The National Weather Service in Bismarck has issued a Winter Storm Watch for a good share 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.

The Winter Storm Watch is in effect from Saturday evening through Monday afternoon. 

That's Saturday evening, March 23rd through Monday afternoon, March 25th. The total snow accumulations will be between 6 and 12 inches with locally higher amounts possible.  The highest impacted areas are expected to be south-central North Dakota and southeast North Dakota.

Not only will heavy snow be possible, but winds could gust as high as 50 miles per hour which could create blizzard conditions.  Especially in open country.

Impacts from this very strong spring storm?

Travel could be very difficult from Saturday night through Monday.  Widespread blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. Plan on slippery road conditions that could affect your weekend travel plans. Be sure to have a winter survival kit with you if you must travel.

Be sure to monitor the latest forecast before you travel and let a friend or family know of your travel plans before you venture out.

You are advised to use caution when driving, slow down, and stay on top of the latest road conditions by calling 5 1 1.

 

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