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A major winter storm affected the region bringing heavy snow to a large portion of North Dakota and adjacent portions of Minnesota. The heavy falling snow combined with strong winds to produce blizzard or near blizzard conditions across parts of the area as well. The greatest snowfall amounts fell from southwest North Dakota into the Jamestown area where 15 to just over 20 inches was common. Most locations across southeast North Dakota received 8 to 12 inches of snow, with values decreasing to the north and east. This snow was very wet, with the snow to liquid ratio generally 10:1 (meaning 10 inches of snow contained about 1 inch of water).
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