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Category: Weather

Autumn Be Stylin’ 

First Day of Fall Saturday  MINOT – It is starting to look like fall, with shorter days and leaves turning colors but, with the official first day of fall arriving Saturday, the temperatures have been trending more summerlike than what might be expected for September in North Dakota.  Official temperature readings through the 20th of […]
by Kim Fundingsland
September 22, 2023

El Nino now 95% Certain 

Latest Projections for Winter Ahead  With each passing day the Climate Prediction Center becomes more and more certain that North Dakota can expect a warmer winter than usual in the months ahead.  In their latest outlook the CPC says they are 95% certain that a strong El Nino will influence winter weather over much of […]
by Kim Fundingsland
September 14, 2023

El Nino, Winter Weather Outlook 2023-24

National Weather Service
by The Dakotan
September 1, 2023

Latest ND Drought Briefing

National Weather Service
by The Dakotan
September 1, 2023

Storm Spectacular but Brief 

Rainfall Welcome  MINOT – The thunderstorm that centered over Minot shortly after 1 a.m. Thursday was loud, bright and, for a time, brought a deluge of rainfall. All in all, measurable precipitation in and near the city was about 1/3 of an inch.  Nevertheless, it was a welcome rainfall despite raucous thunder and frequent, bright […]
by Kim Fundingsland
August 31, 2023

Odds Rising for Warm Winter 

Latest Long-Range Weather Outlook from CPC  What the weatherman has in store for the winter months is always of interest to North Dakotans, who often have a “we’ll see about that” response to long-range weather outlooks.  Nevertheless, indicators continue to favor a warmer than usual winter season for Minot and North Dakota. Here is the […]
by Kim Fundingsland
August 24, 2023

Ward County Drought Conditions 

Slight Improvement Statewide  Ward County remains among the areas of the state where drought conditions are present. However, statewide, conditions have improved slightly according to the Drought Monitor’s weekly assessment.  “Recent beneficial precipitation resulted in improving conditions across parts of the Dakotas and Wyoming. Short-term drought expanded across northeast North Dakota which remained to the […]
by Kim Fundingsland
August 10, 2023

Seasonal Weather Through Fall 

El Nino Influence to Follow  All signs point to warmer winter, with less than usual snowfall, for the Minot area and all of North Dakota. That the prognostication of the forecasters at the Climate Prediction Center.  Once a month the CPC issues their latest seasonal weather outlooks. While long-range weather predictions are not absolute, they […]
by Kim Fundingsland
July 27, 2023

Warm Start to Week 

Storms Possible Tuesday  The National Weather service says North Dakota, particularly the western half of the state, can expect temperatures Monday ranging from the upper 80s to upper 90s. The warm temperatures are expected to continue through mid-week.  With the heat comes an increased chance of thunderstorms, with the greatest possibility Tuesday afternoon through the […]
by The Dakotan
July 24, 2023

Drought Creep in State 

Forecast Heating Up  MINOT – Drought conditions worsened slightly across much of North Dakota from a week ago. That’s according to thye weekly release of the U.S. Drought Monitor.  While increasingly dry conditions in the state are not unusual at this time of year, it is an indicator closely watched by farming and livestock interests […]
by Kim Fundingsland
July 20, 2023
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