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Severe Summer Weather and Burn Restrictions Around the Region

These fires aren't the only weather worry in the warmer months

FARGO, N.D. — The burn restriction has been put in place until the vegetation starts to green back up. These fires aren’t the only weather worry in the warmer months. The burn restriction in Clay County may prevent people from starting more grass fires but they are also reminding the community to keep an eye out for live embers. “Previous…

It’s Severe Summer Weather Week in North Dakota: What You Should Look Out For

While tornadoes are not something we see every day, it is important to know they can and do happen here

WEST, FARGO, N.D. — The snow may be gone and our winter jackets may be hung, but that doesn’t mean weather has stopped being dangerous. It is Severe Summer Weather Awareness week in North Dakota, a week held by states nationally as the weather heats up. Officials say there are five major things we need to be looking out for…severe…

Walcott Man Found Outside Suffering from Severe Hypothermia

It's believed he walked about six miles after he drove into the ditch.

  FARGO, N.D. — We have an update on that man found outside in the bitter cold Tuesday morning. Daniel Haverland, 51, is listed in critical condition at Sanford Medical Center in Fargo. The Walcott man was discovered about a half mile from his home. It’s believed he walked about six miles after he drove into the ditch. Haverland was…

Gov. Burgum Declares Drought Disaster for Nearly Entire State of North Dakota

About 16 percent of the state is in severe drought and 18 percent is in the moderate category

  NORTH DAKOTA — Gov. Burgum has declared a drought disaster for nearly all of North Dakota. The U.S. Drought Monitor’s weekly report has rated nearly 46 percent of the state in extreme or exceptional drought, up from 40 percent last week. About 16 percent of the state is in severe drought and 18 percent is in the moderate category….

Severe Storms Hit Region with Wind Speeds More than 80 mph

Many trees were ripped out and thrown into driveways and onto main roads

HALSTAD, Minn. — The high winds and strong┬ástorms ripped through the Halstad area and damages many properties. Smaller structures like sheds were pulled from their foundations. Many trees were ripped out and thrown into driveways and onto main roads. Cleanup crews were busy cutting up large tree trunks to clear the streets. Some power lines even caught on fire during…

Valley City Couple Volunteering in Missouri to Help Flood Victims

The longtime Red Cross volunteers are heading to St. Louis

FARGO, N.D. — As flooding continues to make waves across Missouri communities, a Valley City couple set out to give victims a hand in their time of crisis. Paul and Barb Henke started their journey this morning, saying severe flooding is an issue their community knows all too well. The longtime Red Cross volunteers are using one of the organization’s…

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Tornado Drills Occurring in North Dakota and Minnesota

Meteorologist Scott Sincoff gives Severe Weather Awareness tips for Minnesota Severe Weather Awareness Week and gives information about upcoming tornado drills: Categories: Community, Weather Blog, Weather Notes Tags: drill, minnesota, north dakota, severe, severe weather, severe weather awareness week, thunderstorm, tips, TORNADO, Warning, watch

Up For Chasing Storms? Storm Spotter Classes Held In Fargo

Attendees learned how to spot dangerous weather in the field and how to report it back to forecasters

FARGO, N.D. — The National Weather Service held a storm spotter training class at the Public Safety Building in Fargo. The purpose of the course is to teach the public how to track dangerous weather and report it to forecasters. Radar equipment used by forecasters often can’t see weather near the surface, so storm spotters fill in those blanks. Also,…