Record snowfall in North Dakota – Three times previous record

Beats previous record “by a long shot,” says meteorologist.  “It’s historical, really.”


A total of 17 inches is expected in Jamestown by Sunday morning, said Ken Simosko, meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Bismarck. This totally eclipses Jamestown’s previous record snowfall in a three-day period in the month of October of 5.2 inches in 1959.

Jamestown, ND had already seen 14 inches of snowfall as of 4 pm on Friday.

“I’ve never seen this amount of snowfall this early,” said Simosko. “It’s historical, really.”

“The interstate is shut down from here to Bismarck,” said Chad Kaiser, Stutsman County sheriff. “Road conditions are deteriorating and visibility on the road is deteriorating.”

“I’ve never seen anything like it this early in the year, not in my career,” said Kaiser.

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