October Blizzard

A three day blizzard with massive amounts of snow and huge snow drifts in October?  Your first thought is likely that which occurred in western South Dakota and southwestern North Dakota a few years ago.  Perhaps the most famous October storm struck parts of this region from October 15-18, 1880.  One to three feet of… Read more October Blizzard

Too Much Too Late

Earlier in the week, some parts of Sargent County in southeastern North Dakota recorded over two inches of rain.  Before that rain event that area of North Dakota was one of the drier regions of the state, but with that recent rain has moved into the wet category like so many other regions.  To put… Read more Too Much Too Late

October 1-15, 2016

The first one half of October is behind us and the weather stats for that period were not all that bad for harvesting in North Dakota.   Yes, there were exceptions, but exceptions, especially in locations in the southern Red River Valley around Wahpeton and also a portion of northwestern North Dakota where excessive rain on… Read more October 1-15, 2016

First Snow

Many locations have recorded the first flakes of the season and yes, a few unlucky folks have even seen a brief dusting of snow.  Although we probably don’t like to admit it, none of these first snow events of the season are not unusual in the slightest.   As many of us will remember the northern… Read more First Snow

Early October Snow 2012

On October 3-4, 2012 an early season snow event impacting North Dakota and Minnesota.  This followed a warm spell and with very dry conditions that year, there was previous to this snow even several wildfires in northwestern Minnesota.  The phrase from fire to ice literally fit the situation.   A couple of tweets of the… Read more Early October Snow 2012