Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Heavy Snow
State NORTH DAKOTA
County/Area DUNN
WFO BIS
Report Source COOP Observer
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2010-12-29 15:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2010-12-30 03:00:00.0 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 inverted trough extending north from an area of surface low pressure over the central plains, brought heavy snow to portions of west and central North Dakota from Wednesday, December 29th until early Thursday, December 30th. Short wave impulses originating from an upper trough enhanced the snowfall, and led to storm total amounts up to seven inches over some areas.
Forcing for snow eventually pushed further east, with an enhanced area of snow developing over the southern James River Basin from Thursday, December 30th through Friday, December 31st. Up to near fourteen inches of snow was reported.
In addition to the heavy snow, as the surface low over the central plains lifted northeast into the Upper Mississippi Valley December 30th and 31st, a strong pressure gradient developed over central South Dakota and eastern North Dakota. A prolonged period of strong winds over 40 mph, combined with continued snowfall and fresh snow cover on the ground, resulted in blizzard conditions over portions of south central North Dakota from Thursday December 30th through the morning hours of Saturday, January 1st.
Numerous travel advisories were issued by state and county officials during this event. Several road closures also occurred, including Interstate 94 from Jamestown to Fargo for several days, and Bismarck to Jamestown New Year's Eve Night through the morning hours of New Year's Eve Day (See Storm Data for January 2011).
Event Narrative The cooperative observer in Halliday reported a storm total snowfall of 6 inches.


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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
WILLIAMS (ZONE) WILLIAMS (ZONE) ND 12/29/2010 11:00 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MCKENZIE (ZONE) MCKENZIE (ZONE) ND 12/29/2010 11:00 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MCLEAN (ZONE) MCLEAN (ZONE) ND 12/29/2010 13:00 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MOUNTRAIL (ZONE) MOUNTRAIL (ZONE) ND 12/29/2010 13:00 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MCHENRY (ZONE) MCHENRY (ZONE) ND 12/29/2010 13:00 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WARD (ZONE) WARD (ZONE) ND 12/29/2010 13:00 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DUNN (ZONE) DUNN (ZONE) ND 12/29/2010 15:00 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PIERCE (ZONE) PIERCE (ZONE) ND 12/29/2010 15:00 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
EMMONS (ZONE) EMMONS (ZONE) ND 12/30/2010 12:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
STUTSMAN (ZONE) STUTSMAN (ZONE) ND 12/30/2010 12:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LA MOURE (ZONE) LA MOURE (ZONE) ND 12/30/2010 12:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DICKEY (ZONE) DICKEY (ZONE) ND 12/30/2010 12:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MCINTOSH (ZONE) MCINTOSH (ZONE) ND 12/30/2010 12:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LOGAN (ZONE) LOGAN (ZONE) ND 12/30/2010 12:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SIOUX (ZONE) SIOUX (ZONE) ND 12/31/2010 15:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WELLS (ZONE) WELLS (ZONE) ND 12/31/2010 15:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KIDDER (ZONE) KIDDER (ZONE) ND 12/31/2010 15:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FOSTER (ZONE) FOSTER (ZONE) ND 12/31/2010 15:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K