DISCUSSION: As we turn the clocks back to November 1st, 2000, we arrive at very historic tornado and snowfall event which impacted the North-Central United States. Back on November 1st, 2000, a tornado event on the 1st of November was a rare and unusual weather phenomenon to occur so late in the year in North Dakota. Several tornadoes, with five distinct paths, hit south-central North Dakota causing property damage and injuries. The majority of the damage and injuries occurred in the Bismarck area. Forty-two homes suffered minor to moderate damage. The tornadoes were rated F-0 and F-1 on the Fujita scale, packing winds up to 90 mph. Another unusual phenomenon, these tornadoes traveled from east to west. At the same time these tornadoes were occurring, snow began to fall in the far western area of North Dakota. Winter storm watches and warnings were posted across north central and western North Dakota that afternoon. Thank you to the "This Day in Weather History" team for helping to provide this story in weather history.
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