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Current Conditions

  • 39°
  • Clear
  • Wind: SW 13 mph
  • Humidity: 73%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 31°
  • Pressure: 29.70 in. +
  • Heat Index: 31

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Forecast data from the National Digital Forecast Database.

5 Day Forecast

  • Thursday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 61 °
  • Low: 36 °
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • Friday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 59 °
  • Low: 36 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Saturday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 57 °
  • Low: 34 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Sunday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 54 °
  • Low: 34 °
  • Chance of Rain
  • Monday
  • Ice Pellets
  • High: 55 °
  • Low: 34 °
  • Ice Pellets

Forecast for Minot, North Dakota

Updated: 4:00 AM CDT on April 24, 2014

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain in the afternoon. Fog early. High of 61F. Breezy. Winds from the West at 15 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Thursday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Low of 36F. Winds from the West at 5 to 20 mph.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy. High of 59F. Winds from the WNW at 10 to 15 mph shifting to the North in the afternoon.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain after midnight. Low of 36F with a windchill as low as 28F. Winds from the NNW at 10 to 15 mph shifting to the East after midnight. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Saturday

    Overcast with a chance of rain, then a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 57F. Windy. Winds from the SSE at 15 to 30 mph with gusts to 35 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Saturday Night

    Overcast with a chance of rain. Low of 34F. Breezy. Winds from the East at 10 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Sunday

    Overcast with a chance of rain. High of 54F. Breezy. Winds from the ENE at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Sunday Night

    Overcast with a chance of rain. Low of 34F. Breezy. Winds from the ENE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 50% with rainfall amounts near 0.5 in. possible.

  • Monday

    Overcast with a chance of rain, then a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 55F. Winds from the NE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70% with rainfall amounts near 0.2 in. possible.

  • Monday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow. Fog overnight. Low of 34F. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 50%.

  • Tuesday

    Mostly cloudy. High of 54F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 19F. Winds from the North at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy. High of 57F. Winds from the NNW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 28F. Winds from the North at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Thursday

    Clear. High of 59F. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 30F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy. High of 61F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 41F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday

    Clear. High of 64F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 41F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy. High of 72F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 41F. Winds less than 5 mph.

Personal Weather Stations

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Location: Edgeview Estates, Minot, ND

Updated: 6:08 AM CDT

Temperature: 39.2 °F Dew Point: 33 °F Humidity: 79% Wind: WSW at 2.0 mph Pressure: 29.54 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 39 °F Graphs

Location: Eagle's Landing, Minot, ND

Updated: 6:08 AM CDT

Temperature: 37.4 °F Dew Point: 36 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: WSW at 5.9 mph Pressure: 29.80 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 33 °F Graphs

Location: Dakota Park South Minot, Minot, ND

Updated: 6:08 AM CDT

Temperature: 37.4 °F Dew Point: 37 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: SW at 2.2 mph Pressure: 29.66 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 37 °F Graphs

Location: Deering Mobile Home Estates, Deering, ND

Updated: 6:04 AM CDT

Temperature: 33.6 °F Dew Point: 33 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: SW at 4.2 mph Pressure: 29.69 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 30 °F Graphs

Location: South Prairie, Ward County, Sawyer, ND

Updated: 6:08 AM CDT

Temperature: 39.4 °F Dew Point: 36 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: WNW at 13.0 mph Pressure: 28.71 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 32 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Bismarck ND 
408 am CDT Thursday Apr 24 2014 


Short term...(today and tonight) 


Issued at 345 am CDT Thursday Apr 24 2014 


Forecast highlights in the short term period will be patchy fog 
this morning for all but the southwest...chances for 
showers/isolated thunderstorms today through early evening north 
and east...and elevated fire weather concerns west into south 
central (see fire weather discussion below). 


Currently...upper level trough axis negatively tilted...orientated 
from central Alberta southeast into central North Dakota. 
Associated surface trough axis stretched from south to north across 
the eastern Dakotas...then back northwest through southern 
Saskatchewan. Clear to partly cloudy across my west and much of my 
central with subsidence and much dryer air in the dry slot along 
to west of the upper trough. Continued cloudy east along to east 
of the surface trough. 


Gusty westerly winds will once again develop across the west and 
south central today...west of the surface trough. Winds aloft are 
30kts or less so despite sustained winds 20-25 kts...do not 
anticipate Wind Advisory magnitudes at this time. 


As the upper trough continues to move slowly east this morning and 
afternoon and closed off...wrap around moisture will generate a 
chance of morning showers over northern North Dakota...expanding 
south and east in the afternoon. Colder temperatures aloft 
associated with the upper low will result in middle to late morning 
and afternoon destabilization of the atmosphere with models 
generating several hundred joules of cape along with steep lapse 
rates materializing. Thus will maintain thunderstorms in the 
forecast...and have expanded the aerial coverage a bit with 
instability forecast as far south as the i94 corridor of south 
central ND. 


Showers and perhaps a few lingering thunderstorms possible into 
the early evening east...with precipitation ending as the low 
pushes farther east. Models try to generate another area of 
precipitation moving into western North Dakota overnight as a weak 
surface low slides southeast across the northern High Plains. Kept 
things dry with this forecast issuance with time height cross 
sections showing ceilings at or above 10k feet above ground level...and rather weak 
middle level forcing. 




Long term...(friday through wednesday) 
issued at 407 am CDT Thursday Apr 24 2014 


The main forecast issue in the long term period will be an extended 
period of precipitation Friday night through Tuesday. Models are 
in reasonable agreement and in general have bumped up probability of precipitation a bit 
where we could. 


We begin the long term period with one upper low exiting the area 
and another developing over the western U.S. Friday looks to be dry 
for the most part...although models do indicate a weak impulse 
moving through a building upper ridge along the Canadian border. 
With cooler upper level temperatures here due to the remnants of 
the departing upper low...lapse rates would be sufficient to 
mention a few showers with daytime heating. This will maintain our 
slight chance probability of precipitation across the north on Friday. 


The leading impulse with the next system lifts into the area by 
Friday night. Upper level forcing with the vorticity lobe and 
increasing isentropic lift should support a band of showers lifting 
north through the forecast area late Friday night into Saturday. 
Saturday will also bring increasing easterly winds making for a cool 
and windy day. Although convection potential is limited...can not 
rule out an elevated thunderstorm. 


Upper level divergence increases in the far west Saturday night 
bringing likely precipitation chances to the far west...tapering to 
chance probability of precipitation as you move into central North Dakota. 


Sunday morning through Monday afternoon...the closed upper low 
tracks slowly east from eastern Colorado into eastern Nebraska. 
During this time numerous impulses will lift around the upper low 
and into the northern plains...with a blocking high to our north and 
east. Thus we experience an extended period of abundant moisture 
and good forcing into a deformation zone situated over the 
forecast area...Sunday through Monday. Models have trended warmer 
the last few runs yet there still appears that there will be a 
period of possible mixed precipitation...especially across the 
higher terrain of the west late Sunday night. 


The system finally starts to pull out of the Central Plains Monday 
night...but western and central North Dakota will remain in a 
convergence zone between the closed upper low to our south and a 
blocking ridge to our north and east. Thus precipitation 
chances...although diminishing...will linger through Tuesday 
night. And again during the late overnight and early morning 
hours Monday night and Tuesday night...a mix with or change over 
to snow will be possible. Although by this time quantitative precipitation forecast amounts will 
be minimal...thus significant snow amounts are not anticipated. 


&& 


Aviation...(for the 06z tafs through 06z Thursday night) 


Issued at 345 am CDT Thursday Apr 24 2014 


Morning fog expected central and east...including kbis-kmot-kjms. 
MVFR-IFR stratus at kjms should lift/scatter out by 12-13z. Convective 
showers will re-develop at kmot-kisn-kjms and possibly kbis 
Thursday morning/afternoon...lingering into the early evening for 
kjms. An isolated thunderstorm will be very possible over these 
same locations. Will mention a vcsh at this time due to the high 
uncertainty of timing and aerial coverage of precipitation. 


&& 


Fire weather... 


Issued at 345 am CDT Thursday Apr 24 2014 


Strong westerly to northwesterly winds will develop over western 
and south central North Dakota Thursday afternoon. These winds 
combined with minimum relative humidity values of 20-25 percent will generate a 
very high fire danger for these areas. At this time wind 
magnitudes do not warrant red flag conditions. 


&& 


Bis watches/warnings/advisories... 
none. 


&& 


$$ 


Short term...New Hampshire 
long term...twh 
aviation...New Hampshire 
fire weather...New Hampshire 
















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