blizzard

UND Students Get “Blown Under” In Order To Study Blizzards

The Project Used Many Different Instruments Including the Doppler on Wheels

  GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Strong winds, rapidly dropping temperatures and blowing snow. All make for the perfect conditions for a research project at the University of North Dakota. For these students and professors, their goal this winter is to study blizzards and blowing snow in ways that have not been done before. It’s part of a campaign funded by…

Fargo New Life Volunteers Camp Out For A Cause During Blizzard

The event is part of Giving Hearts Day.

FARGO, N.D. – New Life Center volunteers camped out in a tent overnight as part of their efforts to raise awareness on homelessness. The volunteers headed to their tents at around 10 p.m. and say that it was pretty calm and temperatures were not too bad. They say everything changed around 3 a.m. when the wind started to pick up…

Fargo Mail Carrier Helps Rescue Confused Woman In Blizzard

quick thinking may have saved her life

Michael Sorum/FacebookFARGO, N.D. — The quick thinking of a Fargo mail carrier may have saved a woman’s life. Fargo Postmaster Greg Johnson says letter carrier Michael Sorum was outside delivering mail during the blizzard when he spotted an elderly woman who was very cold and didn’t know where or who she was. He helped her into his postal vehicle and…

FM Area Wakes Up To Blizzard Warning

FARGO, ND –Wednesday: Snow ends quickly in the morning with most spot seeing under 2 inches. Blizzard conditions in the morning in the Red River Valley with blowing snow outside of the valley. Visibility will improve in the afternoon with more sunshine.  Temperatures falling into the teens below by afternoon with wind chill values around -40. North winds at 20-40 mph…

New Life Center Volunteer Raise Homelessness Awareness By Sleeping Outside

There is more than 1,000 people without a home in the F-M area.

FARGO, N.D. – In an effort to raise awareness, a group of six volunteers from the Fargo New Life Center will be sleeping in tents each night until Giving Hearts on Thursday. “It’s not to say, hey look at us, we’re homeless, but it’s just to draw attention to the fact that there are many individuals who struggle with homes, and…

Snow Days Can Hinder Students With Autism

For students with autism, Snow Days are detrimental to maintaining their developmental progress for success.

FARGO, N.D. – Snow Days are usually a fun day at home for some students, offering a brief break from the stresses and struggles of school. For students with autism, Snow Days are detrimental to maintaining their developmental progress for success. The weather may trigger anxiety at home. A bad blizzard could leave parents without proper child care, even for…

Good Samaritan Rescues Fargo Police Officer During Blizzard

With a storm as bad as this last weekend's, it's common to see people get stuck. In those situations, first responders usually help out. But who do they turn to when they get stuck?

FARGO, N.D. – Paul Sip came down to Fargo for the weekend for a volleyball tournament, but Mother Nature had something else in mind. Instead, Paul and his brothers decided that they had only one job in town: Rescue as many stranded or stuck people as they could. “We’ll always stop if there’s somebody on the side of the road…

WHIP+ Program Could Help Producers Dealing With Weather-Related Losses

Counties with a presidential or secretarial disaster declaration are automatically eligible

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Producers impacted by the early blizzard could be getting some help under what’s called the WHIP+ program. Legislation passed in May included more than $3 billion for USDA to cover crop losses stemming from 2018 and 2019 disasters. Coverage for losses due to excessive moisture and snowfall are covered under what’s called the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity…

42 Passengers Rescued from Blizzard after Bus Slides Off I-94

Stutsman County Sheriff Chad Kaiser said there were no injuries but the passengers were stuck on the bus for several hours.

JAMESTOWN, N.D. (KFGO) – A Jefferson Lines bus with 42 passengers on board slid off icy I-94, pushed by high winds Friday morning and got stuck in the snow near Medina, North Dakota. Stutsman County Sheriff Chad Kaiser said there were no injuries but the passengers were stuck on the bus for several hours. Kaiser says the bus was pulled…