Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Blizzard
State NORTH DAKOTA
County/Area BOTTINEAU
WFO BIS
Report Source Mesonet
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2010-01-25 09:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2010-01-25 16:00:00.0 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 The third and final phase of an intense storm system (see Storm Data Entry for January 18-23) came on Sunday the 24th and Monday the 25th as the storm center started to pull out of the Northern Plains. As this occurred, areas of wrap around snow developed west and spread east, bringing several more inches of accumulation to the area. More significantly, wind speeds increased due to a strengthening pressure gradient and strong mixing, resulting in full blown blizzard conditions across much of North Dakota beginning in the west on Sunday and spreading east on Monday. Peak wind speed gusts at major reporting stations ranged from 45 to 55 mph over this two day period. These strong winds resulted in further power outages and delayed the repair of existing downed power lines. Conditions improved Monday night into Tuesday as the storm pushed through the Great Lakes region.
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, with the majority of damages related to utility systems.
Event Narrative Wind gusts up to 50 mph combined with falling snow and existing loose snow cover to create widespread blizzard conditions across Bottineau County.


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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 20.119M 0.00K
GOLDEN VALLEY (ZONE) GOLDEN VALLEY (ZONE) ND 01/24/2010 11:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 11.00K 0.00K
BURKE (ZONE) BURKE (ZONE) ND 01/24/2010 11:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 30.00K 0.00K
STARK (ZONE) STARK (ZONE) ND 01/24/2010 11:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 385.00K 0.00K
HETTINGER (ZONE) HETTINGER (ZONE) ND 01/24/2010 11:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 2.000M 0.00K
ADAMS (ZONE) ADAMS (ZONE) ND 01/24/2010 11:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 2.000M 0.00K
SLOPE (ZONE) SLOPE (ZONE) ND 01/24/2010 11:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 588.00K 0.00K
DIVIDE (ZONE) DIVIDE (ZONE) ND 01/24/2010 11:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BOWMAN (ZONE) BOWMAN (ZONE) ND 01/24/2010 11:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 1.200M 0.00K
MOUNTRAIL (ZONE) MOUNTRAIL (ZONE) ND 01/24/2010 11:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 79.00K 0.00K
WILLIAMS (ZONE) WILLIAMS (ZONE) ND 01/24/2010 11:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MCKENZIE (ZONE) MCKENZIE (ZONE) ND 01/24/2010 11:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 129.00K 0.00K
DUNN (ZONE) DUNN (ZONE) ND 01/24/2010 11:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 972.00K 0.00K
BILLINGS (ZONE) BILLINGS (ZONE) ND 01/24/2010 11:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 894.00K 0.00K
GRANT (ZONE) GRANT (ZONE) ND 01/25/2010 09:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 1.300M 0.00K
MCHENRY (ZONE) MCHENRY (ZONE) ND 01/25/2010 09:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
OLIVER (ZONE) OLIVER (ZONE) ND 01/25/2010 09:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 321.00K 0.00K
MORTON (ZONE) MORTON (ZONE) ND 01/25/2010 09:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 4.700M 0.00K
WELLS (ZONE) WELLS (ZONE) ND 01/25/2010 09:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KIDDER (ZONE) KIDDER (ZONE) ND 01/25/2010 09:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MERCER (ZONE) MERCER (ZONE) ND 01/25/2010 09:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 93.00K 0.00K
DICKEY (ZONE) DICKEY (ZONE) ND 01/25/2010 09:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 71.00K 0.00K
LA MOURE (ZONE) LA MOURE (ZONE) ND 01/25/2010 09:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MCLEAN (ZONE) MCLEAN (ZONE) ND 01/25/2010 09:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PIERCE (ZONE) PIERCE (ZONE) ND 01/25/2010 09:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SHERIDAN (ZONE) SHERIDAN (ZONE) ND 01/25/2010 09:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SIOUX (ZONE) SIOUX (ZONE) ND 01/25/2010 09:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 1.800M 0.00K
LOGAN (ZONE) LOGAN (ZONE) ND 01/25/2010 09:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 123.00K 0.00K
ROLETTE (ZONE) ROLETTE (ZONE) ND 01/25/2010 09:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MCINTOSH (ZONE) MCINTOSH (ZONE) ND 01/25/2010 09:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 2.300M 0.00K
EMMONS (ZONE) EMMONS (ZONE) ND 01/25/2010 09:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 1.100M 0.00K
FOSTER (ZONE) FOSTER (ZONE) ND 01/25/2010 09:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RENVILLE (ZONE) RENVILLE (ZONE) ND 01/25/2010 09:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 23.00K 0.00K
STUTSMAN (ZONE) STUTSMAN (ZONE) ND 01/25/2010 09:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BURLEIGH (ZONE) BURLEIGH (ZONE) ND 01/25/2010 09:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WARD (ZONE) WARD (ZONE) ND 01/25/2010 09:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BOTTINEAU (ZONE) BOTTINEAU (ZONE) ND 01/25/2010 09:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 20.119M 0.00K