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Current Conditions

  • 22°
  • Overcast
  • Wind: NNW 7 mph
  • Humidity: 63%
  • Visibility: 8.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 11°
  • Pressure: 30.28 in. 0
  • Heat Index: 13

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5 Day Forecast

  • Thursday
  • Overcast
  • High: 22 °
  • Low: 5 °
  • Overcast
  • Friday
  • Clear
  • High: 14 °
  • Low: 3 °
  • Clear
  • Saturday
  • Snow Showers
  • High: 25 °
  • Low: 20 °
  • Snow Showers
  • Sunday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 44 °
  • Low: 27 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Monday
  • Snow Showers
  • High: 39 °
  • Low: 26 °
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Forecast for Minot, North Dakota

Updated: 12:50 PM CST on February 11, 2016

  • Rest of Today

    Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of snow. Highs in the lower 20s. North winds 5 to 10 mph.

  • Tonight

    Mostly cloudy. Lows zero to 5 above. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday

    Mostly sunny. Highs around 10. North winds 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Increasing clouds. Lows zero to 5 above. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday

    Cloudy. Chance of snow in the morning...then snow likely in the afternoon. Light snow accumulations. Highs in the lower 20s. Southeast winds 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 60 percent.

  • Saturday Night

    Cloudy with a 40 percent chance of snow. Lows 15 to 20.

  • Sunday

    Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 30s.

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 20s.

  • Washingtons Birthday

    Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 30s.

  • Monday Night through Tuesday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of snow. Lows in the lower 20s. Highs in the mid 30s.

  • Wednesday

    Mostly cloudy. Highs in the mid 30s.

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Location: Edgeview Estates, Minot, ND

Updated: 3:08 PM CST

Temperature: 19.3 °F Dew Point: 13 °F Humidity: 75% Wind: North at 3.0 mph Pressure: 30.29 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 19 °F Graphs

Location: 27th Street Southeast, Minot, ND

Updated: 3:06 PM CST

Temperature: 21.9 °F Dew Point: 16 °F Humidity: 78% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.27 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 22 °F Graphs

Location: Elk Drive, Minot, ND

Updated: 3:07 PM CST

Temperature: 20.1 °F Dew Point: 15 °F Humidity: 81% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.01 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 20 °F Graphs

Location: 27th Street Northwest, Minot, ND

Updated: 3:07 PM CST

Temperature: 21.7 °F Dew Point: 15 °F Humidity: 74% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.17 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 22 °F Graphs

Location: 28th Street Northwest, Minot, ND

Updated: 3:06 PM CST

Temperature: 44.4 °F Dew Point: 26 °F Humidity: 47% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.23 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 44 °F Graphs

Location: Dakota Park South Minot, Minot, ND

Updated: 3:08 PM CST

Temperature: 18.1 °F Dew Point: 8 °F Humidity: 65% Wind: North at 5.4 mph Pressure: 26.82 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 10 °F Graphs

Location: U.S. 52, Burlington, ND

Updated: 3:06 PM CST

Temperature: 25.0 °F Dew Point: 20 °F Humidity: 82% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 25 °F Graphs

Location: U.S. 52, Sawyer, ND

Updated: 3:06 PM CST

Temperature: 20.5 °F Dew Point: 13 °F Humidity: 73% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.24 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 20 °F Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET, Glenburn, ND

Updated: 2:48 PM CST

Temperature: 17 °F Dew Point: 13 °F Humidity: 84% Wind: NNW at 4 mph Pressure: 30.33 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 11 °F Graphs

Location: Deering Mobile Home Estates, Deering, ND

Updated: 3:00 PM CST

Temperature: 19.2 °F Dew Point: 15 °F Humidity: 82% Wind: WNW at 6.3 mph Pressure: 30.18 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 11 °F Graphs

Location: KD0ASL WX, Granville, ND

Updated: 2:55 PM CST

Temperature: 21.7 °F Dew Point: 15 °F Humidity: 76% Wind: NNW at 2.7 mph Pressure: 30.15 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 22 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Bismarck ND 
1234 PM CST Thursday Feb 11 2016 


Update... 
issued at 1234 PM CST Thursday Feb 11 2016 


Snowfall intensity is diminishing per midday radar trends...and in 
northwestern ND the Crosby AWOS suggests snow has ended there. The 
snowfall should continue to end from northwest to southeast during 
the rest of the afternoon as middle-level frontogenetic forcing wanes 
with the rapid exit of the shortwave trough aloft. Recent hrrr/rap 
and even global model guidance strongly suggests a rapid decrease 
in the snowfall most everywhere between 21 and 00 UTC. This is all 
well-handled with the going forecast and only minor changes were 
made with this update...namely to increase the pace at which probability of precipitation 
begin to decrease by late afternoon and early evening. 


Update issued at 953 am CST Thursday Feb 11 2016 


We increased the spatiotemporal coverage of 100 percent probability of precipitation based 
on middle-morning radar...ASOS...and AWOS trends...but the main theme 
of the forecast which calls for 1 to 3 inches of snow over western 
and parts of central ND today is relatively unchanged. The recent 
rap/hrrr runs and the 12 UTC NAM match observed trends well...and 
key on the heaviest amounts of possibly near 3 inches centered on 
the Elgin and Mott areas...where middle-level frontogenesis is linked 
best with modest qg-forcing. Otherwise...we did add some flurries 
into today/S forecast from Rolla and Rugby toward Carrington based 
on flurry activity being reported in those areas as of 15 UTC. 


Update issued at 629 am CST Thursday Feb 11 2016 


Overall...no changes other than to blend probability of precipitation to radar and webcam 
trends through 1230 UTC and the 11 UTC rap/hrrr iterations 
thereafter which have a good depiction of the ongoing band of 
light to moderate snow across western and south central North 
Dakota. 


&& 


Short term...(today and tonight) 
issued at 230 am CST Thursday Feb 11 2016 


Light snow today highlights the short term period. Likely to 
categorical probability of precipitation west through south central...while lower probability of precipitation 
will exist north central into the James River Valley. Snowfall 
accumulations of 1 to 2 inches expected across western and south 
central North Dakota. 


Latest water vapor imagery a shortwave into southeast Alberta 
early this morning. Couple jet streaks across northern and eastern 
Montana aiding in large scale ascent. Stationary frontal system in 
eastern Montana with a surface low pressure sliding along it 
today will enhance low level convergence. Surface convergence 
combined with the dynamics aloft will produce a widespread area 
of light snow...west into south central through middle/late afternoon. 
Regional radar shows reflectivitys enhancing and filling in across 
eastern Montana and western North Dakota. Higher reflectivitys now 
working through north central Montana appears to be the leading 
edge of the more organized area of snow. 


A chance of snow remains into the evening but the bulk of snow 
accumulations will occur during the daylight hours today. The 
populated forecast had given a slight chance for light freezing 
rain in the far southwest Thursday night. The NAM BUFKIT soundings 
show middle level drying at Baker Montana and Lemmon South Dakota 
Thursday night. It is possible for light freezing rain to develop 
in the supercooled water droplet regime given the amount of Omega 
present. Hence concur and will leave that mention in the gridded 
forecast for now. 


The system departs tonight with a 1046mb in central Saskatchewan 
nosing into western and central North Dakota by 12z Friday. Colder 
air will be pushed from north to south...with overnight lows ranging 
from 10 below zero Turtle Mountains to 20 above southwest. 


Long term...(friday through wednesday) 
issued at 230 am CST Thursday Feb 11 2016 


A cool down Friday into Saturday and potential accumulating snow 
Saturday into Sunday morning highlight the extended forecast. 


The 00 UTC deterministic suite is in agreement on Arctic high 
pressure building across the northern plains Friday...with the 
axis slightly westward compared to runs from last night. 
However...the core of Arctic air is still forecast to remain east 
of the County Warning Area...across eastern North Dakota and into Minnesota 
through Saturday. Thereafter...a shortwave coming onshore to the 
Pacific northwest Friday night is forecast to propagate east 
across the northern plains through the day on Saturday and into 
Saturday night. While the 00 UTC suites are in general agreement 
on this feature and the potential for accumulating 
snow...sufficient differences remain with impacts to sensible 
weather...with the 00 UTC GFS having the most amplified wave and 
greatest quantitative precipitation forecast. A wintry mix could be possible southwest Saturday 
afternoon with low level warm air advection and the possibility 
for a warm layer aloft. By early next week...a low amplitude upper 
level ridge is favored to build across the western and central 
Continental U.S....marking a possible warm up back to above normal 
temperatures. 


&& 


Aviation...(for the 18z tafs through 18z Friday afternoon) 
issued at 1234 PM CST Thursday Feb 11 2016 


Widespread MVFR and IFR conditions in stratus and light snow will 
continue this afternoon...but as the snow ends from north to south 
by early evening flight conditions will begin to improve. Upslope 
flow in southwestern ND and a lingering frontal boundary may keep 
that part of the state socked in MVFR or IFR ceilings through the 
night though...with improvement at kdik not likely until after 12 
UTC Friday. 


&& 


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


$$ 


Update...cjs 
short term...Kansas 
long term...ayd 
aviation...cjs 






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