Blizzard Warning Has Been Issued For Much Of North Dakota
A Blizzard Warning has been issued for much of North Dakota.
This includes the counties in our listening area of McLean, Burleigh, Kidder, McIntosh, and Logan. This includes the cities of Underwood, Wilton, Washburn, Turtle Lake, Steele, Wishek, Tappen, Steele, and Bismarck.
Other areas in North Dakota included in the Blizzard Warning include northwest North Dakota, much of central North Dakota, and the James River Valley area.
Much of our remaining listening area such as Morton, Oliver, Grant, Sioux, and Emmons counties are in a Winter Weather Advisory starting at 6 pm tonight and going until 1 pm Sunday. 3 to 6 inches of snow are expected but blizzard-force winds up to 55 miles per hour.
This warning is in effect from Saturday, March 11th from midnight going until 4 pm Sunday. (UPDATE)
Heavy wet snow is expected. 4 to 10 inches of snow, with winds gusting to 55 miles per hour, and thundersnow is possible.
Heavier snow is expected in counties north of our listening area where as much as 12 inches of snow could fall.
Travel will be very difficult to impossible.
Widespread blowing snow will significantly reduce visibility. This will create very dangerous driving conditions with already very slippery area roads.
The National Weather Service advises to only travel in the case of an emergency. Be sure to have a winter survival kit inside your vehicle. Notify a friend or family member of your travel plans. If you become stranded you should always stay in your vehicle and not attempt to walk for help.