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Local Area Forecasts
Office Regional

Surface Fronts & Precipitation Forecasts

  --Discussions-- --Precipitation Forecast Maps--
  Forecast Precipitation Discussion UPDATED 6 hour
  Excessive Rainfall Discussion 6-12 hour Precipitation
  Heavy Snowfall Discussion 12-18 hour Precipitation
   --Surface Forecast Maps-- 18-24 hour Precipitation
   Surface Forecasts from WPC 24-30 hour Precipitation
   Day 1/2 to 2 1/2 Forecast Maps Day 1    Day 2  Day 3     
   Days 3 to 7 Forecast Maps Days 4 & 5  Day 5 total   Day 7 total

Climate and Drought Situational Awareness

Near Term Climate Outlooks
6 to 10 day Outlooks   8 to 14 day Outlooks
Temperature Precipitation   Temperature Precipitation
6 to 10 day Upper Air Forecast   8 to 14 day Upper Air Forecast
What do these maps mean?
Hazards Outlook
3 to 7 days   8 to 14 days
Longer Term Climate Outlooks and Drought Monitoring

What do these maps mean?

Monthly Outlooks (Final-updated monthly)   Next Seasons Outlooks
Temperature Precipitation   Temperature Precipitation

Monthly Outlooks (Preliminary - issued 3rd Thursday of each month)

CPC Downscaled Climate Outlooks

What do these images represent?

Climate Prediction Center Long Lead Briefing Page


Drought Monitoring
US North America Soil Moisture



USGS Hydrographs
North Dakota Minesota