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Current Conditions

  • 82°
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Wind: South 8 mph
  • Humidity: 45%
  • Visibility: 8.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 59°
  • Pressure: 29.92 in. -
  • Heat Index: 82

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Forecast data from the National Digital Forecast Database.

5 Day Forecast

  • Saturday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 90 °
  • Low: 60 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Sunday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 75 °
  • Low: 52 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Monday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 73 °
  • Low: 47 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Tuesday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 78 °
  • Low: 53 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Wednesday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 75 °
  • Low: 51 °
  • Partly Cloudy

Forecast for Hettinger, North Dakota

Updated: 3:56 PM CDT on July 3, 2015

  • Late This Afternoon

    Mostly sunny with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Smoke. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.

  • Tonight

    Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Lows around 60. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.

  • Independence Day

    Sunny. Highs in the upper 80s. South winds 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of rain showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the upper 50s. Southeast winds around 5 mph shifting to the northwest after midnight.

  • Sunday

    Partly sunny with a 40 percent chance of rain showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 70s. North winds 15 to 20 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain showers and thunderstorms in the evening...then partly cloudy after midnight. Lows in the lower 50s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday

    Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 70s.

  • Monday Night and Tuesday

    Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the 70s.

  • Tuesday Night

    Increasing clouds. A 30 percent chance of rain showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 50s.

  • Wednesday

    Partly sunny with a 20 percent chance of rain showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 70s.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 50s.

  • Thursday

    Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 80s.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 50s.

  • Friday

    Mostly sunny with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 80s.

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Location: NonFedAWOS, Lemmon, SD

Updated: 1:55 PM MDT

Temperature: 79 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 65% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.03 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 81 °F Graphs

NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Bismarck ND 
631 PM CDT Friday Jul 3 2015 


Update... 
issued at 621 PM CDT Friday Jul 3 2015 


One or two strong thunderstorms are expected to continue for a fewhours 
this evening west central. Currently there is little shear 
although these storms have supercell characteristics. Potential 
for large hail will be present for an hour or two this evening. 
Raised probability of precipitation west central. 


&& 


Short term...(this evening through saturday) 
issued at 236 PM CDT Friday Jul 3 2015 


Main forecast issue in the short term period will be isolated 
thunderstorm chances and reductions in visibility due to smoke. 


Latest satellite imagery shows weak shortwaves embedded in 
northwest flow over eastern North Dakota/Minnesota and dropping 
through western South Dakota. Another wave was noted moving across 
northwest Montana. 


Across western and central North Dakota. Afternoon cumulus 
formation with little in the way of vertical extent at this time. 
There were a couple showers noted during the past hour over the 
southwest...but these have since dissipated. Did keep a mention of 
a shower or thunderstorms for consistency sake this afternoon 
through tonight. This afternoon/evening would be solely due to 
afternoon heating with 1000-3000 j/kg of cape...but no shear and 
weak lapse rates. Anything that might develop would be short lived 
and not expected to be severe. 


Tonight the aforementioned Montana shortwave moves into western 
North Dakota. This...combined with an increasing low level jet 
will result in increasing instability aloft. Thus an elevated 
thunderstorm can not be ruled out. Have tapered down the area of 
slight chance showers and thunderstorms both late this 
afternoon/this evening and overnight. Keeping this 
afternoon/evening chances west of the Highway 83 corridor...and 
overnight chances confined to the southwest and south central. Did 
keep a mention of smoke for most areas tonight with weak surface 
and upper level flow over the area tonight...do not see any big 
improvements. 


On Independence day...a cold front will move into northwest North 
Dakota by late afternoon. Ahead of this...the atmosphere will 
become increasingly unstable with increasing shear ahead of the 
frontal boundary mu convective available potential energy of 2000-3000 j/kg with shear increasing 
to 20-30 knots would be sufficient to sustain isolated strong to 
severe thunderstorms. Will need to monitor as we move into the day 
on Saturday...but no sever wording yet. 


Long term...(saturday night through friday) 
issued at 236 PM CDT Friday Jul 3 2015 


Saturday night the cold front mentioned in the short term 
discussion will likely be draped across central North Dakota. The 
GFS/ECMWF/NAM/sref are all in good agreement on the timing and 
location of the frontal passage. A few thunderstorms are possible 
ahead of the front in the James Valley...however the bulk of the 
precipitation is expected along and behind the front. 


The cold front is expected to stall across southern North Dakota 
Sunday morning as a secondary surface low is forecast to develop 
across southeastern Montana. This surface low will propagate 
eastward through the day Sunday...spawning showers and 
thunderstorms across mainly southern North Dakota. After this 
system moves out Sunday evening...surface high pressure is 
expected to build in and keep the weather rather quiet until 
midweek. Temperatures will fall behind the front and remain below 
normal...with readings in the 70s for highs and 40s/50s for 
lows...through midweek. 


&& 


Aviation...(for the 00z tafs through 00z Saturday evening) 
issued at 621 PM CDT Friday Jul 3 2015 


Main hazards to aviation this evening include a few thunderstorms 
west and smoke reducing visibilities to IFR at times. Smoke layer 
continues to drift across central North Dakota. This will impactkmot- 
kbis-kjms tonight. Isolated thunderstorms west tonight but to 
random and isolated to include in tafs at this time. Low VFR outside 
of the smoke area kisn-kdik. 


&& 


Bis watches/warnings/advisories... 
none. 
&& 


$$ 


Update...warm air advection 
short term...twh 
long term...aj 
aviation...warm air advection 



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