Storm Events Database
|Begin Date||12/29/2010 15:00:00 CST-6|
|End Date||12/30/2010 03:00:00 CST-6|
|Deaths Direct/Indirect||0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)|
|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.|
All events for this episode:
|MCKENZIE (ZONE)||MCKENZIE (ZONE)||ND||12/29/2010||11:00||CST-6||Heavy Snow||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|
|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|
|WARD (ZONE)||WARD (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|
|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|
|STUTSMAN (ZONE)||STUTSMAN (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|
|LOGAN (ZONE)||LOGAN (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|
|EMMONS (ZONE)||EMMONS (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|
|KIDDER (ZONE)||KIDDER (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|
|FOSTER (ZONE)||FOSTER (ZONE)||ND||12/31/2010||15:00||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|