Spring snows cover Mercer County
March snowstorms whirled through the state this past weekend, dropping plenty of snow - and the temperature - throughout North Dakota.
The National Weather Service stated that Beulah had received three inches of snow by 2:30 a.m. Monday morning. The service had no data beyond that by the time of this publication. The service stated that the last report from Hazen listed 10 inches of snow having fallen by the time the storm subsided. Precipitation in Bismarck totaled about nine inches.
No temperature data was available from the weather service for the area, although Bismarck reported temperatures ranging from a high of 64 on Saturday to a low of 6 on Tuesday morning. Garrison’s Saturday high was 69 with a low of 9 degrees as of Monday morning.
According to the NWS, the forecast for the rest of the week would be one of rising temperatures starting with 30 degree high on Wednesday rising to the mid-40s over the weekend.
According to Roughrider Electric Line Superintendent Tim Volk, crews had to respond to two outages caused by the storm. Volk said that the outages near Zap and Richardton were minor, with one crew being dispatched Sunday night and another dispatched Monday morning.
According to MDU, there hadn’t been any outages of their service in the area.