National Weather Service releases report on April blizzard in North Dakota

Weather experts have released a recap of a blizzard that dropped record snowfall across North Dakota last week.

According to the National Weather Service (NWS), the three-day blizzard that began Tuesday, April 12 broke the county’s one-, two-, and three-day snowfall records until it ended late in the day of Thursday, April 14.

The heavy snow started Tuesday morning and continued through the evening, with some rain falling in the eastern part of the state.

The previous monthly snowfall record for April was also broken in Bismarck. The previous record of 21.8 inches from April 2013 was beaten by 0.1 inches, giving 2022 the new record of 21.9 inches, with more than a week remaining in the month.

NWS officials also released maximum three-hour wind speeds – Minot Airport and Hettinger recorded speeds of 63mph, with Bismarck seeing speeds of 51mph.

Additionally, the agency says 36 inches of snow fell three miles northwest of Minot. Grand Forks received over a foot of snow, with 12.5 inches falling at the NWS location. The NWS at Bismarck saw 18.3 inches of snow.

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