The National Weather Flood Outlook Through May, 2017 Looks Mild and Promising for Western North Dakota!

The National Weather service is forecasting the temperatures in Western North Dakota to stay mild, close to normal through end of May, with precipitation to be slightly above normal. They are predicting only minor flooding possible on the Knife River. On Friday, February 10th, Lake Ilo Manager began releasing water at a very slow rate to help get rid of our snow covered ice that is on Spring Creek. On Wednesday morning it was found that Spring Creek and the Knife River are at very low levels with water running under the snow covered ice. There was no indication that any significant runoff water was entering the creek or river, so that tells us that it is soaking into the ground. Water from Lake Ilo will continue to released and the river & creek will be monitored over the weekend. Right now our snow water contents range from 2-8 inches across Mercer County, the warm weather we are having will lower this significantly over the weekend. You can find this snow water content information at:


Very Strong Winds Across Western And Central North Dakota Monday Morning Through Monday Evening, January 30th, 2017

According to the National Weather Service in Bismarck, very strong northwest winds are forecast across all of western and central North Dakota Monday morning through Monday evening (January 30, 2017).  Wind gusts as high as 65 mph are possible. Given recent warm temperatures, forecast highs in the 30s on Monday, and a crusted snowpack, blowing snow is not a concern for much of the area. The one exception is the Turtle Mountains where light snow on Monday may result in reduced visibility.

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Dangerous Wind Chills Through Friday Morning. Near Blizzard Conditions Possible Wednesday Night Through Thursday Morning North And Central ND!!

Just in from the Bismarck Weather Service:

Northern and Central North Dakota

  • Northwest wind gusts to 45 mph with with near blizzard conditions Wednesday night and Thursday morning.
  • Dangerous wind chills to 45 below through Friday morning

Southwest North Dakota

  • Northwest wind gusts to 35 mph with blowing and drifting snow Wednesday night and Thursday morning.
  • Wind chills to 30 below through Friday morning

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Accumulating Snow Late Sunday Night, January 8th, through Monday Night, January 9th, 2017. Dangerous Winds Chills To Follow Through Friday!

FYI To All,

Below is the information that was sent to me yesterday afternoon, from the National Weather Service in Bismarck:

  1. Two rounds of accumulating snow are forecast across western and central North Dakota Sunday night through Monday night
  2. Round 1: Late Sunday night and Monday morning. Round 2: Monday evening and night
  3. Widespread 2 to 4 inches of snow are expected by Tuesday morning with locally higher amounts
  4. Arctic air and dangerous wind chills are forecast Tuesday through Friday
  5. The coldest period at this time appears to be Thursday and Friday when wind chills could be colder than -45 F


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Stay Warm & Stay Safe!

City of Hazen, ND, will run Garbage Routes for Residents South of Main Street & East of 9th Ave SW on Saturday, January 7th, 2017!

Notice to all Hazen City Residents living south of Main Street and east of 9th Avenue SW, to include the Crossroads:

Garbage routes will be run until completed on Saturday, January 7th, 2017.

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