Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Blizzard
State NORTH DAKOTA
County/Area RENVILLE
WFO BIS
Report Source Mesonet
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2011-03-22 13:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2011-03-22 20:27:00.0 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 upper level trough swinging into the Northern Plains, combined with a strong low pressure system ejecting out of the Rockies and into the Central Plains, resulted in heavy snow and blizzard conditions across much of west and central North Dakota. This episode occurred from March 22nd into the 23rd.
Warmer air surging north ahead of this storm system resulted in a wintry mix of rain, freezing rain, and sleet across much of the west and south central portions of the state at first, while all snow fell over the north central. Colder air pushing south eventually transitioned the precipitation to all snow. While there were some ice accumulations across the south, ice impacts were minor.
Heavy snow fell from west central North Dakota, through much of the south central and James River Basin region. Storm total snowfall amounts within this band ranged from eight inches to one foot, with locally higher amounts including 18.2 inches near Beulah. In addition to the snow, wind gusts up to 45 mph developed across far northwest and all of north central North Dakota resulting in several hours of blizzard conditions.
Numerous travel advisories and several road closures resulted from this storm, including the closure of Interstate 94 from Bismarck to Fargo, Highway 83 from Bismarck to the Canadian border, and Highway 2 from Berthold to Rugby.
This was a prolonged and very complicated storm to warn for as potential was high for various types of warning criteria to be met.
Event Narrative East winds of 35 to 45 mph combined with falling snow and existing snow on the ground to create several hours of 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
MCINTOSH (ZONE) MCINTOSH (ZONE) ND 03/22/2011 10:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DICKEY (ZONE) DICKEY (ZONE) ND 03/22/2011 10:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KIDDER (ZONE) KIDDER (ZONE) ND 03/22/2011 10:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GRANT (ZONE) GRANT (ZONE) ND 03/22/2011 10:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
OLIVER (ZONE) OLIVER (ZONE) ND 03/22/2011 10:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GOLDEN VALLEY (ZONE) GOLDEN VALLEY (ZONE) ND 03/22/2011 10:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SIOUX (ZONE) SIOUX (ZONE) ND 03/22/2011 10:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LOGAN (ZONE) LOGAN (ZONE) ND 03/22/2011 10:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LA MOURE (ZONE) LA MOURE (ZONE) ND 03/22/2011 10:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MORTON (ZONE) MORTON (ZONE) ND 03/22/2011 10:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
EMMONS (ZONE) EMMONS (ZONE) ND 03/22/2011 10:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
STUTSMAN (ZONE) STUTSMAN (ZONE) ND 03/22/2011 10:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HETTINGER (ZONE) HETTINGER (ZONE) ND 03/22/2011 10:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BURLEIGH (ZONE) BURLEIGH (ZONE) ND 03/22/2011 10:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
STARK (ZONE) STARK (ZONE) ND 03/22/2011 10:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BILLINGS (ZONE) BILLINGS (ZONE) ND 03/22/2011 10:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FOSTER (ZONE) FOSTER (ZONE) ND 03/22/2011 13:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DIVIDE (ZONE) DIVIDE (ZONE) ND 03/22/2011 13:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MERCER (ZONE) MERCER (ZONE) ND 03/22/2011 13:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MCKENZIE (ZONE) MCKENZIE (ZONE) ND 03/22/2011 13:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DUNN (ZONE) DUNN (ZONE) ND 03/22/2011 13:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ROLETTE (ZONE) ROLETTE (ZONE) ND 03/22/2011 13:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WARD (ZONE) WARD (ZONE) ND 03/22/2011 13:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PIERCE (ZONE) PIERCE (ZONE) ND 03/22/2011 13:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MCLEAN (ZONE) MCLEAN (ZONE) ND 03/22/2011 13:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SHERIDAN (ZONE) SHERIDAN (ZONE) ND 03/22/2011 13:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WELLS (ZONE) WELLS (ZONE) ND 03/22/2011 13:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MOUNTRAIL (ZONE) MOUNTRAIL (ZONE) ND 03/22/2011 13:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MCHENRY (ZONE) MCHENRY (ZONE) ND 03/22/2011 13:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BOTTINEAU (ZONE) BOTTINEAU (ZONE) ND 03/22/2011 13:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RENVILLE (ZONE) RENVILLE (ZONE) ND 03/22/2011 13:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BURKE (ZONE) BURKE (ZONE) ND 03/22/2011 13:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WILLIAMS (ZONE) WILLIAMS (ZONE) ND 03/22/2011 13:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BOTTINEAU (ZONE) BOTTINEAU (ZONE) ND 03/22/2011 20:27 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MCHENRY (ZONE) MCHENRY (ZONE) ND 03/22/2011 20:27 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SHERIDAN (ZONE) SHERIDAN (ZONE) ND 03/22/2011 20:27 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WARD (ZONE) WARD (ZONE) ND 03/22/2011 20:27 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PIERCE (ZONE) PIERCE (ZONE) ND 03/22/2011 20:27 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MERCER (ZONE) MERCER (ZONE) ND 03/22/2011 20:27 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MOUNTRAIL (ZONE) MOUNTRAIL (ZONE) ND 03/22/2011 20:27 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MCLEAN (ZONE) MCLEAN (ZONE) ND 03/22/2011 20:27 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MCKENZIE (ZONE) MCKENZIE (ZONE) ND 03/22/2011 20:27 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WELLS (ZONE) WELLS (ZONE) ND 03/22/2011 20:27 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WILLIAMS (ZONE) WILLIAMS (ZONE) ND 03/22/2011 20:27 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FOSTER (ZONE) FOSTER (ZONE) ND 03/22/2011 20:27 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DUNN (ZONE) DUNN (ZONE) ND 03/22/2011 20:27 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K