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NWS Timeline: Bismarck, ND




Sergeant James H. Smith began taking official weather observations in Bismarck, ND in a small house on Third Street between Main and Miegs (Broadway).

The station was moved to the U.S. military telegraph office at 213 First Street (no picture found).

The station was moved to Camp Hancock.

The Bureau was moved back to Camp Hancock once the Signal Corps abandoned the site.

Three years after the Weather Bureau became the National Weather Service, the office was moved to a new building on the airport grounds.

__Sept. 15, 1874__

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____Late 1887____







___Jan. 3, 1940___


The station was relocated to room 70 of the Sheridan House Hotel.

Observations were moved to Raymond's Brick Block Building at Main and Third Streets (no picture found).

The Weather Bureau was created, and that same year the office was moved to the First National Bank Building at the corner of Main and Fourth Streets.

The Weather Bureau was moved to the terminal building of the Bismarck Airport.

The office was moved to a new building right next to the old one during the modernization of the National Weather Service. This is where the office is currently located. is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.