Dec 20, 2013 at 9:41 am
Some might argue that it’s been here for weeks but winter officially arrives on saturday. The updated prognostication from the climate prediction center shifts the outlook for below normal temps in January to the west away from north dakota. Mark ewens of the national weather service in grand forks says while that is a slight change from the outlook a month ago it doesn’t mean we will be in for a balmy start to the new year. Ewens says January-february provide some of the coldest temperatures of the year.
The revised forecast calls for below normal temps to return in February and march. On the precipitation front the region can expect somewhat normal amounts of snow. One other positive--daylight hours will begin to get longer after this weekend although adding only seconds to each day at first.
Temp: 23°F (-5°C)
Wind: 5 SE
Weather: Mainly Clear