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 292015 ESFBIS NDZ017>021-031>036-040>047-050-302015- HYDROLOGIC OUTLOOK NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BISMARCK ND 215 PM CST THU JAN 29 2015 /115 PM MST THU JAN 29 2015/ ...CONDITIONS IMPROVING ON RIVERS AND STREAMS ACROSS THE MISSOURI BASIN... UNUSUALLY HIGH WATER ON RIVERS AND STREAMS ACROSS THE MISSOURI BASIN EARLIER THIS WEEK HAVE DROPPED SIGNIFICANTLY LATE WEDNESDAY AND INTO THURSDAY. THE THREAT OF HIGH WATER FROM ICE JAMS AND STREAMFLOW WILL CONTINUE TO DECREASE INTO THE WEEKEND. OTHER PROBLEMS OF INTEREST ARE THE RESERVOIRS AND SMALL LAKES THAT ARE RISING DUE TO INCREASED INFLOW. ANGLERS WISHING TO FISH THESE BODIES OF WATER SHOULD BE EXTRA CAREFUL AS WARM TEMPERATURES AND RISING WATER RAPIDLY DETERIORATE ICE CONDITIONS NEAR THE SHORE. ACCESS MAY BE DIFFICULT, IF NOT DANGEROUS. SOME, BUT NOT ALL, OF THE LAKES THAT THIS IS A CONCERN FOR INCLUDE PATTERSON LAKE NEAR DICKINSON, LAKE TSCHIDA, CAMELS HUMP, DAVIS DAM, AND OTHER SIMILAR BODIES OF WATER. $$ AYD