2014 in Review

It is often customary at the end of a year to look back at the events of the previous 365 days .  In that tradition here is my list of the Top 5 weather events (or periods) of 2014. 1.  The Cold Winter. On the top of the list was the cold winter of 2013-2014.  Granted, the… Read more 2014 in Review

September 2014 Weather Summary

Precipitation: There were pockets of above average rainfall during September 2014, especially in western North Dakota, but a high percentage of the state recorded below normal precipitation during the month (see image below).  Using data from the North Dakota Agricultural Weather Network (NDAWN), the statewide average precipitation for September 2014 was 1.30 inches.  That is… Read more September 2014 Weather Summary

August 2014 in Review

Precipitation: After a very dry July, August 2014 was the exact opposite and was exceptionally wet for a majority of North Dakota (Figure 1).  The only exceptions were in some parts of the Red River Valley and the area around Devils Lake. Using data from the North Dakota Agricultural Weather Network (NDAWN), the statewide average… Read more August 2014 in Review

July 2014 Recap

July 2014 Weather Summary for North Dakota Precipitation: After an excessively wet June, almost all of North Dakota recorded below average precipitation during the month of July (Figure 1).  The only exception was a few locations in the northeastern portion of the state.   Using data from the North Dakota Agricultural Weather Network (NDAWN), the statewide… Read more July 2014 Recap

Severe Weather Recap

On Monday, July 21, 2014, during the late afternoon and evening hours, a severe weather event moved across North Dakota.  Below is the radar summaries of the storm from both the WSR-88D in Bismarck and Mayville, North Dakota.     The line of thunderstorms that moved through across the state produced mainly wind damage as symbolized… Read more Severe Weather Recap