Blizzard warnings issued in North Dakota


WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING...

...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON CST MONDAY... ...WIND CHILL ADVISORY IS CANCELLED... * WHAT...Heavy snow and blizzard conditions expected. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 7 inches. Winds gusting as high as 45 mph with whiteout conditions tonight. Wind chills as low as 35 below zero tonight. * WHERE...Portions of northeast and southeast North Dakota. * WHEN...For the Winter Storm Warning, until 6 PM CST this evening. For the Blizzard Warning, from 6 PM this evening to noon CST Monday. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult. Widespread blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning commute. Gusty winds could bring down tree branches. The dangerously cold wind chills as low as 35 below zero could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 10 minutes

“Snow will begin to move into the region later this morning and will really pick up this afternoon. Snow rates will be moderate to heavy at times and total snow accumulations will range from 5 to 8 inches across much of eastern North Dakota and west central Minnesota. Lighter amounts expected in northwestern Minnesota. Southeast to east winds will gust above 25 mph this afternoon and bring some blowing and drifting of the snow. However, the main blowing snow problem will be later tonight as a surge of cold air comes down into eastern North Dakota. This will bring blizzard conditions to the Devils Lake Basin and portions of southeastern North Dakota beginning at 6 PM tonight. Snow and winds will taper off Monday morning, but hazardous wind chills will return.” - NWS Grand Forks, ND

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