I'm not a meteorologist, I'm just a weather nerd.  However, with today's technology and long-range weather models, even I can be right 20% of the time much like John Wheeler on TV.  Shots fired.

Back on October 1st of this year, I made my annual prediction when I thought Bismarck Mandan might see its first substantial snowfall.  You can read about that here.

As it turns out, I might be off by about a week.  Not too shabby when you're looking over a month out.  I had predicted we see our first accumulating snow on November 15th.  Instead, it looks like the flakes are going to be flying across much of western North Dakota on Monday, November 7th.

At the time of this article, Wednesday, November 2nd, this snow event does not look like a snowstorm. We are probably looking at only an inch or two in Bismarck Mandan.  North and west of us could see a little more (places like Minot, Stanley, and Williston).

Next week's snow is going to usher in some reinforcing colder air too.  Highs in the 30s Monday, 40s on Tuesday, and then only 20s for the latter part of the week.  Overnight lows will range from the 20s to single digits later in the week.  The colder weather will bring an additional chance for snowfall late next week as well.

So, it doesn't look like a big snow event, but enough to remind us those 70-degree days are officially all but done.  Enjoy the record-breaking warm weather today.  I know I've got my shorts on.

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