rain

Heavy Rain Causes Basements to Flood in the Area

Arlyn Lang had half an inch of water in his basement in Moorhead.

MOORHEAD, Minn.– The heavy rain is causing problems for some people’s homes in the area. “Yeah it’s a mess,” says homeowner Arlyn Lang. Arlyn Lang had half an inch of water in his basement in Moorhead. He is just one person of many across the metro seeing flooding in the basement. When it rains heavily, a lot of water can…

Strong Winds Roll Over Camper on I-29 in Fargo

officers say no one was injured in the crash

  FARGO, N.D. — Strong winds roll over a camper on Fargo’s 13th Avenue South overpass, blocking traffic in both lanes. North Dakota Highway Patrol officers say 66-year-old U-Dean Sargent of Glenwood, Minnesota was driving a pickup carrying a fifth wheel camper on I-29. They say he reduced his speed because of heavy rain fall and strong wind gusts. Those winds…

Ten-Thousand Runners Take on 15th Annual Fargo Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k

Almost 10,000 people filled the Fargo dome for race day even though it was pouring rain outside

  FARGO, N.D.– Runners taking part in the 15th annual Fargo Marathon got a little wet today, but that didn’t mean the race was over for them. Almost 10,000 people filled the Fargo dome for race day, even though it was pouring rain outside. Some participants dressed for the rain by wearing raincoats and hats, and for others it looked…

Heavy Rain Does Not Dampen the Fun at West Otter Tail County Fair

Despite some cancellations, the fair keeps trudging on

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — In her 10 years of taking part in the West Otter Tail County Fair, Marie Tysdal has never seen rain take such a toll on the celebration. “It made a mess out of our parking lots. Our parking lots are all grass–based, and they’re a mess right now because of cars trying to get out, cars trying…

Ellendale Inundated With Over 5 Inches of Rain In A Matter of Hours

City officials were warning people not to drain sump pumps into the city sewer

ELLENDALE, N.D. — People in Ellendale, North Dakota are dealing with a lot of water. The Dickey County community was hit with over 5½ inches of rain in just a matter of hours early Thursday morning. City officials were warning people not to drain sump pumps into the city sewer. Due to the massive amount of rain, sewer mains were…

Large Wildfire In Roseau County Now 90% Contained

Fire has burned 4,000 acres of grassland and brush

Minnesota Incident Command 1/3 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3 Show Caption Hide Caption ROSEAU, Minn. — A large wildfire burning since Sunday in northwestern Minnesota is 90% contained. This fire near Greenbush in Roseau County has burned 4,000 acres of grassland and brush, making it one of the largest wildfires in the past couple of…

Spring 2018: What Does the Weather Mean for Agriculture?

Looking Ahead to the Planting Season

You wouldn’t know it by looking outside, but spring begins today. For farmers, the start of spring means planting season is right around the corner. And Mother Nature can make or break a farmer’s  yield, depending on what she throws at us in the next few months. This winter was marked with several Arctic outbreaks. “People probably remember these extreme…

Recent Rain is Holding Back North Dakota’s Drought Conditions

Escalating drought conditions are still prominent but not getting worse thanks to recent rain

NORTH DAKOTA — Our much needed rain over the past week has keep drought conditions in North Dakota from getting worse. The latest U.S. Drought Monitor map shows 82 percent of the state in some stage of drought, unchanged from last week. Most of central and western North Dakota remains in extreme or exceptional drought. There was a small area…

Lawn Service Companies Adapt to Drought in F-M Area

Little rain wated leads places like Turf Tamers and All Terrain to focus on other company services

FARGO, ND — Your yard isn’t the only one trying to adapt to the drought conditions across the F-M area. “It’s certainly not uncommon for us to slow down at this time of year,” said Matt Langemo, customer service representative at All Terrain. “We’re a full service company and so we have a lot of other ancillary services that keep…

Heavy Rain Causes Flooding in Grand Forks

A flood warning was issued by the National Weather Service for the city and East Grand Forks just before 11 am

GRAND FORKS, ND — Heavy rain came down a little too fast for the storm drains in Grand Forks. Many streets had flooding especially in the area around Columbia Mall and the underpasses in town. These pictures were sent in to us from Russel Hons Photography. A flood warning was issued by the National Weather Service for the city and…