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Current Conditions

  • 24°
  • Light Snow
  • Wind: ENE 13 mph
  • Humidity: 84%
  • Visibility: 1.2 miles
  • Dew Point: 20°
  • Pressure: 30.02 in. +
  • Heat Index: 12

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Forecast data from the National Digital Forecast Database.

5 Day Forecast

  • Wednesday
  • Chance of Snow
  • High: 34 °
  • Low: 19 °
  • Chance of Snow
  • Thursday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 39 °
  • Low: 23 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Friday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 48 °
  • Low: 32 °
  • Chance of Rain
  • Saturday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 52 °
  • Low: 36 °
  • Chance of Rain
  • Sunday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 61 °
  • Low: 37 °
  • Partly Cloudy

Forecast for Minot, North Dakota

Updated: 4:00 AM CDT on April 16, 2014

  • Wednesday

    Overcast with a chance of snow, then a chance of snow in the afternoon. High of 34F with a windchill as low as 10F. Breezy. Winds from the NE at 15 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 20%.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 19F with a windchill as low as 9F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy. High of 39F with a windchill as low as 12F. Winds from the East at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 23F with a windchill as low as 16F. Winds from the ESE at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy. High of 48F. Breezy. Winds from the SE at 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Friday Night

    Overcast with a chance of rain, then a chance of snow and rain showers after midnight. Low of 32F with a windchill as low as 23F. Breezy. Winds from the SE at 15 to 20 mph. Chance of precipitation 30% .

  • Saturday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain in the morning, then overcast. High of 52F. Winds from the South at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 36F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 61F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 37F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy. High of 70F. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the NNW in the afternoon.

  • Monday Night

    Overcast. Low of 43F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Mostly cloudy. High of 63F. Breezy. Winds from the ENE at 15 to 20 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 41F. Breezy. Winds from the ENE at 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Wednesday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 66F. Breezy. Winds from the ENE at 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Wednesday Night

    Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm. Fog overnight. Low of 39F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Fog early. High of 66F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. Fog overnight. Low of 30F. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy. High of 50F. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 36F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday

    Clear. High of 61F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear. Low of 36F. Winds less than 5 mph.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Local Storm Report 



04/16/2014 0454 am

Minot, Ward County.

Snow e1.0 inch, reported by broadcast media.





Personal Weather Stations

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Location: Why Not Minot, Minot, ND

Updated: 5:04 AM CDT

Temperature: 22.6 °F Dew Point: 21 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: ESE at 3.2 mph Pressure: 29.92 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 18 °F Graphs

Location: Edgeview Estates, Minot, ND

Updated: 5:11 AM CDT

Temperature: 23.5 °F Dew Point: 22 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: NE at 3.0 mph Pressure: 29.91 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 24 °F Graphs

Location: Dakota Park South Minot, Minot, ND

Updated: 5:11 AM CDT

Temperature: 22.5 °F Dew Point: 22 °F Humidity: 100% Wind: SE at 8.3 mph Pressure: 29.98 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 13 °F Graphs

Location: Deering Mobile Home Estates, Deering, ND

Updated: 5:07 AM CDT

Temperature: 22.6 °F Dew Point: 22 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: NNE at 4.2 mph Pressure: 29.99 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 17 °F Graphs

Location: South Prairie, Ward County, Sawyer, ND

Updated: 5:11 AM CDT

Temperature: 22.6 °F Dew Point: 23 °F Humidity: 100% Wind: SSE at 4.5 mph Pressure: 28.96 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 17 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Bismarck ND 
417 am CDT Wednesday Apr 16 2014 


Short term...(today and tonight) 
issued at 400 am CDT Wednesday Apr 16 2014 


The main forecast issues in the short term period are precipitation 
trends and snowfall amounts through today. 


Currently...a surface low was at the border of central South Dakota 
and Nebraska...with an inverted trough extending northwestward to 
near Bowman to near Glasgow Montana. Water vapor satellite loop 
indicates the associated upper level shortwave over western South 
Dakota. These features are forecast to continue moving southeastward 
to southern Minnesota/Iowa by this evening. Regional radars 
indicated precipitation in South Dakota...skimming the North Dakota 
counties along the South Dakota border. 


Farther north was a zone of isentropic lift oriented 
northwest-to-southeast across northwestern to southeastern North 
Dakota - and regional radars and surface observations indicated 
light snow occurring over northwest and north central North Dakota 
towards Harvey and north of the Jamestown area. This isentropic 
lifting was occurring with strong easterly surface winds coincident 
with strong southeasterly h850 winds. This lifting is expected to 
continue until middle/late morning...when surface winds become more 
northeasterly and h850 winds become strongest over southeastern 
North Dakota and over much of South Dakota. Thus it is expected that 
snow should be tapering off for the most part over western and north 
central North Dakota by noon. Light snow south of the Jamestown area 
should linger into the afternoon closer to the surface low and 
forcing provided by the upper level shortwave. 


Expecting snow totals of around an inch of snow northwest and north 
central to 1-2 inches in the James River Valley. 


Looking at highs today only in the 30s...and lows tonight in the 
teens and lower 20s. 


Long term...(thursday through tuesday) 
issued at 400 am CDT Wednesday Apr 16 2014 


Of most interest in the long term is the significant warm up just 
in time for Easter...and the threat of thunderstorms...especially 
south...late Tuesday and again late Wednesday. 


The long term is very active with a series of open waves passing 
through. That should keep them moving along. The first comes in 
for Thursday into Friday and is quickly followed by the second 
later Friday into Saturday. These bring mixed precipitation... 
predominantly rain during the day times and snow at night. Snow 
accumulations will be minimal with maybe an inch west and north 
with the first wave...and an inch or so north with the second. 
This would be quick to melt during day times and with rain. 


That is followed by a significant warm up for the weekend and into 
next week with highs in the 60s...nearing 70 south. 


On Tuesday...low pressure forms in the Lee of The Rockies and 
models depict a significant low level thermal ridge...and increase 
in low level moisture...for Tuesday afternoon. Cape nears 1500 
j/kg along the South Dakota border and Li GOES to -4 there. If 
this comes to pass...I would expect thunderstorms along the cold 
front later Tuesday...especially south. That low meanders around 
the Dakotas into the end of next week...as the middle level wave 
cuts off and stalls...with continued precipitation chances... 
clouds...and cooler weather. 


&& 


Aviation...(for the 06z tafs through 06z Wednesday night) 
issued at 100 am CDT Wednesday Apr 16 2014 


Expecting MVFR and IFR conditions to continue in kmot in ceilings and 
visibilities in the near term...and for other taf sites to become MVFR/IFR 
in ceilings...with kjms to see MVFR/IFR visibilities as well. Gusty east winds 
to become northeast after 15z...and for conditions to become VFR 
around/after 18z. 




&& 


Bis watches/warnings/advisories... 
none. 
&& 


$$ 


Short term...jv 
long term...jpm 
aviation...jv 



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