Not Spring yet

County still inundated with mounds of snow on first day of spring


March 27, 2023

Ryan Keel

The inhabitants of the Hartl farm and Hawkes Homestead northwest of New Rockford had a lot of digging out to do on the first day of spring. "Oh ... so this is probably why our mail and UPS deliveries are delayed. That's the north gravel road to town, with great pyrenees (Winston) for scale," Jessica Hawkes wrote on Sunday, March 19. The photo was taken on 62nd Avenue NE about 24 hours after yet another round of wintry weather had impacted the area.

This winter will definitely be one we remember. NDSU Extension Service Foster County Agent Jeff Gale reported that the snowpack in Foster County had the equivalent of 3 inches of rain.

Meteorologist Jacob Morse of KFYR-TV reported Monday that Bismarck had 19 inches of snow on the ground, surpassing the previous record set in 1982 by 8 inches. The last time Bismarck had 19 inches of snow on the...

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