Recent Rains Break Daily Records - KXNet.com - Bismarck/Minot/Williston/Dickinson-KXNEWS,ND

Recent Rains Break Daily Records

Posted:

This past weekend has brought much rainfall throughout many parts of the state.

Rain that passed through on Monday set daily rainfall records in Bismarck, Dickinson, Minot, Jamestown, and Fargo.

Adam Jones, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service of Bismarck says some local creeks and rivers have risen a bit but no widespread flooding has been reported.

The Little Missouri River is normally below two feet but has quickly risen to 12 feet.

It's still below flood stage and will likely decline again as time goes on.

Southwest North Dakota, an area that hasn't seen much rain in the past, is now above normal for the month and year.

"It is above average for sure. We kind of can expect these kind of rains on average every one out of six years. But it is definitely above normal for the year," says Adam Jones, Meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Bismarck.

The National Weather Service relies on Facebook and Twitter for feedback from people across the state.

Jones says their use of social media has been a big help, especially when pictures are submitted.

"We see what the radar shows us but sometimes we're missing a little bit more and that's what Facebook can do for us. It gives us a view from the eyes of the people on the ground at that location what they're exactly seeing so it allows us to better serve the public with that enhanced information," says Jones.

Jones says we can expect more rain but the rest of September looks to be about average.

  • Bismarck/Mandan NewsMore>>

  • Production Fluid Leak Near Medora Update

    Production Fluid Leak Near Medora Update

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 6:45 PM EDT2014-04-16 22:45:37 GMT
    Preliminary test results have come in following a pipeline spill that occurred on April 11 near Medora. The company owning the pipeline and the Health Department took samples from the site determining
    Preliminary test results have come in following a pipeline spill that occurred on April 11 near Medora. The company owning the pipeline and the Health Department took samples from the site determining
  • Flowers Planters to Bring Color Downtown

    Flowers Planters to Bring Color Downtown

    Downtown Bismarck will soon look a lot more vibrant come mid-May. A dozen large flower planters will line the sidewalks along Broadway Avenue between 3rd Street and Washington. Businesses will adopt
    Downtown Bismarck will soon look a lot more vibrant come mid-May. A dozen large flower planters will line the sidewalks along Broadway Avenue between 3rd Street and Washington. Businesses will adopt
  • Downtown Neighborhood Branding Idea

    Downtown Neighborhood Branding Idea

    With an ever-growing downtown Bismarck... the Downtowners Association is playing with a new idea. It's called Neighborhood Branding - giving an area of downtown a specific name. Assistant Director of
    With an ever-growing downtown Bismarck... the Downtowners Association is playing with a new idea. It's called Neighborhood Branding - giving an area of downtown a specific name. Assistant Director of
Quick Clicks
Closings/Delays
View list
Calendar
What's happening?
Lottery Results
Feeling lucky?
Viewer Photos
Submit yours!
Road Report
Current conditions
TV Listings
See what's on
Gas Prices
Check near you
E-Mail Newsletter
Signup now

Most Popular

Stories
Videos
loading...
Powered by WorldNow
General information or questions:
kxinfo@kxnet.com

News:
Bismarck:
Phone: 701-223-9197
News Fax: 701-223-1985

News:
Minot:
Phone: 701-852-2104
News Fax: 701-838-1050
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KXNET. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.