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 062016 ESFBIS NDZ034-035-072030- HYDROLOGIC OUTLOOK NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BISMARCK ND 216 PM CST FRI DEC 6 2013 ...MISSOURI RIVER IS ICE COVERED IN THE BISMARCK AND MANDAN AREA... AS OF EARLY FRIDAY MORNING...ICE COVER ON THE MISSOURI RIVER HAS REACHED UP INTO THE DOUBLE DITCH AREA NORTH OF BISMARCK. NO MOVING ICE IS OBSERVED IN THE BISMARCK AND MANDAN AREA. THE MISSOURI RIVER...AT BOTH THE BISMARCK AND MANDAN GAGES...HAS RISEN ABOUT FOUR FEET SINCE WEDNESDAY. THE LACK OF MOVING ICE AND A SIMILAR RISE AT BOTH GAGES SUGGESTS LITTLE CHANNEL BLOCKAGE OCCURRED DURING THE ICING OVER OF THE RIVER. AS THE SURFACE ICE CONTINUES TO SOLIDIFY WITH THE COLD WEATHER...THERE WILL BE A LOWER RISK OF ICE RELATED HIGH WATER. $$ AJS