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Current Conditions

  • 45°
  • Clear
  • Wind: WNW 4 mph
  • Humidity: 49%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 27°
  • Pressure: 30.01 in. +
  • Heat Index: 44

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5 Day Forecast

  • Tuesday
  • Clear
  • High: 76 °
  • Low: 44 °
  • Clear
  • Wednesday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 59 °
  • Low: 32 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Thursday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 46 °
  • Low: 24 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Friday
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • High: 53 °
  • Low: 28 °
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • Saturday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 61 °
  • Low: 30 °
  • Partly Cloudy

Forecast for Hettinger, North Dakota

Updated: 6:16 PM MDT on January 30, 2015

  • Monday

    Mainly clear. Lows overnight in the mid 30s.

  • Monday Night

    Clear skies. Low 36F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Sunny. High 76F. Winds S at 10 to 20 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Partly cloudy. Gusty winds after midnight. Low 44F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph, becoming W and increasing to 20 to 30 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy and windy. High 59F. Winds WNW at 25 to 35 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Clear skies with gusty winds developing overnight. Low 32F. Winds W at 20 to 30 mph.

  • Thursday

    Partly to mostly cloudy and windy. High 46F. Winds NW at 25 to 35 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Clear to partly cloudy. Low 24F. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Friday

    A mix of clouds and sun early, then becoming cloudy later in the day. High 53F. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph.

  • Friday Night

    A few clouds from time to time. Low 28F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Saturday

    Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 61F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy skies. Low near 30F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday

    Mostly cloudy skies early will become partly cloudy later in the day. High 59F. Winds E at 10 to 20 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Cloudy. Low 28F. Winds NE at 10 to 20 mph.

  • Monday

    Mostly cloudy. High 53F. Winds NNE at 15 to 25 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Cloudy with some light freezing rain after midnight. Low 28F. ESE winds shifting to N at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precip 50%.

  • Tuesday

    Mostly cloudy. High 51F. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Partly cloudy skies early then becoming cloudy with periods of light freezing rain later at night. Low 29F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precip 50%.

  • Wednesday

    Mostly cloudy skies early, then partly cloudy in the afternoon. High 56F. Winds WNW at 10 to 20 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Mostly clear skies. Low 32F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday

    A mainly sunny sky. High near 60F. Winds SW at 10 to 20 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    A mostly clear sky. Low 34F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Fire Weather Watch  Statement as of 2:31 PM MDT on March 30, 2015/

... Fire Weather Watch in effect from Tuesday afternoon through
Tuesday evening for gusty winds... low humidity values... and dry
vegetation for much of southwest South Dakota...

The National Weather Service in Bismarck has issued a Fire
Weather Watch for much of southwest North Dakota... which is in effect
from Tuesday afternoon through Tuesday evening.

* Affected area... fire weather zone 031 Golden Valley... fire
weather zone 032 Billings... fire weather zone 033 Stark... fire
weather zone 040 slope... fire weather zone 041 Hettinger...
fire weather zone 042 Grant... fire weather zone 043 Bowman...
fire weather zone 044 Adams and fire weather zone 045 Sioux.

* Winds... south 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.

* Timing... Tuesday afternoon through Tuesday evening.

* Relative humidity... as low as 15 percent.

* Temperatures... mid to upper 70s.

* Impacts... any fires could spread rapidly and show erratic
behavior. Dangerous burning conditions will exist.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are possible. Listen for later forecasts and possible red flag

Personal Weather Stations

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Location: NonFedAWOS , Lemmon, SD

Updated: 6:55 PM MDT

Temperature: 57 °F Dew Point: 30 °F Humidity: 36% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.98 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

NWS Forecaster Discussion

Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Bismarck ND 
633 PM CDT Monday Mar 30 2015 

issued at 623 PM CDT Monday Mar 30 2015 

The main problem today continues to be fire weather tomorrow. 
Winds are currently forecast to be marginal for red flag 
conditions. A decision will need to be made before sunrise. 


Short term...(this evening through tuesday) 
issued at 345 PM CDT Monday Mar 30 2015 

Current surface analysis places trough over Lake Winnipeg into the 
Red River valley/eastern Montana while ridge remains over The 
Rockies. Breezy northwest winds continue over the area between 
systems. Upper level analysis places ridge over The Rockies with 
northwesterly flow over our area. 

For tonight...quiet weather expected with winds diminishing and 
upper ridge sliding slowly to the east. 

On Tuesday...ridge works over the northern plains as low passes 
over the Canadian rockies into the Canadian plains bringing 
southerly flow ahead of a potent cold front. Dry conditions along 
with a southerly breeze will bring fire weather concerns to the 
area (see fire weather discussion below). 

Long term...(tuesday night through monday) 
issued at 345 PM CDT Monday Mar 30 2015 

Strong cold front and affiliated upper short wave continue the 
approach Tuesday evening...sliding into western areas overnight 
with winds becoming northwest and gusty. A few pre-frontal showers 
possible...with the possibility of some evening thunder with 
modest instability in place. Front continues across the area 
Wednesday with windy conditions continuing. Gusty winds and low 
precipitation chances continue through Thursday. 

For the remainder of the extended a variety weak disturbances move 
through from time to time bringing occasional low precipitation 
chances. Temperatures remain near to slightly above average. 


Aviation...(for the 00z tafs through 00z Tuesday evening) 
issued at 623 PM CDT Monday Mar 30 2015 

Winds will continue to decrease over the next couple hours as VFR 
conditions last through the taf period. 


Fire weather... 
issued at 345 PM CDT Monday Mar 30 2015 

Very warm and dry conditions are expected over the area on 
Tuesday...bringing elevated fire weather concerns across the area. 
The location of greatest concern will be over much of southwest 
North Dakota where the lowest relative humidity values and 
gustiest winds are expected possibly bringing critical fire 
weather conditions. A Fire Weather Watch has been posted for this 
area. A strong cold front will move through Tuesday night 
bringing stronger winds along with a shift to the northwest. Gusty 
winds continue on Wednesday along with low relative humidity 
values bringing another day of elevated fire weather concerns. 


Bis watches/warnings/advisories... 
Fire Weather Watch from Tuesday afternoon through Tuesday 
evening for ndz031>033-040>045. 



short term...jjs 
long term...jjs 
fire weather...jjs 

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