One of the worst winters they’ve seen in Minot, ND

And it’s only getting started. 

“Almost 30 years in education, and I’ve never seen two snow days used before the 10th of December.”

“We’ve not had this much snow I think since we built.”

“On the roads, you can’t see if anybody is coming from the other direction.”

See video:
http://www.accuweather.com/en/videos/trending-now/minot-schools-remain-open-despite-harsh-start-to-winter/5240103855001

Thanks to Dean Koehler for this link


16 thoughts on “One of the worst winters they’ve seen in Minot, ND”

  1. Things were nasty here in North Dakota earlier in the week. Roads were either closed or no traveled advised for three days in a row. Now the bitter cold is coming.

  2. Extreme cold, Arctic outflow, snowfall, blizzard and snow squall warnings all over the place in Canada.

    ALBERTA

    3:43 PM MST Thursday 08 December 2016
    Extreme Cold Warning in effect for:

    Mountain View Co. near Carstairs and Stirlingville, Cremona and Water Valley, Olds and Didsbury and Sundre; Rocky View Co. near Airdrie and Crossfield, Bottrel and Madden and Cochrane; Kananaskis Improvement District near Highwood House and Kananaskis Village; M.D. of Bighorn near Canmore Exshaw and Ghost Lake and Ghost River Wilderness; Clearwater Co. near Chungo Creek, Nordegg and Big Horn Res., Ya-Ha-Tinda Ranch, Caroline and James River Bridge, Rocky Mtn House and Crimson Lake, O’Chiese 203 Res. and Sunchild Cree Res.; Yellowhead Co. near Cadomin and Robb and Minnow and Wolf Lakes and Elk River; Camrose Co. near Bashaw and Meeting Creek; City of Red Deer; Co. of Paintearth near Halkirk and Big Knife Prov. Park; Co. of Stettler near Big Valley, Botha and Gadsby, Byemoor and Endiang, Donalda and Stettler Nevis and Rochon Sands; Flagstaff Co. near Forestburg and Galahad; Lacombe Co. near Clive Alix and Mirror. Eckville and Lacombe Blackfalds and Bentley; Ponoka Co. near Ponoka and Maskwacis; Red Deer Co. near Elnora Lousana and Delburne, Penhold Innisfail and Bowden, Pine Lake, Spruce View and Red Lodge Prov. Park and Sylvan Lake and Stephansson House; Brazeau Co. near Brazeau Dam and Cynthia and Lodgepole regions

    A period of very cold wind chills is expected.

    With overnight low temperatures in the minus thirties (Celsius) and light easterly winds, wind chill values are expected to reach the minus 40 C (-40 F) range by Friday morning. Wind chill values will abate late Friday morning when temperatures begin to rise.

    While anyone who isn’t dressed warmly is at risk in cold weather conditions, some are at greater risk than others for frost bite and hypothermia:
    – homeless people
    – outdoor workers
    – people living in homes that are poorly insulated (with no heat or no power)
    – people with certain medical conditions such as diabetes, peripheral neuropathy and diseases affecting the blood vessels, people taking certain medications including beta-blockers
    – winter sport enthusiasts
    – people who consume excess alcohol
    – infants and
    – seniors.

    Wear appropriate clothing.
    – Always wear clothing appropriate for the weather. Synthetic and wool fabrics provide better insulation. Some synthetic fabrics are designed to keep perspiration away from your body which keep you dry and further reduce your risk.
    – Dress in layers with a wind resistant outer layer. You can remove layers if you get too warm (before you start sweating) or add a layer if you get cold.
    – Wear warm socks, gloves, a hat and scarf in cold weather. Be sure to cover your nose to protect it.
    – If you get wet, change into dry clothing as soon as possible. You lose heat faster when you’re wet.

    Extreme cold warnings are issued when very cold temperatures or wind chill creates an elevated risk to health such as frost bite and hypothermia.

    Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ec.storm.ec@canada.ca or tweet reports to #ABStorm.

    http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?ab1#224316131542852133201612080501ww1575cwwg (also ab4, ab28, ab5 and ab24 in the address link for the other affected areas)

    BRITISH COLUMBIA

    Extreme cold warnings for the B.C. North Peace River and B.C. South Peace River regions (no temperatures given).

    http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?bc12#1554279541385496953201612070502ww1373cwvr

    2:39 PM PST Thursday 08 December 2016
    Extreme Cold Warning in effect for:

    Yoho Park – Kootenay Park region

    A period of very cold wind chills is expected.

    Cold Arctic air has settled over the Yoho-Kootenay Park region. The cold temperatures in combination with light winds have generated wind chills below minus 35 degree Celsius (-31 F). With no warming trend in sight, these wind chills are expected to persist at least into the end of the week.

    http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?bc17#1115584722099791863201612070502ww1373cwvr

    3:40 PM PST Thursday 08 December 2016
    Arctic outflow warning in effect for:

    Central Coast – coastal sections, Central Coast – inland sections, Fraser Valley – east including Chilliwack, Howe Sound, North Coast – coastal sections, North Coast – inland sections and Whistler regions.

    Strong outflow winds and cold wind chill values are expected or occurring.

    Northern areas: An arctic ridge of high pressure over the BC interior will continue to give strong outflow winds through the mainland inlets and valleys of the central and north coast. The strong winds combined with low temperatures will give wind chill values near minus 20 C (-4 F).

    The Arctic outflow conditions will persist through Friday.

    Limit outdoor activities. If outside, dress warmly in layers and stay dry. Cover as much exposed skin as possible to avoid frostbite. Be prepared for unusually cold temperatures and strong winds.

    Arctic outflow warnings are issued when bitterly cold air flows from the interior to coastal communities and the outflow winds create wind chill values of -20 or less for 6 hours or more.

    Southern areas: A strengthening arctic ridge of high pressure over the B.C. interior will continue to bring strong outflow winds over Howe Sound, Whistler and the eastern Fraser Valley tonight. The combination of strong winds and low temperatures will cause wind chill values to drop to near minus 20 degrees Celsius and persist through Friday morning.

    Anyone who is not dressed warmly is at risk of frostbite and hypothermia in cold weather. Be prepared for unusually cold temperatures and strong winds. Drive with care, especially along coastal routes exposed to outflow winds.

    Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ec.tempetepacifique-pacificstorm.ec@canada.ca or tweet reports to #BCStorm.

    http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?bc48#911081882005494413201612060502ww1171cwvr (also bc37, bc40, bc40, bc41, bc49, bc9 and bc39 in the address link for the other affected areas).

    Snowfall warnings for the East Vancouver Island, Fraser Valley – east including Chilliwack, Fraser Valley – west including Abbotsford, Greater Victoria, Inland Vancouver Island, Metro Vancouver, Southern Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast and West Vancouver Island regions, with amounts of 10 to 20 cm (3.9″ to 7.9″) to 25 cm (9.8″) at higher elevations.

    http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?bc46#171017238850714393201612080502ww1171cwvr (also bc40, bc43, bc45, bc42, bc51, bc38 and bc44 in the address link for the other affected areas)

    NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR

    Snowfall warnings for the Bonavista North, Bonavista Peninsula, Clarenville and vicinity, Gander and vicinity and Terra Nova regions, with amounts to 15 cm (5.9″).

    http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?nl3#184422089574802649201612080507ww1676cwhx (also nl15, nl1, nl20 and nl16 in the address link for the other affected areas)

    NORTHWEST TERRITORIES

    4:01 PM MST Thursday 08 December 2016
    Extreme Cold Warning in effect for:

    Fort Good Hope Region and South Delta Region including Ft. McPherson – Tsiigehtchic regions

    A period of very cold wind chills is expected.

    Wind chill values near minus 50 C (-58 F) will persist until late Friday morning.

    (Extreme cold precaution statement)

    Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ec.storm.ec@canada.ca or tweet reports to #NTStorm.

    http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?nt27#230126784542852133201612080501ww1171cwnt (also nt26 in the address link for the South Delta warning)

    5:58 PM MST Thursday 08 December 2016
    Blizzard warning in effect for:

    Paulatuk and Ulukhaktok regions

    Blizzard conditions with poor visibility in snow and blowing snow are expected to develop overnight in Ulukhaktok and Friday morning in Paulatuk.

    Blizzard conditions with westerly winds of 50 gusting to 80 km/h (31.1 to 49.7 mph) will begin in Ulukhaktok overnight. Winds will diminish late Friday afternoon and visibilities will improve.

    Blizzard conditions with southerly winds of 70 gusting to 90 km/h (43.5 to 55.9 mph) will begin in Paulatuk Friday morning. Winds will diminish Friday evening and visibilities will improve.

    Travel is expected to be hazardous due to reduced visibility. If you must travel, keep others informed of your schedule and destination and carry an emergency kit and mobile phone. Public Safety Canada encourages everyone to make an emergency plan and get an emergency kit with drinking water, food, medicine, a first-aid kit and a flashlight.

    Blizzard warnings are issued when widespread reduced visibilities of 400 metres (1/4 mile) or less are expected for at least 6 hours.

    Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ec.storm.ec@canada.ca or tweet reports to #NTStorm.

    http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?nt10#1108001521663408009201612080501ww1272cwnt (also nt12 in the address link for the Ulukhaktok warning)

    NUNAVUT

    1:34 PM MST Thursday 08 December 2016
    Blizzard warning in effect for:

    Cambridge Bay, Gjoa Haven and Kugluktuk regions

    Widespread blizzard conditions with poor visibility in snow and blowing snow are expected in parts of the Kitikmeot on Friday. Blizzard conditions will begin late overnight in Cambridge Bay and Friday morning at Kugluktuk and Gjoa Haven. Visibilities in all regions will begin to improve Friday evening.

    (Blizzard precaution statement)

    Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ec.storm.ec@canada.ca or tweet reports to #NUStorm.

    http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?nu7#201633945542852133201612080501ww1474cwnt (also nu8 and nu6 in the address link for the other affected areas)

    ONTARIO

    Snow squall warnings for the Barrie – Collingwood – Hillsdale, Midland – Coldwater – Orr Lake, Orillia – Lagoon City – Washago, Innisfil – New Tecumseth – Angus, Bruce Peninsula – Sauble Beach – Tobermory, Hanover – Dundalk – Southern Grey County, Owen Sound – Blue Mountains – Northern Grey County, Orangeville – Grand Valley – Southern Dufferin County, Shelburne – Mansfield – Northern Dufferin County, Mount Forest – Arthur – Northern Wellington County, Newmarket – Georgina – Northern York Region and Uxbridge – Beaverton – Northern Durham Region regions.

    Amounts of 5 cm (2.0″) during the squalls. Squall amounts up to 25 cm (9.8″) during the passage of a cold front.

    http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?on18#1346085691772752683201612080503ww1171cwto (also on9, on20, on38 and on11 in the address link for the other affected areas)

    Snow squall warnings for the Rodney – Shedden – Western Elgin County, St. Thomas – Aylmer – Eastern Elgin County, Saugeen Shores – Kincardine – Southern Bruce County,, Goderich – Bluewater – Southern Huron County, Listowel – Milverton – Northern Perth County, Stratford – Mitchell – Southern Perth County, Wingham – Blyth – Northern Huron County, London – Parkhill – Eastern Middlesex County, Strathroy – Komoka – Western Middlesex County, Woodstock – Tillsonburg – Oxford County and Watford – Pinery Park – Eastern Lambton County regions, with amounts to 20 cm (7.9″) during the passage of a cold front.

    http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?on47#195757643451902297201612080503ww1171cwto (also on20, on40, on21, on19 and on36 in the address link for the other affected areas)

    Snow squall warnings for the Ottawa South – Richmond – Metcalfe, Caledon, Halton Hills – Milton, Prescott and Russell, Plevna – Sharbot Lake – Western Lanark County and Smiths Falls – Perth – Eastern Lanark County regions, with amounts to 4 cm (1.6″).

    http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?on41#2056289321772752683201612080503ww1171cwto (also on24, on38 and on43 in the address link for the other affected areas)

    QUEBEC

    Snow squall warnings for the Lac-Etchemin area and Sainte-Marie-de-Beauce area regions. No amounts given.

    http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?qc44#233420175274804330201612080504ww1070cwul

    YUKON

    3:35 PM PST Thursday 08 December 2016
    Extreme Cold Warning in effect for:

    Old Crow region

    A prolonged period of very cold wind chills is expected.

    An arctic ridge has built over the Yukon and will gradually weaken on Friday. Consequently very cold air will reside over the northern Yukon tonight and through Friday. The combination of these winds with temperatures in the low minus forties (Celsius) in low lying areas will allow wind chill values to fall below minus 50 C (-58 F) tonight. The extreme cold is expected to persist into Friday evening.

    (Extreme cold precaution statement)

    Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ec.tempetepacifique-pacificstorm.ec@canada.ca or tweet reports to #BCStorm in British Columbia and #YKStorm in Yukon.

    http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?yt1#184603873487942971201612050502ww1979cwvr

    http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/index_e.html

  3. Record low set in Badger, NFLD.

    NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR
    AWCN16 CWHX
    Weather summary for Newfoundland issued by Environment Canada at 5:11 a.m. NST Thursday 8 December 2016.

    Discussion.

    The following station set a daily minimum temperature record on December 7, 2016:

    Badger
    New record of -19.4 C (-2.9 F)
    Old record of -18.6 C (-1.5 F) set in 2006
    Records in this area have been kept since 1956

    Note: the temperature record reported here has been derived from a selection of historical stations in this geographic area that were active during the period of record.

    Please note that this summary may contain preliminary or unofficial information and does not constitute a complete or final report.

    End/NLWO

    http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/weathersummaries_e.html

    • Technically it is Meteorological Winter which runs from December 1st through February 28th. The 3 coldest average months of the year.

  4. Never any mention of the sun as it relates to climate in the fake news.
    Sun dictates climate. Always has. Always will.
    Welcome to a new Ice Age.

    • I had a running argument with some global warming scientist yesterday over a YouTube video that basically said the 2016 was the hottest year ever. They do not not want to move off the story line that C02 is to blame and we are all going to turn into crispy critters. As most liberals do, he first tried to insult me. Then he tried to brandish his credentials. But I stuck to my guns. They refuse to look at the sun or solar cycles and incorporate them into there models. Then base all there info on fudged and manipulated data. It is sad that they give degrees to people like this.

  5. The headline above says “One of the worst winters they’ve seen in Minot.” However, it isn’t even winter yet.

  6. Did any of you hear about John Glenn’s tweet that went up and was deleted just before he died, after his South Pole trip?

    “We are all in danger. It is evil.”

    I think the elites all know we are entering into an Ice Age and want the populace to be totally unprepared. They want depopulation.

    Anyway, interesting thing to speculate about.

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