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Extended Outlook: Shifting Back to Colder than Normal for Late December

The latest Climate Prediction Center outlooks have shifted back to colder than normal temperatures and above normal precipitation for eastern North Dakota and the northwest quarter of Minnesota for the second half of December. Read More >

Overview

After spending several weeks with near or below normal temperatures, combined with seemingly endless showers, wind, and clouds, June 2, 2017 was a different day. Morning temperatures started out around 60 F, and quickly warmed into the low to mid 90s by afternoon. Fargo set a record high temperature and Grand Forks was near its record high. Dew point values started the day around 40 F, and topped out the day in the low to mid 60s. So this was the first hot and muggy day of the year. Thunderstorms fired up across central North Dakota during the late afternoon, quickly becoming severe across the Devils Lake region. These storms continued into the Red River Valley during the mid to late evening, then slowly weakened across northwest Minnesota. Eight severe thunderstorm warnings were issued for large hail and strong wind gusts.

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