Northwest North Dakota was in some dire need for precipitation like most of North Dakota.  They got that last night, as over 5 inches of rain fell in and around Williston, North Dakota.  Unfortunately, tornadoes, hail and damaging strait line winds also came with the rain, that caused a lot damage.

A storm chaser caught this amazing video footage of tornadoes on the North Dakota-Montana line last evening.  Thankfully, the twisters remained over mostly rural areas.

Pretty impressive indeed. Several storm chasers from as far as Missouri were in North Dakota yesterday chasing twisters.

Reports of people kayaking down the streets of Williston last night as roads and parking lots turned into lakes.  Basements throughout the city also filled up with water and a massive clean up is underway today.

In Bismarck Mandan rainfall totals were a modest .30 to .50 depending where you are located in the city.  Not enough to really help out the drought, but at least keep the fire danger down for awhile.  I guess we will take whatever we can get, especially looking at the ten day forecast and there is virtually little or no chance of rain.

Here's some photos sent to me by a listener who's son farms near Williston, North Dakota.  He had severe damage to buildings and trees on his property.  Our hearts go out to everybody who was affected by last nights storms.

Williston, North Dakota Storm


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