WIND

Dakotas, Minnesota brace for winter storm late Thursday into Friday

FARGO (KVRR) – A strong winter storm is expected to cause blizzard conditions across western Minnesota and portions of the eastern Dakotas Thursday into Friday. The National Weather Service says a blizzard is in effect from 6:00 p.m. Thursday to 6:00 p.m. Friday in parts of northeast South Dakota and west central Minnesota. About 1-3 inches of snow are expected…

Snow Piled Up Is Causing Visibility Issues For Drivers

A company is working round the clock to clear paths for homeowners.

FARGO, N.D. – Because of the amount of snow we’ve received during the last couple of weeks, snow banks of up to four feet have piled up on many areas of the region. “Today, we’re hauling snow on a residential. Big snow piles on the end of the driveways, make it hard for people to see when they’re backing up….

Fargo Public Works crews prepare for the worst as winds get stronger

There will be about 28 workers on the night shift plowing the streets

FARGO, N.D.- Crews began plowing emergency routes this morning as they expect conditions to get worse on Sunday. They will try to plow residential areas before the wind picks up. They say for them, the biggest game changer is the wind. “Once you start plowing, drifting will be losing lanes, it will be difficult to keep certain roadways. It’s going…

Fargo Fire Received 3x Volume of Calls, Metro Area Cleans Up After Storm

There were 95 calls Monday from 6 to 10 p.m.

FARGO, N.D. — Lots of streets throughout the metro are still scattered with debris and tree branches. Monday was a busy evening for the Fargo Fire Department. They say they had three times the volume of calls they normally have during the storm. That’s 95 calls from 6 to 10 p.m. “It compounds. They were coming in faster than we…

Strong Wind Causes Semi to Tip on I-94

It happened four miles east of Tower City

BUFFALO, N.D. — Strong wind causes a semi to tip on I-94. It happened near Buffalo, North Dakota. The truck was pulling an empty box trailer. The semi blocked part of the westbound land of the interstate. The 22-year-old driver from New York was taken to Essentia for minor injuries. The blocked lane was opened about 30 minutes after the…

Fargo Couple Rescued From Detroit Lake After Wind Swept Their Boat Away

They Went For A Swim Saturday Night Only To Have Their Boat Drift Away

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — A Fargo couple had to be rescued while swimming in Detroit Lake after their boat floated away due to the windy conditions. 51-year-old Jay Weist and 50-year-old Tracey Powell decided to leave their boat Saturday night and go for a swim. Authorities were called by someone who spotted their abandoned boat afloat south of the Holiday…

Firefighters Warn Against Open Burning during Dry Weather Days

Cass County scored "very high" on the ND Wildland Fire Danger Guide on Wednesday

WEST FARGO, N.D. —¬†On days like today where the air is dry and the wind is heavy, simply putting a cigarette in a flower pot could end in disaster for your home. “It’s a soil mixed with compost so there’s still organic matter in there and it’s dry. You put that cigarette out, it will burn, smolder until it gets…

Fargo’s Sports Bubble Deflates, Closes for the Season

With the bubble deflated, it will be closed permanently and all activities are cancelled

FARGO, N.D. — The Sports Bubble in Fargo has closed for the season after it deflated due to “catastrophic structural damage.” The facility, located on 2761 12th Avenue South, has canceled all other activities for the season. The Bubble had been closed for a majority of the winter, but was reopened on February 24. Sheyenne High School’s boy’s golf team…