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Current Conditions

  • 60°
  • Scattered Clouds
  • Wind: WNW 28 mph
  • Humidity: 20%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 18°
  • Pressure: 29.79 in. -

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5 Day Forecast

  • Thursday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 61 °
  • Low: 34 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Friday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 66 °
  • Low: 43 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Saturday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 64 °
  • Low: 37 °
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • Sunday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 54 °
  • Low: 37 °
  • Chance of Rain
  • Monday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 59 °
  • Low: 30 °
  • Chance of Rain

Forecast for Hettinger, North Dakota

Updated: 3:00 PM MDT on April 24, 2014

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy. High of 61F. Windy. Winds from the WNW at 25 to 30 mph with gusts to 35 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 34F. Winds from the West at 5 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy. High of 66F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Overcast in the evening, then mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. Low of 43F. Breezy. Winds from the South at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Saturday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 64F. Breezy. Winds from the SSE at 20 to 25 mph with gusts to 30 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Saturday Night

    Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain showers, then a chance of rain after midnight. Fog overnight. Low of 37F. Windy. Winds from the East at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Sunday

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

  • Sunday Night

    Overcast with a chance of rain. Fog overnight. Low of 37F. Breezy. Winds from the ENE at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 50% with rainfall amounts near 0.3 in. possible.

  • Monday

    Overcast with a chance of rain. High of 59F. Breezy. Winds from the NNE at 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Monday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. Fog overnight. Low of 30F. Breezy. Winds from the NNW at 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 80% with rainfall amounts near 0.9 in. possible.

  • Tuesday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 54F. Breezy. Winds from the NNW at 20 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Tuesday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of snow. Fog overnight. Low of 28F with a windchill as low as 19F. Breezy. Winds from the NNW at 15 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 60% with accumulations up to 1 in. possible.

  • Wednesday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 54F. Breezy. Winds from the North at 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 27F. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 20 mph.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy. High of 61F. Winds from the North at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 30F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 15 mph shifting to the ESE after midnight.

  • Friday

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

  • Friday Night

    Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 28F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday

    Clear. High of 66F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 27F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy. High of 68F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Fog overnight. Low of 32F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Monday

    Clear. High of 70F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Clear. Low of 32F. Breezy. Winds from the North at 15 to 25 mph.

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Bismarck ND 
1252 PM CDT Thursday Apr 24 2014 


Update... 
issued at 1251 PM CDT Thursday Apr 24 2014 


Areas of fog have burned off over the eastern portions of the County Warning Area. 
Removed fog wording from the affected zones as a result. 


Furthermore...scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms are 
developing over southeastern Saskatchewan and southwestern 
Manitoba. This activity is moving east-southeast at about 15 miles per hour. 
At its current trajectory...it should enter northwestern Bottineau 
County by 3 PM CDT. Will continue to monitor convective trends for 
any further updates. 


Update issued at 1029 am CDT Thursday Apr 24 2014 


Areas of fog will continue to linger over Rolette County southeast 
into the James River basin. Updated the first period weather to 
extend the areas of fog for the next few hours over the 
aforementioned areas. Furthermore...decreased cloud cover over 
southwestern North Dakota during the morning hours based on 
current satellite obs/trends. Also adjusted the afternoon maximum 
temperatures up a degree or two given the expected dry westerly flow and 
associated warm air advection. 


The remaining forecast elements are in good shape. The updated 
products have been sent. 


Update issued at 649 am CDT Thursday Apr 24 2014 


Mainly clear skies across western North Dakota with a light 
westerly flow. Areas of middle and high level clouds east of the 
Highway 83 corridor...with areas of fog in far eastern portions of 
central North Dakota from The Turtle mountains into the northern 
James River Valley. Have issued a Nowcast for areas of dense fog 
in the east. Adjusted fog grids to areas instead of patchy over 
this area. Also dropped the mention of fog west and south of the 
Missouri River and Lake Sakakawea. Light rain showers from Brandon 
mb to Regina sk...but it should be at least a few hours before 
any development in northern North Dakota so removed probability of precipitation in the 
northwest through 15z. 


&& 


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 18z tafs through 18z Friday afternoon) 
issued at 1251 PM CDT Thursday Apr 24 2014 


VFR conditions will prevail over western and central North Dakota 
through the taf period. Tempo MVFR conditions in isolated 
thunderstorms will be possible over kmot this afternoon. 
However...aviation impacts should be minimal and brief. 


&& 


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. 


&& 


$$ 


Update...tm 
short term...New Hampshire 
long term...twh 
aviation...tm 
fire weather...New Hampshire 








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