Category: Ranching Issues

Dangerous Wind Chill Continues

National Weather Service Key Messages● A prolonged Arctic outbreak will continue to bringwidespread sub-zero temperatures and life-threateningwind chills to western and central North Dakotathrough Tuesday morning.● Wind chills down to 65 degrees below zero remainpossible through this morning, and could remain lessthan 35 below zero during the daytime hours. Windchills could fall to 55 below […]
by The Dakotan
January 14, 2024

Expanded Wind Chill Warning

National Weather Service Significant Blowing Snow Possible Tonight Through SaturdayKey Messages● A prolonged Arctic outbreak will bring widespread sub-zero temperatures and dangerous to life threatening wind chills to western and central North Dakota through Tuesday morning.● The worst conditions are expected over the weekend when wind chills could fall as low as 55 below, and […]
by Kim Fundingsland
January 12, 2024

Blowing Snow, Dangerous Cold Outbreak

National Weather Service ImpactsNear white out conditions possible in rural areas with hazardous, possibly dangeroustravel.TimingFriday evening through Saturday.ActionsConsider delaying travel. Slow down on roads. Coupled with life threatening cold, ensure vehiclegas tanks are full (or batteries charged) and have a winter survival kit. BRIEFING LINK: https://www.weather.gov/media/bis/DssPacket.pdf
by The Dakotan
January 10, 2024

Badlands Circuit Finals Rodeo Selects Personnel for ’23 Rodeo

Minot – The Badlands Circuit Finals Rodeo has selected its personnel for the 2023 rodeo. Headlining the all-star cast are announcers Bob Tallman and Garrison Allen. Tallman, an eleven-time PRCA Announcer of the Year winner, has announced the Badlands Circuit Finals for the past fourteen years. For Allen, Laurel, Mont., this will be his first […]
by Kim Fundingsland
August 31, 2023

Ward County Drought Conditions 

Slight Improvement Statewide  Ward County remains among the areas of the state where drought conditions are present. However, statewide, conditions have improved slightly according to the Drought Monitor’s weekly assessment.  “Recent beneficial precipitation resulted in improving conditions across parts of the Dakotas and Wyoming. Short-term drought expanded across northeast North Dakota which remained to the […]
by Kim Fundingsland
August 10, 2023

Danger for People, Livestock, Pets 

Harmful Bacteria Strikes More ND Lakes  BISMARCK – The number of lakes in North Dakota showing evidence of harmful algae blooms is on the rise. Currently the state’s Department of Environmental Quality has posted Water Advisories for 13 lakes, a Water Warning for another, with the likelihood of more being added in the days and […]
by Kim Fundingsland
July 28, 2023

Drought Creep in State 

Forecast Heating Up  MINOT – Drought conditions worsened slightly across much of North Dakota from a week ago. That’s according to thye weekly release of the U.S. Drought Monitor.  While increasingly dry conditions in the state are not unusual at this time of year, it is an indicator closely watched by farming and livestock interests […]
by Kim Fundingsland
July 20, 2023

Spring Flood Outlook for Souris River 

No Major Flooding Expected  BISMARCK – The National Weather Service issued their latest Spring Flood and Water Resources Outlook for the Souris River basin Thursday. It remains much the same as the March 9 outlook which raised no undue concerns in the basin.  The purpose of the early outlooks, says the NWS, is to “refine […]
by Kim Fundingsland
March 9, 2023

Expect a Snowy Week 

Southern North Dakota Targeted Again  MINOT – The National Weather Service is monitoring weather systems that are expected to bring more snow to the state. Early expectations are that the greatest impact will be south of the Minot region.  According to the NWS, “Snow is expected to develop from southwest North Dakota this evening (Monday) […]
by Kim Fundingsland
March 6, 2023

Here We Snow Again 

Biggest Impact Expected in Southern ND  BISMARCK – A large area of southern North Dakota appears to be in the bullseye as a weather system is expected to bring significant snowfall to the state once again.   The heaviest snowfall, up to 8 inches, is expected from Dickinson to Bismarck, nearly to Jamestown. Minot is […]
by Kim Fundingsland
March 3, 2023
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