It was 95 years ago this that one of the worst blizzards in modern times was moving through the region. It started as a weak Alberta Clipper that moved along the Rocky Mountains, reformed in Colorado and moved northeast into Minnesota. Much of North Dakota had little snow cover, similar to this winter. The fierce… Read more Black Dust Blizzard
One commonly asked question this time of year is how exactly does one measure snow in high wind when the snow is not evenly distributed over the landscape? The reality is during blizzards and other situations with stronger wind, getting an exact total may never be possible, but there are ways to get a reasonably… Read more Blizzard Measuring
The most notable winter storm of the 2013-2014 cold season for most of North Dakota was the blizzard and heavy snow event on March 31, 2014. The one exception to that statement would be a small portion of southwestern North Dakota that was hit with an even stronger blizzard in October 2013. Wind gusts over 50… Read more March 31, 2014 Blizzard
Below are some of my favorite Twitter pictures from the January 26-27, 2015 blizzard that impacted New England. Credit is on the attached pictures.
Very High Pressure is currently centered in southwestern North Dakota. Like the event of a few days ago, the pressure is nearing the top of what most home barometers read (31.00″). That high pressure will move quickly to the southeast today and although the wind will not be as strong as yesterday, it will… Read more 1/7/14: Ground Blizzard
On November 17, 1996, the first of at least 10 blizzards that would hit some part of North Dakota during the winter of 1996-1997, would come to an end. This first blizzard started on Friday, November 15, with conditions worsening during the day. By the night blizzard conditions were developing and by Saturday into Saturday… Read more November 17, 1996: End of Blizzard 1 and the Start of the Long Winter