Hettinger, North Dakota Weather Conditions

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Current Conditions

  • 28°
  • Overcast
  • Wind: Calm
  • Humidity: 81%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 23°
  • Pressure: 29.96 in. +

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Ice Pellets
Ice Pellets
Ice Pellets
Ice Pellets
Ice Pellets
Ice Pellets
Chance of Snow
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Partly Cloudy
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Forecast data from the National Digital Forecast Database.

5 Day Forecast

  • Saturday
  • Ice Pellets
  • High: 41 °
  • Low: 23 °
  • Ice Pellets
  • Sunday
  • Ice Pellets
  • High: 39 °
  • Low: 27 °
  • Ice Pellets
  • Monday
  • Chance of Snow
  • High: 34 °
  • Low: 21 °
  • Chance of Snow
  • Tuesday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 28 °
  • Low: 16 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Wednesday
  • Fog
  • High: 30 °
  • Low: 14 °
  • Fog

Forecast for Hettinger, North Dakota

Updated: 2:00 AM MST on December 20, 2014

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy with ice pellets and a chance of rain, then a chance of snow and rain showers in the afternoon. High of 41F. Winds from the West at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 20% .

  • Saturday Night

    Overcast in the evening, then partly cloudy with ice pellets. Low of 23F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday

    Mostly cloudy with ice pellets and a chance of rain, then a chance of snow and a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 39F with a windchill as low as 28F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 50% .

  • Sunday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow in the evening, then overcast with a chance of snow. Low of 27F with a windchill as low as 18F. Breezy. Winds from the WNW at 15 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 30%.

  • Monday

    Overcast with a chance of snow in the morning, then mostly cloudy with a chance of snow. High of 34F with a windchill as low as 12F. Breezy. Winds from the NW at 15 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 30%.

  • Monday Night

    Overcast. Fog overnight. Low of 21F with a windchill as low as 9F. Breezy. Winds from the NW at 15 to 20 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Mostly cloudy. Fog early. High of 28F with a windchill as low as 10F. Breezy. Winds from the NW at 10 to 20 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Overcast. Fog overnight. Low of 16F with a windchill as low as 5F. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Mostly cloudy in the morning, then overcast. Fog early. High of 30F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Overcast. Fog overnight. Low of 14F. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the ENE after midnight.

  • Thursday

    Overcast with a chance of snow. Fog early. High of 23F with a windchill as low as 5F. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 20 mph shifting to the NNW in the afternoon. Chance of snow 50% with accumulations up to 1 in. possible.

  • Thursday Night

    Overcast. Fog overnight. Low of 10F with a windchill as low as -2F. Breezy. Winds from the NW at 10 to 20 mph.

  • Friday

    Overcast. Fog early. High of 19F with a windchill as low as -11F. Breezy. Winds from the NW at 15 to 20 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 9F with a windchill as low as -4F. Winds from the West at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Saturday

    Overcast. High of 25F with a windchill as low as 7F. Winds from the West at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Low of 9F with a windchill as low as 3F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday

    Mostly cloudy. High of 16F with a windchill as low as -2F. Winds from the WNW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 3F with a windchill as low as -11F. Winds from the WNW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy. High of 9F with a windchill as low as -9F. Winds from the WNW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 1F with a windchill as low as -15F. Winds from the NW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Clear. High of 5F with a windchill as low as -13F. Winds from the WNW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Clear. Low of 1F with a windchill as low as -24F. Breezy. Winds from the West at 15 to 20 mph.

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Location: NonFedAWOS LEMMON SD US SUPERAWOS, Lemmon, SD

Updated: 3:55 AM MST

Temperature: 27 °F Dew Point: 27 °F Humidity: 100% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.89 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 27 °F Graphs

NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Bismarck ND 
353 am CST Sat Dec 20 2014 


Short term...(today and tonight) 
issued at 352 am CST Sat Dec 20 2014 


Main concerns in the short term are the persistent fog in the north 
and central today...and precipitation chances and weather type for 
today and tonight. 


Currently...water vapor satellite loop indicates the next upper 
level shortwave to affect the state today was over north central 
Montana/southern Saskatchewan/Alberta. At the surface...low pressure 
was centered over the southern border of Alberta/Saskatchewan with a 
trough extending southeast across eastern Montana. Widespread fog 
with visibilities ranging from 1/4 mile to 1 mile extended across 
northwestern and much of central North Dakota. 


Today the upper level low/trough is prognosticated to enter western North 
Dakota this morning and enter central North Dakota this 
afternoon...exiting North Dakota Sunday morning. At the 
surface...the surface low and attendant warm front is forecast to 
move east today. The low should move east across southern 
Saskatchewan/Manitoba...with the warm front entering western North 
Dakota this morning...and central North Dakota this afternoon. 


Regarding the fog...as the aforementioned system moves into western 
North Dakota visibilities should improve with sufficient low to middle 
level mixing. The hrrr visibility forecasts support this as well. Areas 
of fog should persist in central North Dakota into the 
afternoon...improving visibilities with time from west to east as the 
low pressure system advances eastward. 


The shortwave and surface warm front will also bring light scattered 
precipitation today and tonight. Looking at increasing chances this 
morning in the west...expanding into central North Dakota this 
afternoon. Warm advection aloft will result in mixed precipitation 
of freezing drizzle or drizzle early this morning with chances of 
light rain/drizzle this afternoon in the west as temperatures rise 
into the 30s. Farther east freezing drizzle or light snow should be 
the predominant weather type. 


Tonight the main energy from the upper level trough should keep the 
chance of precipitation confined to the north central and James 
River Valley and eastward. Freezing drizzle or light snow would be 
the main weather type there tonight. 


Long term...(sunday through friday) 
issued at 330 am CST Sat Dec 20 2014 


A wintry mix possible Sunday evening into Monday night...followed 
by snowfall potential early next week impacting Christmas travel 
highlight the extended forecast. 


For the 00 UTC guidance suite...while in agreement on general 
features through the extended forecast...spatial differences in 
the mass fields and timing result in non-trivial impacts to 
sensible weather through the period. Overall...weighed heavily on 
the 00 UTC European model (ecmwf) and 03 UTC sref which reside in the middle of the 
envelope of solutions. For Sunday...a lead shortwave ejecting out 
of The Rockies is forecast to result in a rain and snow mix 
depending on surface temperatures across western North Dakota in 
the afternoon. 


The challenge is Sunday evening into Monday night in regards to 
precipitation type across central North Dakota. A melting layer 
aloft above sub-freezing surface temperatures is forecast to 
exist. However...dry air in the 900-750 mb layer will have to be 
saturated for precipitation to reach the ground. Thus enters the 
uncertainty as to how much of the melting layer will remain Post- 
saturation due to the wet-bulb effect. There appears to be a brief 
window...especially across south central North Dakota...for the 
warm layer to be around +2 to +2.5 c around 00-03 UTC for a wintry 
mix of freezing rain...sleet and melted snow to be possible. 
Overall amounts will be light with the column quickly cooling to 
support all snow between 03-06 UTC. Thereafter...attention turns 
to cyclogenesis across the eastern Dakotas and into the upper 
Mississippi Valley Monday. The 00 UTC deterministic and ensemble 
solutions show a varied upper level low position from North 
Dakota on the NAM to Iowa on the GFS...with the sref and European model (ecmwf) in 
between. Thus...widespread light snow is expected for the area 
Monday on all solutions...with higher amounts in banding possible. 
However...uncertainty in these bands is rather high until the mass 
fields come into better agreement. 


&& 


Aviation...(for the 06z tafs through 06z Saturday night) 
issued at 1223 am CST Sat Dec 20 2014 


IFR ceilings/visibilities continue at kisn kmot and kjms. Latest 
satellite and mesoscale hrrr indicate the stratus/fog should move 
into kbis shortly after 06 UTC. Will leave kdik out of the fog 
tonight as latest iterations of the hrrr back off on the western 
extent of the stratus. Stratus will erode from west to east on 
Saturday as an approaching system brings a drier southwest flow. 
Kisn and kbis should clear during the morning...kmot and kjms 
clearing Saturday afternoon. 




&& 


Bis watches/warnings/advisories... 
dense fog advisory until 6 am CST early this morning for 
ndz001>005-009>013-019>023-025-035>037. 


&& 


$$ 


Short term...jv 
long term...ayd 
aviation...twh 



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