Amber’s Thursday Morning Forecast Update 12/8


Good Thursday morning! While we may not be dealing with the wind and snow, we do have some of the coldest low temperatures of the season. Many areas have been dipping to just below zero and even to 9 below in Dickinson. Factoring in the wind will give you wind chills of 15 to almost 30 below. A Wind Chill Advisory is in place for central and western North Dakota until noon today. Highs will only warm to just above zero. The wind is dying down but will stay northwesterly and around 10 to 20 mph with the occasional wind gust to 25 mph

Tonight, a few breaks in the clouds may drop the temperature even lower for some. Many lows will cool to 10 to 20 below. Wind chills could be as low as 30 below by tomorrow morning. A Wind Chill Advisory hasn’t been issued for overnight but I think it is inevitable. If the wind chill drops to colder than 25 below for three hours or more, the National Weather Service will issue a Wind Chill Warning. 

Friday, similar to Thursday but possibly a few degrees colder. Many areas will only see highs just below zero. The wind will stay out of the north and around 5-10 mph. 

Saturday, a chance for snow with 2″-4″ in the south and a trace to around a inch and a half in the north. Temperatures will stay frigid and mostly in the single digits. 

-Amber Wheeler, KX Weather 

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