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Latest 3-month Weather Outlook 

Below-normal temps, above-normal precipitation  MINOT – Sheesh.   Oh well. North Dakotans are used to it anyway.  The latest 3-month weather outlook issued by the Climate Prediction Center calls for below-normal temperatures and above-normal precipitation for the Minot area. The long-range outlook was released Thursday morning.  Here’s the gist of…
January 19, 2023

December to Remember, or Forget 

Weather cold, snowy  MINOT – December 2022 is in the rear-view mirror, and it proved to be one of the coldest, snowiest Decembers in this city’s history. Evidence can be found throughout the region, with giant piles of snow pushed up from roadways and parking lots and such.   Total…
January 2, 2023

Minot to Warm this Week 

Return to Normal Temperatures  MINOT – The Minot region should see some relief this week from what has been one of the coldest December months in recorded history.  Tuesday’s weather forecast calls for a high temperature in the mid-30s, quite a difference from a lengthy stretch of icy temperatures and…
December 26, 2022

South Dakota governor expands National Guard help for tribes 

By STEPHEN GROVES Associated Press  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Gov. Kristi Noem is expanding the state National Guard's mission to assist both the Oglala Sioux and the Rosebud Sioux Tribes with firewood and snow removal amid the relentless wind and life-threatening cold that have crippled their reservations in the…
December 23, 2022

Employed in the Cold 

How Outdoor Workers Fare  lydia.hoverson@mydakotan.com   MINOT – Though even just a few seconds in minus 20 degrees and strong winds can leave your face in pain, some must bear through it all day as they work outside for a living.  Dan Jonasson, Minot’s public works director, said all work outside…
December 23, 2022

Cold December Confirmed 

Already a month for the record book  MINOT – Just step outside and you know. December has been a cold month, even by North Dakota standards.  Minot’s average December temperature at the International Airport, if anything weather related can be average in North Dakota, is 19.6 degrees. So far this…
December 23, 2022

Snowpack Eases Dry Conditions 

Early Glance at Spring Runoff  MINOT – You curse it, shovel it, get stuck in it, but there is some good in that snow on the ground – believe it or not.   “For the time being, I’ll take all the snow we can get.” said Allen Schlag, National Weather Service…
December 22, 2022

Health Effects of Frigid Cold 

Tips on Staying Healthy Through Freezing Temps  lydia.hoverson@mydakotan.com   MINOT – With cold season often comes sick season, but thankfully there are ways to help prevent it.  Doctor Casmiar Nwaigwe, director of infectious diseases at Trinity Health and infectious disease specialist, said there are various ways in which the winter season…
December 22, 2022

Frostbite Dangers

Always Bundle lydia.hoverson@mydakotan.com  MINOT – Always be bundled and prepared in extreme temperatures is the message from a Minot trauma expert. Amber Emerson, coordinator for Minot Safe Kids and Trinity Health Injury Prevention, said most of the frostbite cases she sees are from people who were not expecting to be…
December 19, 2022

Wind Chill Week Ahead 

 Weather Service Issues Wind Chill Warning  MINOT – Even for those accustomed to winter in North Dakota the upcoming stretch of cold and wind is a bit out of the ordinary. The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Chill Warning lasting through Christmas Eve.  “There’s very cold Arctic air…
December 19, 2022
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