10-20-18 Northern Plains Saturday Update: Snow showers exit northeastern MN this morning…windy conditions expected east today with inactive pattern lingering into early next week. I.

10-20-18 Northern Plains Saturday Update: Snow showers exit northeastern MN this morning…windy conditions expected east today with inactive pattern lingering into early next week. I.

Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota
Good morning everyone! An upper-level low is currently progressing through the western Great Lakes region, bringing scattered snow showers to portions of northeastern MN as of 7:45pm CDT. This activity will continue to push south and eastward through the morning hours, gradually weakening/lifting out of eastern MN by the noon hour. Here's the setup heading through the remainder of the day. The upper-level low initiating snow shower activity over northeastern MN will swing southeastward and bring an end to any precipitation chances. Many in the Dakotas are waking up to clear skies as surface high pressure has pushed in. This…
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10-19-18 Northern Plains: Watching scattered rain/snow showers into tonight… inactive pattern persists. B.

10-19-18 Northern Plains: Watching scattered rain/snow showers into tonight… inactive pattern persists. B.

Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota
Today's video: http://youtu.be/un3iM4jxeDk?hd=1 Good Friday morning everyone! Rain showers overnight in Southern Minnesota continue to push east throughout this morning. Some light to moderate rain showers will continue over the next hour or two but we'll then clear out into this afternoon. Total additional rainfall will likely be around a tenth of an inch or less:  The cold front associated with this system will push south into this evening and lead to the risk of some rain or snow showers late this evening and overnight. Generally, these will be light and little accumulation is expected with any snow showers but…
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10-18-18 MN/SD Afternoon Update: Showers clip the southern areas tonight…areas of light rain/snow impact MN Fri. night/Sat. morning. I.

10-18-18 MN/SD Afternoon Update: Showers clip the southern areas tonight…areas of light rain/snow impact MN Fri. night/Sat. morning. I.

Minnesota, South Dakota
Good afternoon everyone! This will be a quick update regarding light precipitation chances through Saturday morning. Before we get to the rain chances across portions of the area...I wanted to briefly discuss the high wind potential through the next few hours. Wind gusts of up to 45 mph will be possible in south-central SD before the winds lessen as the evening progresses into tonight. Wind Advisories are in effect in these areas until 7pm CDT this evening.  Areas across far southeastern SD into southern MN will observe positive vorticity advection (or an increase in upper-level energy over time) tonight as…
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10-18-18 Northern Plains: Nice today with mild temperatures… a few scattered rounds of light rain/snow showers into the weekend. B.

10-18-18 Northern Plains: Nice today with mild temperatures… a few scattered rounds of light rain/snow showers into the weekend. B.

Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota
Today's Video:  http://youtu.be/94sGRTjEQkA?hd=1 Good Thursday morning everyone! It's a very quiet morning across the area and temperatures will be warming up into the widespread 60s for the area today before a cold front really drops temperatures down into Saturday. Here's a look at temperatures over the next 4 days:   Note, we'll have a cold front start to work into the area tonight and into tomorrow which will lead to some light scattered showers pushing into SE SD and into Southern Minnesota overnight tonight. Here's a look at the simulated radar into tomorrow mid-day:  Generally with rain battling dry air,…
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10-16-18 Northern Plains: Quiet pattern persists… watching few scattered precipitation chances through the end of the week. B.

10-16-18 Northern Plains: Quiet pattern persists… watching few scattered precipitation chances through the end of the week. B.

Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota
Today's Video:  http://youtu.be/YPYfFVySVcE?hd=1 Good Tuesday morning everyone. Another quiet morning across the area with no precipitation on the radar. Cannot rule out a few flurries in far NE Minnesota especially later in the day as the cold front continues to push south.  Another wave likely works in late this afternoon and evening. Scattered snow showers will be possible in the Northern third of Minnesota with a few areas picking up perhaps a quick dusting, but generally not expecting much in the way of accumulation.  A warm front will really push in for tomorrow and lead to warmth in the Dakotas and…
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10-15-18 Northern Plains: Relatively quiet pattern this week, but warming up later this week. B.

10-15-18 Northern Plains: Relatively quiet pattern this week, but warming up later this week. B.

Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota
Today's Video:  http://youtu.be/nJbqCf3U0aI?hd=1 Good Monday morning everyone! It's a very cold start to the day across the area with widespread record temperatures set across the Central US.  Here's a look at overnight lows last night:  A warm front works in the area today and could spawn a couple of light showers or sprinkles as we work into this afternoon, but not expecting any widespread heavy rain especially given dry air near the surface. Most likely remain dry.  We'll swing in another cold front tomorrow which could spawn some very scattered light snow showers or flurries in Northern Minnesota. Another wave…
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10-14-18 Northern Plains Sunday Update: Light snows continue east while record cold temperatures are possible through Monday morning. I.

10-14-18 Northern Plains Sunday Update: Light snows continue east while record cold temperatures are possible through Monday morning. I.

Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota
Good morning everyone! Areas of snow are currently impacting far eastern SD into southern MN as of 9:30am CDT while some light rains that haven't transitioned to snow can be noted across far southeastern MN. Snow coverage is definitely higher than originally anticipated as colder air was able to infiltrate the area quicker, allowing for the rains to transition to snow at a faster clip.  Areas of light snow will continue in the far southeastern portions of the region today, gradually lifting out into the evening hours. An upper-level low from Southern Canada will drift southeastward into northeastern ND and…
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10-13-18 Northern Plains Saturday Update: Tracking a couple light rain/snow chances through the weekend…record cold temperatures possible Sunday into Monday morning. I.

10-13-18 Northern Plains Saturday Update: Tracking a couple light rain/snow chances through the weekend…record cold temperatures possible Sunday into Monday morning. I.

Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota
Good morning everyone! A disturbance is currently gliding along the northern periphery of the region as of 6:10am CDT with patchy rain showers impacting northeastern ND and northwestern MN. Some light snow showers can also be noted to the east of these rains. Another area to watch is beginning to lift into western SD. These two areas will continue to push east with more of SD and eventually southern MN receiving light rain activity.  Simulated radar through 7am CDT Sunday: Light rains with perhaps some snowflakes mixing will continue across northeastern ND and northern MN this morning with most activity…
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