Weather for Bismarck, North Dakota
Lat: 46.81N, Lon: 100.78W
Wx Zone: NDZ035 CWA Used: BIS
North Dakota Drought Monitor
The North Dakota Drought monitor is a subset of the United States Monitor, issued every Thursday morning, based on drought conditions the previous Tuesday. The map below shows the current drought level around the state, and the percent of North Dakota land area in each drought level compared to the previous week.
Read an explanation of the drought intensities and what they mean.
North Dakota Hydrologic Information Statement
Note that if drought conditions are not being experienced, or in the case of river flooding or heavy rain, this statement may be used to indicate river flows or flood potential.
000 FGUS73 KBIS 291431 ESFBIS NDZ002>004-010>012-300245- PROBABILISTIC HYDROLOGIC OUTLOOK NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BISMARCK ND 931 AM CDT SUN JUN 29 2014 ...FLOODING EXPECTED IN SOURIS RIVER BASIN... HEAVY RAINFALL OVER NORTH CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING HAS RESULTED IN FLOODING OF SMALL STREAMS AND COULEES ACROSS THE SOURIS RIVER BASIN. SIGNIFICANT RUNOFF HAS ALREADY MATERIALIZED IN LAKE DARLING, WITH UPSTREAM RESERVOIRS OF ALAMEDA AND RAFFERTY LIKELY TO RISE INTO THEIR EXCLUSIVE FLOOD CONTROL ZONES. ADDITIONAL RAINFALL ACROSS NORTH CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA INTO SOUTHERN SASKATCHEWAN IS EXPECTED SUNDAY AND MONDAY. AS A RESULT OF THE CURRENT RAINS AND THE EXPECTED RAINFALL, IT IS LIKELY ENOUGH WATER WILL NEED TO BE PASSED THROUGH LAKE DARLING TO CAUSE AT LEAST MINOR FLOODING ALONG THE SOURIS RIVER IN NORTH DAKOTA. STAY TUNED FOR UPDATED FLOOD FORECASTS FOR THE SOURIS RIVER IN THE COMING DAYS AS INFORMATION ON EXPECTED DAM RELEASES BECOMES AVAILABLE. $$ JV