Weather Modification Authority


The powers and duties of the weather modification authority are set out in N.D.C.C. Chapter 61-04.1 and include the power and duty to conduct weather modification operations to include the control, alteration, and amelioration of weather elements, including man-caused changes in the natural precipitation process, hail suppression or modification, and alteration of other weather phenomena, including clouds, temperature, wind direction, and velocity, and the initiating, increasing, decreasing, and otherwise modifying by artificial methods of precipitation in the form of rain, snow, hail, mist, or fog through cloud seeding, electrification, or by other means to provide immediate practical benefits.

Weather Modification in Williams County is conducted by the ND State Water Commission's Atmospheric Resource Board. View the 2020 Annual Report here.


Qualifications: Williams County resident
Compensation: $100 per meeting + actual expenses
Created by: N.D.C.C. § 61-04.1-27
Members: 5
Length of Terms: 5 years


Member Name

Term Length

Term Ends

Jeff Knox, Chairman 5 Years11/6/2025
Paul Weyrauch, Vice Chairman 5 Years11/6/2025
Cierra Aamodt, Treasurer 5 Years11/6/2025
John Hovde 5 Years11/6/2025
Christian Marshall 5 Years11/6/2025

Point of Contact

Lindsey Harriman, Williams County Communications & Research Analyst, WMA Secretary

P.O. Box 2047, Williston, ND 58802-2047

(701) 577-4557

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