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Unsettled in New England and the Southwest; Mild Across the Plains and Rockies

Unsettled weather, including periods of locally heavy rainfall, is expected to persist across portions of New England and the Southwest U.S. through much of the weekend. Elsewhere, mainly tranquil conditions are forecast. Well above normal temperatures are likely across parts of the northern and central Plains into the northern Rockies. Read More >


Monday July 17th was another hot and humid day, especially across southeast North Dakota and west central Minnesota. In Minnesota, temperatures peaked at 96 at Park Rapids and 93 at Elbow Lake, in North Dakota, it was 95 near McLeod, 94 at Fargo, and 93 at Gwinner, and in northeast South Dakota, Aberdeen hit 104 and Sisseton 101. Severe thunderstorms formed right near the Wahpeton-Breckenridge area, on eastward into the Perham, Minnesota, area. These storms produced large hail and very heavy rain. As the early evening progressed, the storms gradually sunk south-southeast into central Minnesota.
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