Weathering The Storm: Snow, Snow, Snow

By Zach Miller

A little less than two weeks ago, the city of Jamestown and a good chunk of south-eastern North Dakota was hit with what we hope to be the final blizzard of this winter season.

With approximately 12 inches of snowfall on the night of March 13, 2019, getting out of the house was a challenge for most. The large volume of snow was then coupled by high-speed winds almost gusting up to 50 mph.


A small pile of snow that used to be part of a much larger drift outside of Deer Ridge Apartments in Jamestown, ND. Photo: Zach Miller

A small strip of businesses on Business Loop W actually experienced a collapse of an awning that stretched out in front of their front doors due to the weight of the snow. Businesses in the area included Electronic Doctors for You, Mattress By Appointment, Outcast Ink Tattoo & Piercing Shop and Salvation Army Thrift Store

It took a few days of non-stop work by the snow plows to finally get the streets clear and safe to be traveled on. But now, with all the snow heaps and mounds on the sides of the roads, we may have to wait until the snow is gone for good.

Luckily the residents of Jamestown have been blessed with some very warm temperatures that have been going to work on those massive piles of snow. The concern with this is the flooding that could then occur from the rapid melting of snow.

A small icicle forms on top of a massive pile of snow that was the result of a blizzard that hit the city of Jamestown on March 13, 2019. Photo: Zach Miller

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