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Weather Forecast: June 23 – June 29 (06/23/16)

Weather Forecast: June 23 – June 29

Weather Forecast: June 23 – June 29

The “heat ridge” over the southwestern portion of the United States will generally remain in place over this forecast period. This will mean that the weather over the next week in our region will in many ways be similar to what we experienced this past week. Occasional thunderstorm threats and fluctuating temperatures from day to day.

The temperatures will warm up as we approach the weekend, with cooler weather than projected into early next week. The warm up this weekend will be associated with an area of low pressure that will move across the northern plains. That storm system will draw in a day or two of warm weather, followed by a distinct cold front that will draw in much cooler air for early next week

The main thunderstorm periods look to be Friday Night into Saturday morning, then Saturday Night into Sunday morning. That would be fewer chances than other seven day periods in the past month.  Estimated relative humidity (RH) hours are given in Figure 1. Frequent west/northwest wind will keep RH values down in this period. Also, the projected Growing Degree Days (GDDs), base 34°, 44° and 50° for the period June 23 through June 29, 2016 are presented in Figure 2.

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Daryl Ritchison

Assistant State Climatologist/Meteorologist

Forecast Blog: ndsu.edu/ndawnblog

(701-231-8209) Twitter: @darylritchison

 

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