Hettinger, North Dakota Weather Conditions
Next 12 Hours
5 Day Forecast
- High: 59 °
- Low: 48 °
- High: 55 °
- Low: 41 °
- Rain Showers
- High: 57 °
- Low: 43 °
- Rain Showers
- High: 57 °
- Low: 45 °
- Chance of Rain
- High: 64 °
- Low: 43 °
- Partly Cloudy
Forecast for Hettinger, North Dakota
Updated: 9:00 AM MDT on May 19, 2013
Flood Watch in effect through late Monday night...
Overcast with thunderstorms and rain showers, then a chance of a thunderstorm and rain showers in the afternoon. High of 59F. Windy. Winds from the North at 15 to 30 mph with gusts to 35 mph. Chance of rain 100% with rainfall amounts near 1.0 in. possible.
Overcast with rain showers. Low of 48F. Windy. Winds from the North at 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 35 mph. Chance of rain 90% with rainfall amounts near 1.1 in. possible.
Overcast with rain showers. High of 55F. Windy. Winds from the North at 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 35 mph. Chance of rain 90% with rainfall amounts near 0.4 in. possible.
Overcast with rain showers. Low of 41F. Windy. Winds from the North at 20 to 25 mph with gusts to 35 mph. Chance of rain 80% with rainfall amounts near 0.4 in. possible.
Overcast with rain showers. High of 57F. Breezy. Winds from the North at 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 30 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Overcast with a chance of rain. Fog overnight. Low of 43F. Winds from the NNE at 10 to 15 mph.
Overcast in the morning, then mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. Fog early. High of 57F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20%.
Overcast in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 45F. Winds from the East at 10 to 15 mph.
Partly cloudy. High of 64F. Breezy. Winds from the ESE at 10 to 20 mph.
Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 43F. Breezy. Winds from the SE at 10 to 20 mph.
Mostly cloudy. High of 66F. Windy. Winds from the SE at 20 to 30 mph.
Mostly cloudy. Low of 52F. Breezy. Winds from the SE at 20 to 25 mph.
Mostly cloudy. High of 68F. Winds from the SE at 10 to 15 mph.
Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm. Fog overnight. Low of 52F. Winds from the ESE at 5 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Mostly cloudy. High of 68F. Winds from the ESE at 10 to 15 mph.
Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm. Fog overnight. Low of 48F. Winds from the ESE at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40% with rainfall amounts near 0.3 in. possible.
Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 66F. Winds from the ESE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.
Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 50F. Winds from the ESE at 5 to 10 mph.
Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 68F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.
Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm. Fog overnight. Low of 46F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.
Clear. High of 68F. Winds less than 5 mph.
Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 46F. Winds less than 5 mph.
Severe Weather Alert Descriptions
... Flood Watch remains in effect through Tuesday morning...
The Flood Watch continues for
* portions of north central North Dakota... northwest North
Dakota... south central North Dakota... southeast North Dakota
and southwest North Dakota... including the following
counties... in north central North Dakota... Bottineau...
McHenry... Pierce... Renville... Rolette and Ward. In northwest
North Dakota... Burke... Divide... McKenzie... Mountrail and
Williams. In south central North Dakota... Burleigh... Emmons...
Grant... Kidder... McLean... Mercer... Morton... Oliver...
Sheridan... Sioux and Wells. In southeast North Dakota...
Dickey... Foster... La Moure... Logan... McIntosh and Stutsman. In
southwest North Dakota... Adams... Billings... Bowman... Dunn...
Golden Valley... Hettinger... slope and Stark.
* Through Tuesday morning
* additional showers and scattered thunderstorms are expected
today... tonight... and through Monday... with additional
rainfall amounts of two to four inches.
* Some areas in the watch... from Bowman to Bismarck and into
Jamestown... have already received two to four inches of
rainfall during the past couple of days... and may be especially
prone to flooding.
A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding. Monitor
forecasts and be alert for possible flood warnings. Those living
in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to move to higher
ground should flooding develop.
... Summary of flood products as of Sunday morning...
Flood Watch for all of western and central North Dakota through
Monday night. An additional 2 to 4 inches of rain is possible on
top of what has already fallen across the area since Thursday.
Minor overland flooding is possible in addition to river and
For river and stream locations where point forecasts are
In the Souris river basin...
For the Souris river near Towner... minor flooding is occurring.
For the Souris river near Bantry... minor flooding is occurring.
For the Souris river near Westhope... moderate flooding through
In the Missouri River basin...
For the Apple Creek near Menoken and the Beaver Creek at
Linton... minor flooding may be possible by Monday evening.
In the James River basin...
For the Pipestem creek near Pingree... minor flooding is possible
by Monday morning... with moderate flooding possible thereafter.
For the James River near Grace City... minor flooding may be
possible by Wednesday morning.
River and stream forecasts are highly dependent on rainfall
amounts the next 48 hours.
For detailed information in your area... visit
www.Weather.Gov/bis. For information on river stages and
forecasts click on the rivers and lakes tab near the top of the
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Updated: 1:39 PM MDT
|Temperature: 47 °F||Dew Point: 46 °F||Humidity: 96%||Wind: NNW at 10 mph||Pressure: -||Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in||Windchill: 42 °F||Graphs|
Updated: 1:55 PM MDT
|Temperature: 54 °F||Dew Point: 54 °F||Humidity: 100%||Wind: North at 18 mph||Pressure: 29.65 in||Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in||Windchill: -||Graphs|
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NWS Forecaster Discussion
Area forecast discussion National Weather Service Bismarck ND 112 PM CDT sun may 19 2013 Update... issued at 112 PM CDT sun may 19 2013 No significant changes required with this forecast update as the forecast for the remainder of the afternoon is well on track as the band of moderate to heavy rain associated with the low level deformation zone continues to slowly retrograde west. Starting to get a few breaks in the clouds across the southern James River Valley...and will be monitoring this area for destabilization for potential afternoon thunderstorm development. Being so close to the surface low...deep layer shear is marginal for this part of the County Warning Area...however...it would be favored for a possible weak spin- up tornado/land spout with the low level vorticity should sufficient near surface destabilization occur. The far west and north central may approach Wind Advisory criteria late this afternoon and through the night. Did increase winds...however...will monitor observed trends through the afternoon for now. In regards to Hydro...did issue a Flood Warning for the Pipestem creek near Pingree. Update issued at 950 am CDT sun may 19 2013 Based upon the 13 UTC rap/hrrr and radar trends...did lower probability of precipitation across the James River Valley through the remainder of the day as the main band of stratiform rainfall associated with the low level deformation zone slowly retrogrades west through the day. The main question for the James River Valley is how much destabilization will occur with any breaks in cloud cover this afternoon. Should this occur...isolated to scattered thunderstorms are possible...a few of which could produce small hail. Cannot rule out a severe storm across the very far southeast portions of the County Warning Area. However with marginal shear and uncertainty in destabilization...will leave the severe mention out for now. See the hydrology discussion below regarding heavy rain impacts to area rivers and streams. Update issued at 700 am CDT sun may 19 2013 Update to refine probability of precipitation today...as rain has temporarily ended across the southeast. Additional redevelopment expected there later this afternoon and tonight. Allowed the Flood Advisory for the southeast to expire at 6 am CDT as heavy rain has ended. The heaviest rain overnight fell in Stutsman County...with a small area of 3 to 4 inches based on radar estimates and observer reports. The Apple Creek near Menoken is forecast to rise today and Monday in response to the recent and future rainfall. Not expecting the level to hit flood stage but will be monitoring closely. && Short term...(today and tonight) Issued at 500 am CDT sun may 19 2013 Forecast highlight/concern in the short term period will be rainfall amounts through tonight. Currently...long wave trough over the western and central United States. Strong embedded shortwave impulse lifting north across western South Dakota...visible on regional radar and satellite imagery with cyclonic circulation situated between the Black Hills and Pierre. Associated surface trough over central South Dakota with wrap around showers and storms lifting north across south central and eastern North Dakota. The latest 00z GFS and 00z European model (ecmwf) have trended towards more of a consensus for the next 24 hours...with widespread precipitation developing across west and central North Dakota today and tonight and beyond as the strong shortwave impulse now over western South Dakota closes off and remains quasi-stationary over South Dakota/northern Nebraska through tonight. Moisture will continue to wrap back east/feed into the low providing additional rainfall up to two inches...locally higher...from this morning through 12z Monday across the southern two thirds of the County Warning Area. With another inch or two possible Monday and Monday night (possible more north)...we opted to issue a Flood Watch for all of west and central North Dakota with already 1-2 inches of rain measured southwest...south central...and southeast from the past 24-48 hours...or from Bowman to Bismarck and Jamestown. While all but the northwest and far north central is in the wpc day 1 (06z Sunday through 12z monday) slight risk of rainfall exceeding flash flood guidance...the most prone area is across my southeast where lingering instability will be today and tonight...and where heavy rain fell Saturday evening with the strong to severe storms that moved through parts of the James River basin. Convective potential decreases elsewhere as we head into Monday...but still anticipate heavy rainfall with very strong forcing expected. With models fluctuating the past couple of days...felt it to be safer to include the entire area in the watch in case of further position changes of the upper low. Long term...(monday through saturday) issued at 500 am CDT sun may 19 2013 The main forecast issue through the long term period is continued heavy rain and potential for flooding. The latest suite of 19/00z models is coming into better agreement regarding the track of the closed upper low through the region. The consensus indicates a prolonged period of moderate to heavy rain continuing Monday into Tuesday...impacting most if not all of western and central North Dakota. Additional rainfall amounts up to 4 inches are expected. In addition to flooding concerns along small streams...and low lying areas...will be monitoring rivers closely this week...especially the faster responding points such as Apple Creek near Menoken. Showers are expected to become more scattered Tuesday night into Wednesday. Although some thunderstorms will be possible Monday into Tuesday...no severe weather is expected. The next best chance of rain will be late Friday into Saturday. Expect cool temperatures through Tuesday...with a gradual warming trend into the weekend. && Aviation...(for the 18z tafs through 18z monday) issued at 112 am CDT sun may 19 2013 Slow moving low pressure over northeast South Dakota will impact the area with stratus...fog...rain and thunderstorms through the 12 UTC taf cycle. MVFR to IFR conditions in moderate rain and stratus for kbis...kmot and kdik. For kjms...scattered showers and thunderstorms re-developing this afternoon and evening with IFR conditions in stratus this morning improving to MVFR. For kisn...VFR becoming MVFR in rain and stratus this afternoon. Northerly winds gusts of 30-35 kts possible at kdik...kmot and kisn late this afternoon through tonight. && Hydrology .. Issued at 950 am CDT sun may 19 2013 A Flood Watch remains in effect for all of western and central North Dakota through Monday night. Several forecast points across the James and Missouri River basins may rise above flood stage in the next 24-48 hours. Will hold off on any warnings for now to see how the rivers and streams respond as forecasts are heavily dependent upon rainfall over the next 48 hours. However...for the Apple Creek near Menoken and the Beaver Creek at Linton...minor flooding may be possible by Monday evening. For the Cannonball river near Breien...minor flooding is possibly by Wednesday morning. For the Pipestem creek near Pingree...minor flooding is possible by Monday morning...with moderate flooding possible thereafter. For the James River near Grace City...minor flooding may be possible by Wednesday morning. && Bis watches/warnings/advisories... Flood Watch through Tuesday morning for ndz001>005-009>013- 017>023-025-031>037-040>048-050-051. && $$ Update...ayd short term...New Hampshire long term...rk aviation...New Hampshire hydrology...ayd