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Current Conditions

  • 61°
  • Clear
  • Wind: NW 16 mph
  • Humidity: 39%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 36°
  • Pressure: 30.18 in. +

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5 Day Forecast

  • Friday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 70 °
  • Low: 54 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Saturday
  • Clear
  • High: 79 °
  • Low: 56 °
  • Clear
  • Sunday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 74 °
  • Low: 47 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Monday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 61 °
  • Low: 46 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Tuesday
  • Clear
  • High: 68 °
  • Low: 43 °
  • Clear

Forecast for Minot, North Dakota

Updated: 6:25 PM CDT on October 8, 2015

  • Rest of Tonight

    Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 30s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph shifting to the south after midnight.

  • Friday

    Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 70s. South winds 5 to 10 mph increasing to around 15 mph in the afternoon.

  • Friday Night

    Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 50s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

  • Saturday

    Sunny. Highs around 80. West winds 10 to 20 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 50s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

  • Sunday

    Mostly sunny. Breezy. Highs in the lower 70s.

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain showers. Lows in the mid 40s.

  • Columbus Day

    Sunny. Highs around 60.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s.

  • Tuesday and Tuesday Night

    Mostly clear. Highs in the mid 60s. Lows in the mid 40s.

  • Wednesday through Thursday

    Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 50s. Lows in the lower 40s.

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Location: Edgeview Estates, Minot, ND

Updated: 6:36 PM CDT

Temperature: 59.2 °F Dew Point: 40 °F Humidity: 49% Wind: ENE at 3.0 mph Pressure: 30.10 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: 27th Street Southeast, Minot, ND

Updated: 6:35 PM CDT

Temperature: 61.7 °F Dew Point: 46 °F Humidity: 55% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.24 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Elk Drive, Minot, ND

Updated: 6:35 PM CDT

Temperature: 58.6 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 53% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.99 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: 28th Street Northwest, Minot, ND

Updated: 6:35 PM CDT

Temperature: 61.9 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 52% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.23 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Dakota Park South Minot, Minot, ND

Updated: 6:36 PM CDT

Temperature: 61.0 °F Dew Point: 36 °F Humidity: 40% Wind: NW at 6.0 mph Pressure: 26.85 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: U.S. 52, Burlington, ND

Updated: 4:31 PM CDT

Temperature: 58.8 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 58% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.96 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: U.S. 52, Sawyer, ND

Updated: 6:35 PM CDT

Temperature: 59.5 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 52% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.23 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET, Glenburn, ND

Updated: 6:12 PM CDT

Temperature: 59 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 55% Wind: NW at 3 mph Pressure: 30.14 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Deering Mobile Home Estates, Deering, ND

Updated: 6:36 PM CDT

Temperature: 59.2 °F Dew Point: 46 °F Humidity: 61% Wind: NE at 1.7 mph Pressure: 30.14 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: KD0ASL WX, Granville, ND

Updated: 6:22 PM CDT

Temperature: 61.3 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 54% Wind: North at 4.7 mph Pressure: 30.10 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion

Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Bismarck ND 
623 PM CDT Thursday Oct 8 2015 

issued at 620 PM CDT Thursday Oct 8 2015 

Clouds have cleared though Jamestown so this update will center on 
clouds. No other concerns at this time. 


Short term...(this evening through friday) 
issued at 331 PM CDT Thursday Oct 8 2015 

No major forecast highlights in the short term period. 

Currently...northwest flow aloft in the wake of wednesday's 
low pressure system. This afternoon the surface low was over 
Wisconsin with a large cloud shield surrounding it. The western edge 
of this low cloud shield in North Dakota extended from around The 
Turtle mountains southward near Harvey...towards Logan/McIntosh 
counties. The clouds are expected to continue eroding from west to 
east...exiting the James River Valley late this afternoon/early 
evening. Meanwhile surface high pressure continued to push into the 

By around midnight tonight the models indicate the surface high 
pressure ridge axis should extend from Manitoba southward into the 
James River Valley. The calm winds and clear skies beneath the ridge 
will support a bit more radiational cooling than farther 
west...where return southerly flow may be enough to mix the lower 
atmosphere a tad. Lowered min temperatures there to the middle 30s...with 
lower 40s farther west. 

On Friday we will see the beginning of a warming trend...with 
southerly winds increasing to around 15 miles per hour in the afternoon. Some 
middle clouds may enter our region from the west in the morning...but 
otherwise skies should be mostly sunny. Looking at highs from the 
middle 60s in the James Valley and Turtle Mountains to the middle 70s in 
the far west. 

Long term...(friday night through thursday) 
issued at 331 PM CDT Thursday Oct 8 2015 

Weather highlights in the long term period revolve around fire 
weather/possible red flag warning criteria being met Saturday and 
Sunday in far southwest North Dakota. See fire weather section 
below. With strong winds slated for Sunday...a Wind Advisory is 
looking increasingly likely in southwest North Dakota as well. 

For Friday night through Sunday...a warm front will cross western 
and central North Dakota Friday night placing the forecast area in 
the warm/dry sector Saturday. Westerly winds of 20-30 miles per hour develop by 
Saturday afternoon. The ensemble situational awareness table shows 
the warmest pocket of 850mb temperatures (+20c) in the 99th 
percentile pushing through Saturday night. Therefore...not expecting 
any record highs Saturday...however it will be warm with highs in 
the lower to middle 80s south and upper 70s north. With minimum 
relative humidities around 25 percent Saturday...westerly winds of 
18g28 miles per hour in far southwest North Dakota...marginal red flag 
conditions exist. A surface cold front pushes through Sunday morning 
followed by the h850 front reflected in the isothermal packing 
shifting into northwest North Dakota Sunday afternoon. The strongest 
winds aloft come behind the 850 mb front...as cold air advection takes 
control. BUFKIT soundings in the west still show 45kt at the top of 
the mixed layer. The 50kt plus winds arrive after 00z Monday when 
mixing heights begin to decrease...resulting in minimal potential 
for tapping into these winds. Thus more confident in a Wind Advisory 
in southwest North Dakota than a High Wind Warning. The European model (ecmwf) and 
to some extent the NAM hint at possible showers northwest Sunday 
afternoon spreading east Sunday night. A slight chance should 
still suffice for now. 

Monday through Thursday...a west to northwest flow continues through 
the period. It will remain breezy on Monday as another warm frontal 
passage occurs followed by a cold frontal passage late Monday 
night/Tuesday. Both frontal passages remain dry at this time. A 
shortwave embedded within the flow slides through late Tuesday 
night/Wednesday for a possible shower but overall the long term 
period is dry and void of any widespread shower threat. 


Aviation...(for the 00z tafs through 00z Friday evening) 
issued at 620 PM CDT Thursday Oct 8 2015 

High pressure building across the northern plains. VFR at all taf 
sites through the 00z taf period. 


Fire weather...(saturday and sunday) 
issued at 331 PM CDT Thursday Oct 8 2015 

After consulting with our fire management officers across western 
North Dakota...the consensus was that slope and Bowman counties 
are the only two counties that are susceptible to red flag warning 
conditions this weekend into next week...should fire weather 
elements line up. Pre-frontal westerly winds Saturday of 18mph 
with gusts to 28mph...and minimum relative humidities of around 25 
percent...currently result in marginal/(possible to probable) 
conditions in regards to meeting red flag warning criteria. It 
will be warm Saturday with highs in the low to middle 80s. A cold 
front pushes through Saturday night/Sunday morning with strong 
west to northwest winds of 30 miles per hour to 45 miles per hour Sunday. Despite higher 
minimum relative humidities (around 30 percent) and cooler 
temperatures Sunday...the strong winds and faster spread rates may 
overwhelm the higher relative humidity...which could set the 
stage for red flag conditions in far southwest North Dakota. 


Bis watches/warnings/advisories... 


Update...warm air advection 
short term...jv 
long term...Kansas 
aviation...warm air advection 
fire weather...Kansas 

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