Welcome to City-Data.com Forum!
U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > North Dakota
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 04-12-2013, 03:29 PM
 
Location: E ND & NW MN
4,818 posts, read 11,001,275 times
Reputation: 3633

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by dutchinnd View Post
So is the newspaper headline of 7-14" hype or greater-than-average probability?
In the watch product we tend to be very general with snowfall amounts across the watch area....thus the mid shift crew that issued the watch went widespread 7-14.... and right now this late Fri aftn that is still reasonable for a range..... The national center is going for more widespread 10-12 Fargo to Grand Forks back to Garrison-Bismarck with a bit more ice than snow in nrn SD.

Unlike some storm systems which have very low confidence....this one has high confidence due to all major models having it and very close with each other in track and it is already formed and is just off the British Columbia coast south of Juneau. So for that reason I do believe we are in for it. Now...this far out who will get the highest of the high is impossible to tell as banding often sets up in snow events where you can get high end totals in small regions.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 04-12-2013, 10:06 PM
 
Location: E ND & NW MN
4,818 posts, read 11,001,275 times
Reputation: 3633
Update...

Working this eve....and wanted to share latest info... all information still suggesting a widespread heavy snow centered from Bismarck through Jamestown to Devils Lake and Grand Forks. This region seems pretty certain to get 10 to 12 inches. Very wind too esp central ND. Now...Minot-Bottineau and the region Fargo and Wahpeton are a tough less confident to get real heavy snow....some models only bring 6 or so to these areas. We are looking at Saturday night arrival in southern ND spreading north Sunday morning....ending in the north Monday morning.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-13-2013, 03:23 PM
 
Location: E ND & NW MN
4,818 posts, read 11,001,275 times
Reputation: 3633
Update...

Winter storm warnings out for overnight into Sunday night for all of the state of North Dakota. Major winter storm to move into South Dakota and then track northeast into northern Minnesota giving all of the state snow. Heaviest of the heavy 12 to 15 inches likely Dickinson to Bismarck to Jamestown-Devils Lake-Fargo-Grand Forks More like 9-11 in Minot with 6-8 Williston.

Travel Sunday-Sunday night will be rough state-wide.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-13-2013, 05:35 PM
 
Location: E ND & NW MN
4,818 posts, read 11,001,275 times
Reputation: 3633
Here is a graphic showing forecast snowfall for North Dakota from NWS Grand Forks and NWS Bismarck.
Attached Thumbnails
Winter Weather Alerts, 2012-2013 (First post web cams)-snowapril13.jpg  
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-14-2013, 06:06 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
83,511 posts, read 75,277,900 times
Reputation: 16619
I can only wish I had blizzard conditions in mid April here in CT. Be safe guys!

Possible Top 5 largest April snow for Bismark.

See snow forecast map below.


https://www.facebook.com/US.NationalWeatherService.GrandForks.gov


"A major winter storm will impact the region Today into Monday. Heavy snow will move into the southern Red River Valley this morning, then into the Grand Forks and Devils Lake Basin by mid afternoon, then to the Canadian Border by sunset. Easterly winds will also increase, and near blizzard conditions are possible along and west of the Red River Valley. Storm total snow amounts from 7 to 14 inches are expected, with the highest totals in the Sheyenne River Valley. Blowing and drifting snow is expected and travel will become very hazardous. Snow will taper off by Monday afternoon, and conditions will slowly improve. (Please visit http://weather.gov/fgf for more information.)"



Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-14-2013, 07:41 PM
 
16,235 posts, read 25,209,320 times
Reputation: 27047
8pm, 4/14/13 The local news here in Grand Forks just announced that I29 is closed from Fargo to Grand Forks, that is the main Interstate North and South. And I94 is closed State Line to State Line. That is the main Interstate across the whole state East and West.

Anyone traveling please be aware. Don't risk it, dangerous and there are fines for going around barriers. DO NOT TRUST GPS devices.

Be careful folks. For those of you who've never traveled in this kind of weather..Stop at a local hotel or anyplace that is open and ask for emergency shelter. The folks will direct you. Otherwise call the local police or sheriff.

If you are stuck parked on the side of the Interstate, run your engine intermittently...keep your tail pipe clear, try to keep your doors clear..don't let your doors freeze shut. They always advise to never leave your car.

Typically emergency rescues will transport stranded motorists...It may not be immediate, but read the last article for an idea of what help will likely be available and stay safe. Be safe!
http://www.foxnews.com/weather/2013/...ntcmp=trending

ND Department of Emergency Services: Get Ready, Get Set, Get Safe : Severe Winter Weather

NTSA Releases Safe Winter Driving Tips for Drivers - Yahoo! Voices - voices.yahoo.com

Links w/ some information:Troopers: 800 motorists rescued after ND blizzard - Boston.com

Last edited by JanND; 04-14-2013 at 08:04 PM.. Reason: news link added
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-15-2013, 05:08 AM
 
16,235 posts, read 25,209,320 times
Reputation: 27047
TV NEWS Stations for your travel updates: N.D. No travel advised across most of the state of N.D. I94 still closed from border to border...That's MN to Mont across the whole state. Snow....19" in Bismarck area.
Fargo TV KVLY Weather - Valley News Live - KVLY/KXJB - Fargo/Grand Forks
Bismarck TV KFYR KFYR-TV North Dakota's NBC News Leader
Minot TV KMOT KMOT-TV North Dakota's NBC News Leader
Williston/Dickinson.....Minot/Bismarck http://www.kxnet.com/weather
Each website has some great links at bottom....this link below is just one of them. Please check ahead regarding travel. Be safe
Highway Patrol on Spring Snowstorm on KQCD-TV North Dakota's NBC News Leader

Last edited by JanND; 04-15-2013 at 05:32 AM.. Reason: edit text
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-15-2013, 05:25 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
83,511 posts, read 75,277,900 times
Reputation: 16619
Default History Made for Bismarck area.

Records go back to Since 1875 in Bismarck..

Broke for the day of April 14th. Broke for a single April snowstorm amount. Broke for highest snow total for(and still not done). And Broke for any day of the entire year back to 1875. Unbelievable.


Iowa Environmental Mesonet

...ALL KINDS OF SNOWFALL RECORDS SMASHED AT BISMARCK NORTH
DAKOTA ON APRIL 14 2013...

AT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN BISMARCK...RECORDS GO
BACK TO 1875.

SNOWFALL TOTAL FOR APRIL 14 2013 WAS 17.3 INCHES. THE STORM TOTAL
SO FAR IS 17.4 INCHES. A TENTH OF AN INCH FELL ON APRIL 13.

THE 17.3 INCHES OF SNOW THAT FELL IN BISMARCK SUNDAY BROKE THE
RECORD FOR THE DATE...APRIL 14...OF 5.0 INCHES FROM 1986.

THE RECORD SNOWFALL FOR ANY DAY IN APRIL IS BROKEN. IT WAS 15.2
INCHES ON APRIL 5 1997.

THE RECORD SNOWFALL FOR THE ENTIRE MONTH OF APRIL WAS 18.7 INCHES
IN 1984. IT IS NOW...21.2 INCHES SO FAR THIS APRIL...2013.

THE RECORD FOR THE MOST SNOW ON ANY DAY OF THE YEAR IN BISMARCK
WAS 15.5 INCHES ON MARCH 3...1966. IT IS NOW...17.3 INCHES.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-15-2013, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Spots Wyoming
18,700 posts, read 42,053,353 times
Reputation: 2147483647
Default Winter Storm Warning, NorthEastern 2/3 of ND, 4-15-2013

Winter Storm Warning
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BISMARCK ND
1011 AM CDT MON APR 15 2013

...HISTORIC LATE SEASON SNOW STORM CONTINUES TODAY PORTIONS OF
CENTRAL AND NORTHERN NORTH DAKOTA...

.A WINTER STORM WARNING HAS EXPIRED FOR SOUTH CENTRAL AND
SOUTHEAST NORTH DAKOTA. THE WARNING CONTINUES FOR BURKE...
WARD...AND MCLEAN COUNTIES...AND POINTS EASTWARD TO THE DEVILS
LAKE AND NORTHERN JAMES RIVER BASIN UNTIL 1 PM CDT.

SNOW WILL CONTINUE ACROSS THE AREA THROUGH THE MORNING...TAPERING
TO FLURRIES CENTRAL THROUGH EARLY AFTERNOON. SNOW WILL CONTINUE
ALONG THE CANADIAN BORDER THROUGHOUT THE DAY.

WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH WILL CONTINUE TO CAUSE SOME BLOWING AND
DRIFTING SNOW.

STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL IN THE REMAINING WARNING AREA WILL RANGE FROM
8 TO 15 INCHES ALONG THE CANADIAN BORDER...SOUTHEAST TO HARVEY
AND JAMESTOWN.

NO TRAVEL IS ADVISED OVER MOST OF NORTH DAKOTA...ALONG AND SOUTH
OF HIGHWAY 2. PARTS OF INTERSTATES ARE CLOSED AND SOME ROADS ARE
STILL IMPASSABLE.

VERY DANGEROUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH AT LEAST
MIDDAY...AS CREWS WORK TO CLEAR ROADS.

NDZ022-023-025-036-037-151800-
/O.CON.KBIS.WS.W.0008.000000T0000Z-130415T1800Z/
SHERIDAN-WELLS-FOSTER-KIDDER-STUTSMAN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MCCLUSKY...HARVEY...CARRINGTON...
STEELE...JAMESTOWN
1011 AM CDT MON APR 15 2013

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM CDT THIS
AFTERNOON...

* TIMING...INTO MONDAY EARLY AFTERNOON.

* HAZARD...VERY HEAVY SNOW. ONE TO 2 INCHES ADDITIONAL SNOWFALL
TODAY.

* IMPACTS...LOW VISIBILITY IN BLOWING SNOW. TRAVEL IS NEARLY
IMPOSSIBLE. DRIFTS WILL BLOCK ROADS.

* WINDS AND VISIBILITY...15 TO 25 MPH WITH LOW VISIBILITY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW WILL REDUCE VISIBILITIES AND MAKE TRAVEL
VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:




Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > North Dakota
Similar Threads

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2024, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top