Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event High Wind
Magnitude 50 kts.
State NORTH DAKOTA
County/Area DUNN
WFO BIS
Report Source Mesonet
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2010-10-26 11:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2010-10-26 23:00:00.0 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 An intense storm system which developed across northern Minnesota brought widespread high winds and periods of blizzard conditions to west and central North Dakota on Tuesday, October 26, and Wednesday, October 27, 2010.
In the early morning hours of October 26th, an area of surface low pressure ejecting out of the central plains rapidly intensified across central and northern Minnesota. This was in response to a very strong jet streak moving through the central plains, creating an area of high mid level divergence over the upper Mississippi Valley region. The central pressure of the surface low continued to drop, with low pressure records being set across parts of Minnesota and Wisconsin. Over North Dakota on the back side of this low, a very strong pressure gradient developed as the surface low intensified, resulting in widespread high sustained winds of 40 to near 50 mph, and peak wind gusts to near 70 mph Tuesday into Wednesday.
Wrap around precipitation developed underneath a strong TROWAL (TRough Of Warm Air aLoft) from the north to the south-southeast over the Dakotas, with precipitation changing from rain to snow as cold air was pulled into the system. When combined with the very high winds, widespread blizzard conditions developed across much of the state, with the worse conditions occurring Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. Storm total snowfall amounts were highest across the Turtle Mountain area, where up to thirteen inches was reported. The southern James River Valley received the least amount of snow, with only an inch reported.
Impacts from this episode varied across the state. The high winds and blizzard conditions resulted in scattered power outages in both rural and urban areas, downed trees, some school closures, multiple traffic accidents, and numerous travel advisories and alerts issued by the North Dakota Highway Patrol and Department of Transportation.
Event Narrative Sustained winds in excess of 40 mph, and wind gusts up to 58 mph, were reported for several hours. Snow then combined with the high winds Wednesday, October 27th to create blizzard conditions.


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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
BOWMAN (ZONE) BOWMAN (ZONE) ND 10/26/2010 11:00 CST-6 High Wind 36 kts. MS 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SIOUX (ZONE) SIOUX (ZONE) ND 10/26/2010 11:00 CST-6 High Wind 61 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DUNN (ZONE) DUNN (ZONE) ND 10/26/2010 11:00 CST-6 High Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LOGAN (ZONE) LOGAN (ZONE) ND 10/26/2010 11:00 CST-6 High Wind 35 kts. MS 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
EMMONS (ZONE) EMMONS (ZONE) ND 10/26/2010 11:00 CST-6 High Wind 50 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FOSTER (ZONE) FOSTER (ZONE) ND 10/26/2010 11:00 CST-6 High Wind 35 kts. MS 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MCINTOSH (ZONE) MCINTOSH (ZONE) ND 10/26/2010 11:00 CST-6 High Wind 54 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GRANT (ZONE) GRANT (ZONE) ND 10/26/2010 11:00 CST-6 High Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ADAMS (ZONE) ADAMS (ZONE) ND 10/26/2010 11:00 CST-6 High Wind 53 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MORTON (ZONE) MORTON (ZONE) ND 10/26/2010 11:00 CST-6 High Wind 52 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HETTINGER (ZONE) HETTINGER (ZONE) ND 10/26/2010 11:00 CST-6 High Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BURLEIGH (ZONE) BURLEIGH (ZONE) ND 10/26/2010 11:00 CST-6 High Wind 53 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
STARK (ZONE) STARK (ZONE) ND 10/26/2010 11:00 CST-6 High Wind 50 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
OLIVER (ZONE) OLIVER (ZONE) ND 10/26/2010 11:00 CST-6 High Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SLOPE (ZONE) SLOPE (ZONE) ND 10/26/2010 11:00 CST-6 High Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MERCER (ZONE) MERCER (ZONE) ND 10/26/2010 11:00 CST-6 High Wind 35 kts. MS 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
STUTSMAN (ZONE) STUTSMAN (ZONE) ND 10/26/2010 11:00 CST-6 High Wind 51 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BILLINGS (ZONE) BILLINGS (ZONE) ND 10/26/2010 11:00 CST-6 High Wind 36 kts. MS 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MCLEAN (ZONE) MCLEAN (ZONE) ND 10/26/2010 11:00 CST-6 High Wind 52 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GOLDEN VALLEY (ZONE) GOLDEN VALLEY (ZONE) ND 10/26/2010 11:00 CST-6 High Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DICKEY (ZONE) DICKEY (ZONE) ND 10/26/2010 11:00 CST-6 High Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LA MOURE (ZONE) LA MOURE (ZONE) ND 10/26/2010 11:00 CST-6 High Wind 59 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SHERIDAN (ZONE) SHERIDAN (ZONE) ND 10/26/2010 11:00 CST-6 High Wind 50 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WELLS (ZONE) WELLS (ZONE) ND 10/26/2010 11:00 CST-6 High Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KIDDER (ZONE) KIDDER (ZONE) ND 10/26/2010 11:00 CST-6 High Wind 40 kts. MS 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RENVILLE (ZONE) RENVILLE (ZONE) ND 10/26/2010 14:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PIERCE (ZONE) PIERCE (ZONE) ND 10/26/2010 14:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BURKE (ZONE) BURKE (ZONE) ND 10/26/2010 14:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MOUNTRAIL (ZONE) MOUNTRAIL (ZONE) ND 10/26/2010 14:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DIVIDE (ZONE) DIVIDE (ZONE) ND 10/26/2010 14:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WILLIAMS (ZONE) WILLIAMS (ZONE) ND 10/26/2010 14:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MCKENZIE (ZONE) MCKENZIE (ZONE) ND 10/26/2010 14:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ROLETTE (ZONE) ROLETTE (ZONE) ND 10/26/2010 14:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BOTTINEAU (ZONE) BOTTINEAU (ZONE) ND 10/26/2010 14:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MCHENRY (ZONE) MCHENRY (ZONE) ND 10/26/2010 14:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WARD (ZONE) WARD (ZONE) ND 10/26/2010 14:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DUNN (ZONE) DUNN (ZONE) ND 10/26/2010 20:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MCLEAN (ZONE) MCLEAN (ZONE) ND 10/26/2010 20:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SHERIDAN (ZONE) SHERIDAN (ZONE) ND 10/26/2010 20:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MERCER (ZONE) MERCER (ZONE) ND 10/26/2010 20:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FOSTER (ZONE) FOSTER (ZONE) ND 10/26/2010 20:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WELLS (ZONE) WELLS (ZONE) ND 10/26/2010 20:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
STUTSMAN (ZONE) STUTSMAN (ZONE) ND 10/26/2010 23:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KIDDER (ZONE) KIDDER (ZONE) ND 10/26/2010 23:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
EMMONS (ZONE) EMMONS (ZONE) ND 10/26/2010 23:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SIOUX (ZONE) SIOUX (ZONE) ND 10/26/2010 23:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BURLEIGH (ZONE) BURLEIGH (ZONE) ND 10/26/2010 23:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LOGAN (ZONE) LOGAN (ZONE) ND 10/26/2010 23:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MCINTOSH (ZONE) MCINTOSH (ZONE) ND 10/26/2010 23:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
OLIVER (ZONE) OLIVER (ZONE) ND 10/26/2010 23:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MORTON (ZONE) MORTON (ZONE) ND 10/26/2010 23:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GRANT (ZONE) GRANT (ZONE) ND 10/26/2010 23:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K