WDAY.com |

North Dakota's #1 news website 10,650,498 page views — March 2014

Weather

Storm Tracker Blog
StormTracker blog

North Dakota Road Reports
Minnesota Road Reports
South Dakota Road Reports

Conditions: Fair
Temp: 57°
Wind: Northwest 8
Pressure: 0
Dewpoint: 33°
Relative Humidity: 41
Animated Regional Doppler Map
Animated Tri-State Satellite and Doppler Map

Seven Day Forecast

Sunday was a beautiful day, with highs in the 70s, but a cold front is moving through tonight, and that means cooler and windy for Monday. Some clouds will move through with the front, and there may be a few spotty showers. Low near 45*, with a south wind, shifting west at 5-15 mph. Monday will be cooler and windy. Expecting a high near 60*, with a northwest wind at 15-30 mph.

Tuesday will be the best day of the week, with sunshine, and highs in the 60s. Showers and thunderstorms will be possible Wednesday through Friday. Highs will be in the 50s Wednesday and Thursday. Much cooler air arrives by Friday, with temperatures in the 40s. Next weekend looks nice, but cool, with highs in the 50s.

Have a great week!
-Meteorologist Aaron White


Sign up to receive weather alerts.

CURRENT CONDITIONS FROM NOAA
North Dakota | Minnesota | South Dakota | Manitoba | National | International


Historical Weather Data

Switch City:
Date Search
   
S M T W T F S
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30
Weather Key:
  indicates negative numbers
R  indicates record was set or tied
MM  indicates data missing
T  indicates trace amount

December 22, 2012

Temperature

  Observed Time Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
High 15° 349 PM 43° 1899 20° -5° 33°
Low 802 AM -28° 1884 -2° 15°
Average       12° -3° 24°

Precipitation

  Observed Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Precipitation T 0.28 1988 0.03 -0.03 0.00
Month to Date 0.19 0.58     -0.39 0.03
SINCE DEC 1 0.19 0.58     -0.39 0.03
Since Jan. 1 14.34 22.36     -8.02 23.62

Snow

  Observed Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Snowfall 3.7 1964 0.4 M
Month to Date 2.6     7.6 5.0
SINCE DEC 1 2.6     7.6 5.0
SINCE JUL 1 11.0     6.2 5.2
Snow Depth          

Degree Days Heating

  Observed Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Heating 56 53 3 41
Month to Date 998 1091 -93 904
SINCE DEC 1 998 1091 -93 904
SINCE JUL 1 2907 3053 -146 2450

Degree Days Cooling

  Observed Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Cooling 0 0 0 0
Month to Date 0 0 0 0
SINCE DEC 1 0 0 0 0
SINCE JAN 1 795 551 244 694

Wind

  Observed
Highest Speed 3
Highest Direction 3
Highest Gust Speed 3
Highest Guest Direction 3

Relative Humidity

  Observed Time
Highest 3 3
Lowest 3 3
Average 3  

Forecast

Skycover POSSIBLE SUNSHINE: MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER: 0.1
Conditions LIGHT SNOW
HAZE

Climate Normals for Today

  Average Record Year
Temperature High 20° 46° 1899
Temperature Low -31° 1983
   
December 23 2012
Sunrise 811 AM CST
Sunset 442 PM CST
December 24 2012
Sunrise 811 AM CST
Sunset 443 PM CST

Source: National Weather Service Climate Report

Wind
(mph)
Temperature (Fahrenheit)
0 35° 30° 25° 20° 15° 10° -5° -10° -15° -20° -25° -30° -35° -40° -45°
5 31 25 9 13 7 -1 -5 -11 -16 -22 -28 -34 -40 -46 -52 -57 -72
10 27 21 15 9 3 -4 -10 -16 -22 -28 -35 -41 -47 -53 -59 -66 -77
15 25 19 13 6 0 -7 -13 -19 -26 -35 -39 -45 -51 -58 -64 -71 -81
20 24 17 11 4 -2 -9 -15 -22 -29 -35 -37 -44 -55 -61 -68 -74 -84
25 23 16 9 3 -4 -11 -17 -24 -31 -37 -44 -51 -58 -64 -71 -78 -87
30 22 15 8 1 -5 -12 -19 -26 -33 -39 -46 -53 -60 -67 -73 -80 -89
35 21 14 7 0 -7 -14 -21 -28 -34 -41 -48 -55 -62 -69 -76 -82 -91
40 20 13 6 -1 -8 -15 -22 -29 -36 -43 -50 -57 -64 -71 -78 -84 -93
45 19 12 5 -2 -9 -16 -23 -30 -37 -44 -51 -58 -65 -72 -79 -86 -93
50 19 12 4 -3 -10 -17 -24 -31 -38 -45 -52 -60 -67 -74 -81 -89 -95
55 18 11 4 -3 -11 -18 -25 -32 -39 -46 -54 -61 -68 -75 -82 -89 -97
60 17 10 3 -4 -11 -19 -26 -33 -40 -48 -55 -62 -69 -76 -84 -91 -98

     Increasing Danger (Frostbite in 30 min.)
     Heightened Danger (Frostbite in 10 min.)
     Great Danger (Frostbite in 5 min.)

Differences Between the new and old systems

  • Wind speed is now calculated for 5 feet off the ground. Wind speed was previously based on observations at 33 feet.
  • The calm wind threshold was lowered to 3mph.
  • A consistent standard for skin tissue resistance is now in use.
  • Measurements are based on how wind affects the human face, typically the most exposed portion of the body.
  • The table incorporates the theory that heat is lost from the body depending on its surroundings
  • The sun's impact is not factored into the wind chill temperature formula.