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It has been a wet summer to date.
July looks to turn warm and humid. Thus, please keep alert of Severe Summer Weather.
The National Weather Service in Bismarck issues Severe Thunderstorm and Tornado Warnings for 36 counties across western and central North Dakota including LaMoure County.
A Severe Thunderstorm is defined as a thunderstorm capable of producing:
- Wind gusts of 58 mph or greater and/or
- Hail of one inch in diameter or larger
- In addition to damaging winds and large hail, severe thunderstorms are also capable of producing tornadoes, flash flooding and deadly lightning.
This is issued when a tornado is indicated by the radar or sighted by spotters; therefore, people in the affected area should seek safe shelter immediately. They can be issued without a Tornado Watch being already in effect. They are usually issued for a duration of around 30 minutes.
This is issued by the National Weather Service when conditions are favorable for the development of tornadoes in and close to the watch area. Their size can vary depending on the weather situation. They are usually issued for a duration of 4 to 8 hours. They normally are issued well in advance of the actual occurrence of severe weather. During the watch, people should review tornado safety rules and be prepared to move a place of safety if threatening weather approaches.
A reminder to register your cell phone for voice and/or text messaging on the new Emergency Notification System – CodeRED. All land line telephone numbers are automatically registered in this system. https://public.coderedweb.com/CNE/B19EABEEA622
The first Wednesday of each month the outdoor warning sirens are tested at appoximately 11:00AM.
August 7th - Multi-Hazard Mitigation Meeting, LaMoure, 7PM