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SEVERE WEATHER

Strong thunderstorms forming in the warm and humid air ahead of this front will be capable of hail, strong wind gusts, and even a tornado or two this afternoon. This evening, the scattered storms will eventually form into a line which will move through eastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota.
With the full extent of damage still unknown, Sholly said it’s unclear when the park may reopen.
Cattle producers who lost calves in the April 2022 snow storms -- especially in western North Dakota where drought or dry conditions persist -- say the government's Livestock Indemnity Program needs update its funding formula and rules if partial compensation will be relevant.
A series of April blizzards created a “long tail” of cattle illnesses, including pneumonia and scours. Losses range from zero to hundreds of calves, on top of record-setting drought and low feed and forage supplies. The numbers hide some of the effects — the loss in value when either a calf or a cow is lost, leaving orphans. 

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Reporter Mikkel Pates describes how the May 12, 2022, derecho wind storm hit close to home. He helped his brother, who farms near Volga, South Dakota, clean up building damage.
Sirens will activate for 3 minutes Wednesday, April 27.
The North Dakota Department of Transportation and North Dakota Highway Patrol plan to open westbound Interstate 94 from Bismarck To Jamestown at 11 a.m. Friday, April 15.
The parking lots at Walmart and Buffalo Mall were full with semitrailers.
The schedule is contingent on changing weather conditions and snow accumulation totals.
The Jamestown area remains in a blizzard warning until 7 p.m. Thursday, April 14.

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Central Valley Health District will close at noon Tuesday, April 12, due to ongoing inclement weather conditions.
SKYWARN severe weather training was canceled
SKYWARN severe weather training will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, at the FIRESIDE Steakhouse in Ellendale, N.D.

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