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February 18, 2018 Winter Storm

During the morning hours of Feb. 18th a quick moving winter storm dropped heavy snowfall across far eastern ND and northern MN with some locations receiving ~15". That afternoon, strong winds in the Red River Valley caused blowing snow and low visibility. Read More >

Cooperative Observer Program

NWS cooperative weather observers--enter your daily reports via the internet by clicking here.

     Cooperative Weather Observer reports
These supplemental reports contain information obtained from Cooperative Weather Observers. The information they provide may include high and low temperatures, precipitation, snowfall, snowdepth, water equivalent of the snow pack, and manual river gage readings. This information is vital for both the development of short term meteorological and hydrologic forecasts as well as assessing longer term climate changes. Some of the equipment used by the Coop Observer is displayed below.
Co-op equipment