Heed The Warning: Blizzard Conditions For Parts Of North Dakota
If you remember, it was just over a week ago on Valentine's Day when a clipper system blew through North Dakota bringing snow, wind, and a blizzard for some. Watches, warnings, and advisories were issued but love was in the air. Many didn't heed the warnings and spent the night in their vehicles.
Fast forward a week and one day later and here we go again. Blizzard Warning.
Several counties in our listening area are in the Blizzard Warning. They include Kidder, Emmons, Logan, and McIntosh. Including the cities of Hazelton, Linton, Steele, Ashley, Wishek, and Braddock.
This Blizzard Warning is in effect from 3 pm (today) Wednesday, February 22nd until 12 noon on Thursday, February 23rd.
Snow is not going to be the main problem with this system. Once again it's the wind. It will be gusting up to 45 miles per hour which will create dangerous to impossible travel conditions. 3 to 6 inches of snow is possible in the Blizzard Warning area with higher totals in southeast North Dakota.
All of southeast North Dakota is in the Blizzard Warning.
This includes the cities of Jamestown, Valley City, Fargo, Wahpeton, and Oakes. Traveling on I94 later this afternoon will become dangerous if not impossible. Again, heed the warning. Dangerous wind chills accompanied by this storm will make this storm even more dangerous.
A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for Bismarck Mandan and the rest of our listening area.
This includes Morton and Burleigh counties from 3 pm today until 12 noon Thursday. 1 to 3 inches of snow possible with winds gusting to 30 miles per hour. This could cause hazardous travel conditions. Dangerous wind chills will also accompany this system.
Please make sure you have a winter survival kit in your vehicle if you must travel.
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