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  • 31°
  • Overcast
  • Wind: WNW 15 mph
  • Humidity: 64%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 20°
  • Pressure: 29.96 in. -
  • Heat Index: 20

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5 Day Forecast

  • Tuesday
  • Overcast
  • High: 32 °
  • Low: 12 °
  • Overcast
  • Wednesday
  • Clear
  • High: 41 °
  • Low: 21 °
  • Clear
  • Thursday
  • Clear
  • High: 43 °
  • Low: 22 °
  • Clear
  • Friday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 47 °
  • Low: 26 °
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  • Saturday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 42 °
  • Low: 19 °
  • Partly Cloudy

Forecast for Hettinger, North Dakota

Updated: 7:48 am MST on December 1, 2015

  • Rest of Today

    Mostly cloudy. Snow likely early in the morning...then chance of snow in the afternoon. New snow accumulation around 1 inch. Storm total around 2 inches. Highs in the upper 20s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 60 percent.

  • Tonight

    Mostly clear. Lows 10 to 15. Northwest winds around 10 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Sunny. Highs in the upper 30s. West winds 10 to 15 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Mostly clear. Lows 15 to 20. West winds around 10 mph.

  • Thursday

    Sunny. Highs in the lower 40s. West winds 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Mostly clear. Lows 15 to 20.

  • Friday through Saturday

    Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 40s. Lows 18 to 24.

  • Saturday Night through Monday

    Mostly clear. Lows around 20. Highs in the lower 40s.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Local Storm Report 

12/01/2015 0827 am

Hettinger, Adams County.

Snow m1.0 inch, reported by co-op observer.

            24 hour total

12/01/2015 0827 am

Hettinger, Adams County.

Snow m1.0 inch, reported by co-op observer.

            24 hour total

 Public Information Statement  Statement as of 12:12 PM CST on December 1, 2015

... Service change notification...

To: family of services /fos/ subscribers... NOAA weather wire
         service /nwws/ subscribers... emergency managers weather
         information network /emwin/ subscribers... noaaport
         subscribers... other National Weather Service /NWS/
         customers and partners... and NWS employees

From: Allen schlag
         service hydrologist
         WFO Bismarck ND

Subject: changes in reporting of river gage data and flood stages
         for all Souris (mouse) river basin forecast and data
         points in North Dakota

After a request from the Souris river joint board through the North
Dakota Silver jackets program... changes are being made to how river
gage data are presented by the National Weather Service and U.S.
Geological survey. In the past... river gage data along the Souris
river in North Dakota have been a mixture of stage data above a
designated zero datum... and stage data reported as feet above mean
sea level using the National geodetic vertical datum of 1929 (ngvd

Beginning January 1st of 2016... all river gage data within the
Souris river basin of North Dakota will be converted to the North
American vertical datum of 1988 (navd 88) and presented as feet
above mean sea level. The conversion of the data to the new datum
and format necessitates a rounding of the elevations used to define
flood stages. The following tables present the current and future
stages used to define action stage (as) along with minor...
moderate... and major flood stages.

Table 1. Current stage definitions for as... minor... moderate... and
major flood stages in use through December 2015.

River/ shef action minor moderate major
shef/name ID stage fs fs fs
-------- ---- ------ ----- -------- -----
Souris river
Souris r. Nr Sherwood shwn8 17 18 20 25
Souris r. At Lake Darling darn8 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Souris r. Nr foxholmfoxn8 9 10 13 15
Minot 4nwminn8 13 14 17 22
miniot brdwy bridge mion8 1548 1549 1551 1555
Souris r. At Logan lgnn8 33 34 36 38
Souris r. At Sawyer swrn8 21 22 24 26
Souris r. At Velva vlvn8 1504 1505 1510 1515
Souris r. Nr Towner town8 51 52 54 56
Souris r. Nr Bantry bann8 10 11 12 14
Souris r. Nr Westhope wstn8 9 10 14 16
Des Lacs river
Des Lacs r. At Foxholm desn8 15 16 18 19
wintering river
wintering r. Nr Karlsruhe klsn8 6 7 9 10
Willow Creek
Willow CR. Nr Willow City wlcn8 9 10 14 16

table 2. New stage definitions for as... minor... moderate... and major
flood stages in use beginning January 1st 2016.

River/ action minor moderate major net
shef/name stage fs fs fs change
-------- ------ ----- -------- ----- ------
Souris river
Souris r. Nr Sherwood 1622 1623 1625 1630 0.01
Souris r. At Lake Darling N/A N/A N/A N/A ****
Souris r. Nr Foxholm 1572 1573 1576 1578 0.99
Minot 4nw 1561 1562 1565 1570 0.99
miniot brdwy bridge 1550 1551 1553 1557 0.78
Souris r. At Logan 1535 1536 1538 1540 0.79
Souris r. At Sawyer 1523 1524 1526 1528 0.79
Souris r. At Velva 1506 1507 1512 1517 0.77
Souris r. Nr Towner 1453 1454 1456 1458 0.78
Souris r. Nr Bantry 1439 1440 1441 1443 0.23
Souris r. Nr Westhope 1413 1414 1418 1420 0.37
Des Lacs river
Des Lacs r. At Foxholm 1650 1651 1653 1654 0.77
wintering river
wintering r. Nr Karlsruhe 1508 1509 1511 1512 0.77
Willow Creek
Willow CR. Nr Willow City 1441 1442 1446 1448 0.80

net change = the net difference in feet of the physical elevation for
             the water surface at all defined stages for that
             location. For example... at Towner a 0.78 difference
             means that the water level will be 0.78 ft higher on a
             physical structure... such as a bridge... than it would
             be for the same minor... moderate... or major flood stage
             in use prior to January 1st of 2016..
**** = no net change in flood stages at Lake Darling... however... there
       will be a net 1.24 ft addition to stage data for the conversion
       to navd-88.

The conversion to navd-88 representation of the water elevation will
take some time for people to get accustomed to. However... the
consistent representation of the water in msl will allow users to
develop their own understanding of the Souris river and more readily
compare modern survey data for points of interest along the river.

Any questions concerning these changes can be directed to Allen schlag
at 701-250-4495.

Personal Weather Stations

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Location: NonFedAWOS, Lemmon, SD

Updated: 12:35 PM MST

Temperature: 28 °F Dew Point: 25 °F Humidity: 86% Wind: WNW at 14 mph Pressure: 29.85 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 17 °F Graphs

NWS Forecaster Discussion

Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Bismarck ND 
1225 PM CST Tuesday Dec 1 2015 

issued at 1204 PM CST Tuesday Dec 1 2015 

For early afternoon update main change was to extend the Winter 
Weather Advisory into middle-afternoon over Foster and stustsman 
counties as snow continues over that area at this time...with 
latest model data showing the snow gradually diminishing going 
into the afternoon. Snow has tapered over remaining areas to the 
west so have allowed advisory to expire over those locations. 

Update issued at 848 am CST Tuesday Dec 1 2015 

Main band of snow stretches over the area from near Carrington 
towards just south of Bismarck which is where most of the 
additional snowfall is expected this morning inline with latest 
high-res guidance. Snow is then expected to gradually shift off 
to the east and taper this afternoon. Updates have been sent. 

Update issued at 632 am CST Tuesday Dec 1 2015 

No significant changes other than to blend to observed trends as 
the 11 UTC rap/hrrr line up well with radar trends through 1230 
UTC...each highlighting an enhanced band of moderate snow from 
Carrington through Bismarck and Carson where an additional two 
inches of snowfall is expected this morning. 


Short term...(today and tonight) 

Issued at 310 am CST Tuesday Dec 1 2015 

Forecast highlights in the short term period will focus on 
current winter weather headlines now through this afternoon. 

Currently...large upper level low pressure spinning over the 
northern plains/upper Midwest...centered near far southwestern 
Minnesota. Trowal on the north side of this storm system wrapping 
west-southwest across eastern into south central North Dakota 
continues to generate a band of light with embedded moderate snow 
underneath...from far southwestern North Dakota back east and 
northeast over all of south central and much of eastern ND early 
this morning. Initial surge of snow from Monday evening has 
dissipated in intensity across the southwest where forcing 

Next surge of precipitation over the central Red River and 
northern James River valleys is projected to advect west- 
southwest through much of the James River Valley and into the 
southern Missouri River valley of south central North Dakota now 
through middle morning Tuesday producing another 2-3 inches of snow. 

Forecast snow amounts still very similar to previous forecasts 
and will maintain headlines as is with this forecast issuance. 

Trowal washes out as we progress into the afternoon hours today 
along with low level forcing associated with an inverted surface 
trough pushing east. This will result in snowfall ending rather 
quickly from northwest to southeast through this afternoon along 
with a decrease in cloud cover. 

A clear sky tonight...however a steady northwest wind combined 
with warm air advection should keep overnight lows in the teens...even where snow 
has accumulated. 

Long term...(wednesday through monday) 
issued at 253 am CST Tuesday Dec 1 2015 

Above normal temperatures highlight the extended forecast. 

Given good agreement amongst the 00 UTC deterministic and 
ensemble suites...utilized a blend for all fields. An upper level 
ridge is forecast to build across the northern plains Wednesday 
into Friday...transitioning to potentially a split flow regime 
into the weekend. This pattern supports above normal highs in the 
upper 30s and 40s for most of the period. Locally some impacts on 
highs from snow across the south central and James River Valley 
may linger into Thursday...possibly holding temperatures down a 
bit compared to the snow free areas west and north. The warmest 
day in the period appears to be Friday with highs possibly near 50 
southwest with the 00 UTC naefs 850 mb mean temperatures forecast 
to be in their 97.5 to 99th percentiles. 


Aviation...(for the 18z tafs through 18z Wednesday afternoon) 
issued at 1204 PM CST Tuesday Dec 1 2015 

MVFR to IFR conditions will continue into this afternoon over 
many parts of eastern into portions of south central North Dakota 
this afternoon as periods of snow continue. Conditions will 
gradually improve from west to east late this afternoon into this 
evening becoming VFR by mid-evening. Locations from kmot to kbis 
and westward will remain VFR. 


Bis watches/warnings/advisories... 
Winter Weather Advisory until 6 PM CST this evening for ndz047- 

Winter Weather Advisory until 4 PM CST this afternoon for ndz025- 



short term...New Hampshire 
long term...ayd 

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