Bismarck NWS Issues a Record Number of Warnings

 October 19, 2010


...2010 was a busy year with respect to severe weather warnings over west and central North Dakota... 


This information is not for the entire state of North Dakota. It is for the Bismarck NWS office area of responsibility only (west and central ND).


Through October 19 your NWS in Bismarck has issued 552 severe summer weather warnings (tornado...flash flood...severe thunderstorm) for its area of responsibility of west and central ND. Many warnings covered multiple counties...and the total number of counties covered was 1341. 


Warning type              warnings     counties affected


Tornado                          93               196

Flash flood                      29                 78

Severe thunderstorm       430             1067

Total                              552             1341


Second place for warnings issued is 2008 with 1102 counties warned.

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