STAFF BLOG STORM TRACKER Why Spring Snow Melts Quickly
Snow that falls in late March and April tends to melt quickly. There are several reasons for this. Average temperatures are much higher this time of year than in winter. In April, it is difficult t... Posted on 4/1/14 at 10:15 PM
STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT Anxious to start planting
I just got off the phone with a farmer in northeast North Dakota who just got of his tractor. No, he hadn't been working in his fields; he'd been moving snow after the most recent storm.
A year ago, ... Posted on 4/15/13 at 2:07 PM
A second roof in the area has collapsed under a growing snow load.
Workers and family members with Gorans Brothers were able to safely move approximately 12,000 turkeys from a brooder barn northeast of Svea when its roof collapsed around 2 a.m. Tuesday.
Late Monday afternoon, a roof on a warehouse building at Perkins Lumber in Willmar collapsed.
By Tom Cherveny, Forum Communications Co.
February 10, 2010
A winter storm is possible across the Devils Lake Basin into parts of the northern Red River Valley, including Grand Forks, by this evening into Friday, the National Weather Service reported late Wednesday.
Herald Staff and Wire Report
October 28, 2009
The National Weather Service said it had reports of 2 inches of snow on the ground in Bowman at midafternoon. Forecasters expected an inch or two in the Dickinson area, with up to an inch overnight in Bismarck. Overnight lows were expected to drop into the upper 20s in the far-western part of the state.
The heavy snow over the past winter was not enough to put some fields out of the danger of drought, re-searchers said.
At the Agricultural Research Center in Mandan, 100 inches of snow was recorded in test fields. While one field showed moisture at least 4 feet deep, another field a few feet away showed moisture only about 2 1/2 feet deep.
Agriculture officials say North Dakota farmers have made little progress on field work because many cannot get to their fields.
The weekly state crop report said much of the state still has significant snow cover.
Heavy snow in the west and rain in the east are likely to further delay North Dakota’s already-late corn and sunflower harvests, possibly keeping some corn farmers in their fields into next year.
“It all depends on when this shakes out and when we get a little sunshine back,” said Larry Kleingartner, executive director of the Bismarck-based National Sunflower Association.
By Blake Nicholson, The Associated Press
November 07, 2008
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