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Strong Winter Storm Today and Saturday

Travel impacts expected across the region with blowing and drifting snow, as well as, freezing drizzle and light snow through this afternoon. Late this evening into the overnight blizzard conditions develop and continue into Saturday. Read More >

Overview

An early winter storm occurred in eastern North Dakota and northwest Minnesota on October 10 into the morning of October 11. This storm was defined by a band of snow in eastern North Dakota that provided over a foot snow for many locations. The highest total snowfall reports were from the Grand Forks AFB south to the Valley City area. This snow was wet and heavy unlike the dryer snow that we typically get in the winter. The wetter, heavier snow occurred because of the early time of the storm with warmer temperatures. The heavily weighted nature of this snow stuck to foliage remaining on trees causing some limbs to break under the snow's weight.
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