I'm kind of a weather nerd.

I may have missed my calling as a TV meteorologist.  Growing up, I used to throw on the weather channel in the evening, and I could watch it hours.  Of course, that was before I could have my weather on my phone.  Remember having to watch the weather channel just to see the radar?  If you had outdoor plans, you would watch it over and over, just to see if the radar had changed at all.

I often tell my high school son how it was back in the day when it comes to weather.  Before the internet, if you didn't catch the weather on the radio or during the 6 pm or 10 pm news, you had no idea what to expect for the next day.  I think that's why so many old people always talk about the weather.  They felt like they had to share the forecast with people in case they missed it.  I remember several times growing up, my Dad would pack up the truck and the boat, and we would head off to the lake, only to get blown off the water.  Again, because he had no idea what the forecast was.

Now, we live in a different time, and we have the luxury of knowing what the forecast holds in the palm of our hands.  We take it for granted, but I sure wouldn't want to go back to the days of depending on a radio guy like me, or the TV weather guy for the latest forecast.

I was recently surfing the internet and I came across an article that caught my eye.

The county in each state with the most severe weather, according to Stacker.  My first thought when it came to North Dakota was Burleigh or Morton county.  This is hail and wind country.  I know this, because my home owner insurance is off the charts.  My agent even confirmed this to me when I moved to Bismarck a couple years back from Grand Forks.  However, I was a little bit surprised to find out which county in North Dakota over the last 10 years (2010 to 2020) actually has had the most severe weather, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

The most severe weather in North Dakota over the last 10 years goes to Grand Forks County.

Yep, the town I was born in raised in.  Grand Forks county had 454 severe weather events between 2010 and 2020.  More than any other county in the state.  The most frequent severe weather events were Thunderstorm wind, hail and blizzards.  The article went on to say that Grand Forks county gets more blizzards than nearly anywhere else in the nation.  I know this to be true, I lived it for most of my life.




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