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Event Winter Storm
State NORTH DAKOTA
County/Area BOTTINEAU
WFO BIS
Report Source Mesonet
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2010-01-22 15:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2010-01-23 12:00:00.0 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 0.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A single storm system brought a wide variety of severe and unusual winter weather to west and central North Dakota from Monday, January 18th, through Monday, January 25th. (See Storm Data Entry for January 24-25).
The first phase of this storm was a prolonged period of dense freezing fog which originated across southwest North Dakota beginning on the 18th, then developed north and east on the 19th and 20th as strong warm air advection surged north ahead of a developing storm system over the Rockies. The freezing fog deposited thick layers of rime ice and hoar frost on power lines and other objects, resulting in breaking power lines and power outages starting on the night of the 19th. As the main storm system lifted north towards the Dakotas, large scale ascent overspread the region and combined with the warm air advection resulting in continued dense fog and areas of light freezing drizzle from the 20th through the 22nd. Frost on the power lines acted as a sponge, soaking up the drizzle and thickening the existing layer of ice. The result was more downed power lines and loss of power to many across west and central North Dakota. The southwest and south central parts of the state were hit the hardest.
The second phase of the storm arrived on Friday the 22nd as the main short wave impulse ejected northeast into the Northern Plains, bringing moderate to heavy wet snow to much of the area, as well as moderate freezing rain and sleet to portions of the south central Friday morning and afternoon. Precipitation changed over to all snow later in the day Friday, and continued Friday night before diminishing in intensity and ending later Friday night into Saturday, January 23rd, as the storm's dry slot wrapped into the state. Snowfall amounts by late Saturday morning were around two inches far west to six inches central. The heavy wet snow and periods of freezing precipitation resulted in even more power outages and hazardous travel conditions.
As the storm pulled away winds increased, more snow fell, and visibility was close to zero. A full blown blizzard was raging from the 24th into the 25th.
Impacts from this event were substantial. Numerous no travel advisories were issued by state and county officials, and several roads were closed due to icy conditions and near zero visibilities. Numerous schools and businesses were also closed either due to the blizzard conditions which followed on the 24th and the 25th, or the widespread power outages. Preliminary damage assessments indicated that there was over 20 million dollars in total damages over west and central North Dakota due to this storm.
Event Narrative A brief period of freezing rain, sleet, and snow spread north across the local area. Precipitation quickly changed over to all snow, with up to six inches of accumulations reported by Saturday morning. Hazardous travel conditions resulted.


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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GRANT (ZONE) GRANT (ZONE) ND 01/18/2010 18:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BOWMAN (ZONE) BOWMAN (ZONE) ND 01/18/2010 18:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BILLINGS (ZONE) BILLINGS (ZONE) ND 01/18/2010 18:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GOLDEN VALLEY (ZONE) GOLDEN VALLEY (ZONE) ND 01/18/2010 18:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SLOPE (ZONE) SLOPE (ZONE) ND 01/18/2010 18:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HETTINGER (ZONE) HETTINGER (ZONE) ND 01/18/2010 18:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ADAMS (ZONE) ADAMS (ZONE) ND 01/18/2010 18:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
STARK (ZONE) STARK (ZONE) ND 01/18/2010 18:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
OLIVER (ZONE) OLIVER (ZONE) ND 01/18/2010 18:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MORTON (ZONE) MORTON (ZONE) ND 01/18/2010 18:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SIOUX (ZONE) SIOUX (ZONE) ND 01/18/2010 18:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DUNN (ZONE) DUNN (ZONE) ND 01/18/2010 18:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MERCER (ZONE) MERCER (ZONE) ND 01/18/2010 18:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BURKE (ZONE) BURKE (ZONE) ND 01/19/2010 18:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WILLIAMS (ZONE) WILLIAMS (ZONE) ND 01/19/2010 18:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DIVIDE (ZONE) DIVIDE (ZONE) ND 01/19/2010 18:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MOUNTRAIL (ZONE) MOUNTRAIL (ZONE) ND 01/19/2010 18:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MCKENZIE (ZONE) MCKENZIE (ZONE) ND 01/19/2010 18:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LOGAN (ZONE) LOGAN (ZONE) ND 01/21/2010 06:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KIDDER (ZONE) KIDDER (ZONE) ND 01/21/2010 06:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
EMMONS (ZONE) EMMONS (ZONE) ND 01/21/2010 06:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BURLEIGH (ZONE) BURLEIGH (ZONE) ND 01/21/2010 06:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MCINTOSH (ZONE) MCINTOSH (ZONE) ND 01/21/2010 06:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KIDDER (ZONE) KIDDER (ZONE) ND 01/22/2010 12:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
STUTSMAN (ZONE) STUTSMAN (ZONE) ND 01/22/2010 12:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DICKEY (ZONE) DICKEY (ZONE) ND 01/22/2010 12:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LA MOURE (ZONE) LA MOURE (ZONE) ND 01/22/2010 12:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ADAMS (ZONE) ADAMS (ZONE) ND 01/22/2010 12:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BILLINGS (ZONE) BILLINGS (ZONE) ND 01/22/2010 12:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GOLDEN VALLEY (ZONE) GOLDEN VALLEY (ZONE) ND 01/22/2010 12:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HETTINGER (ZONE) HETTINGER (ZONE) ND 01/22/2010 12:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BOWMAN (ZONE) BOWMAN (ZONE) ND 01/22/2010 12:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SLOPE (ZONE) SLOPE (ZONE) ND 01/22/2010 12:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
STARK (ZONE) STARK (ZONE) ND 01/22/2010 12:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DUNN (ZONE) DUNN (ZONE) ND 01/22/2010 12:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MORTON (ZONE) MORTON (ZONE) ND 01/22/2010 12:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LOGAN (ZONE) LOGAN (ZONE) ND 01/22/2010 12:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MERCER (ZONE) MERCER (ZONE) ND 01/22/2010 12:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
OLIVER (ZONE) OLIVER (ZONE) ND 01/22/2010 12:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MCINTOSH (ZONE) MCINTOSH (ZONE) ND 01/22/2010 12:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
EMMONS (ZONE) EMMONS (ZONE) ND 01/22/2010 12:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BURLEIGH (ZONE) BURLEIGH (ZONE) ND 01/22/2010 12:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SIOUX (ZONE) SIOUX (ZONE) ND 01/22/2010 12:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GRANT (ZONE) GRANT (ZONE) ND 01/22/2010 12:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SHERIDAN (ZONE) SHERIDAN (ZONE) ND 01/22/2010 12:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WELLS (ZONE) WELLS (ZONE) ND 01/22/2010 12:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FOSTER (ZONE) FOSTER (ZONE) ND 01/22/2010 12:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MCLEAN (ZONE) MCLEAN (ZONE) ND 01/22/2010 12:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MOUNTRAIL (ZONE) MOUNTRAIL (ZONE) ND 01/22/2010 15:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MCKENZIE (ZONE) MCKENZIE (ZONE) ND 01/22/2010 15:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WARD (ZONE) WARD (ZONE) ND 01/22/2010 15:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RENVILLE (ZONE) RENVILLE (ZONE) ND 01/22/2010 15:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MCHENRY (ZONE) MCHENRY (ZONE) ND 01/22/2010 15:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ROLETTE (ZONE) ROLETTE (ZONE) ND 01/22/2010 15:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BOTTINEAU (ZONE) BOTTINEAU (ZONE) ND 01/22/2010 15:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WILLIAMS (ZONE) WILLIAMS (ZONE) ND 01/22/2010 15:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DIVIDE (ZONE) DIVIDE (ZONE) ND 01/22/2010 15:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BURKE (ZONE) BURKE (ZONE) ND 01/22/2010 15:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PIERCE (ZONE) PIERCE (ZONE) ND 01/22/2010 15:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K