Forecast Details for Amidon, ND

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Today: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 71. Northeast wind around 7 mph.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55. Northeast wind 5 to 7 mph becoming southwest in the evening.
Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 78. Light and variable wind becoming south 5 to 10 mph in the morning.
Thursday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Partly cloudy, with a low around 56. Southeast wind 8 to 11 mph.
Friday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 76. South wind 8 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Friday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 56. Southwest wind 7 to 10 mph.
Saturday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 75. West wind 7 to 9 mph becoming northeast in the afternoon.
Saturday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57. East wind 6 to 8 mph.
Sunday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 76. East wind 8 to 11 mph.
Sunday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57. Southeast wind 9 to 11 mph.
Monday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 79. South wind 9 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph.
Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 58. South wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 83. South wind around 10 mph.

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Precipitation can refer to many different forms of water that may fall from clouds. Precipitation occurs after a cloud has become saturated to the point where its water particles are more dense than the air below the cloud.

In most cases, precipitation will reach the ground, but it is not uncommon for precipitation to evaporate before it reaches the earth's surface. When precipitation evaporates before it contacts the ground it is called Virga. Graupel, hail, sleet, rain, drizzle, and snow are forms of precipitation, but fog and mist are not considered precipitation because the water vapor which constitutes them isn't dense enough to fall to the ground.

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Weather Topic: What is Sleet?

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Sleet is a form of precipitation in which small ice pellets are the primary components. These ice pellets are smaller and more translucent than hailstones, and harder than graupel. Sleet is caused by specific atmospheric conditions and therefore typically doesn't last for extended periods of time.

The condition which leads to sleet formation requires a warmer body of air to be wedged in between two sub-freezing bodies of air. When snow falls through a warmer layer of air it melts, and as it falls through the next sub-freezing body of air it freezes again, forming ice pellets known as sleet. In some cases, water droplets don't have time to freeze before reaching the surface and the result is freezing rain.

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