The National Weather Service in Bismarck has issued a "Special Weather Statement" for much of North Dakota.

This includes all of our listening area, including the counties of Morton, Burleigh, McLean, Oliver, Sheridan, Stark, Sioux, Kidder, McIntosh, Grant, and Emmons.

The cities impacted include Center, Hazen, Beulah, Garrison, Washburn, Underwood, Wing, Wilton, Turtle Lake, Bismarck, Mandan, Lincoln, Sterling, Steele, Dawson, Solen, Selfridge, Napoleon, Hazelton, Flasher, Elgin, Linton, Tappen, Strasburg, Wishek, and Ashley.

Accumulating snow is likely Wednesday afternoon through Thursday evening.

A low-pressure system will bring one or more bands of snow to portions of western and central North Dakota Wednesday afternoon through Thursday evening.  There's still some uncertainty remaining for the exact track of the system, a swath of 2 to 5 inches of snow is expected with locally higher amounts possible.

Where are the highest snowfall amounts expected?

At this time the highest amounts are expected from Williston to Bismarck and Jamestown to Oakes.

The wind is not expected to be a major issue with this system but some heavier bands of snow could cause some reduced visibility and slippery roads.  If you have travel plans on Wednesday afternoon or Thursday, please monitor the situation.

A potentially larger system with higher snowfall amounts is possible for the weekend.  We will continue to keep you up to date.

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Keep reading to find out individual state records in alphabetical order.

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