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Extended Outlook: Shifting Back to Colder than Normal for Late December

The latest Climate Prediction Center outlooks have shifted back to colder than normal temperatures and above normal precipitation for eastern North Dakota and the northwest quarter of Minnesota for the second half of December. Read More >

The season's first winter storm moved out of the area during the early evening of November 18, 2016. This storm brought light snow into southeast North Dakota during the early evening of November 17th, with this snow spreading into west central and northwest Minnesota by the mid evening of the 17th. As strong north winds combined with the snow, blizzard conditions developed across the far southern Red River Valley into portions of west central Minnesota. Heavy amounts of snow also fell, with the highest totals around Hubbard County, Minnesota.

 

 

Here is a map showing some of the preliminary snowfall totals:

 

 

Here are the snow amount totals received at the NWS in Grand Forks:

            ...November 17-18, 2016 snowfall totals...


PRECIPITATION IN MINNESOTA...                 SNOWFALL
LOCATION (COUNTY):                           IN INCHES
  EMMAVILLE 3E (HUBBARD)..........................15.0
  EVERGREEN (BECKER)..............................13.0
  OSAGE (BECKER)..................................13.0
  MENAHGA 2N (WADENA).............................13.0
  PARK RAPIDS 6S (HUBBARD)........................13.0
  DORSET (HUBBARD)................................13.0
  BLUFFTON (OTTER TAIL)...........................12.7
  TWO INLETS (BECKER).............................12.0
  NEVIS (HUBBARD).................................12.0
  NEVIS 5N (HUBBARD)..............................12.0
  PERHAM (OTTER TAIL).............................11.0
  BEMIDJI 10ESE (BELTRAMI)........................11.0
  TWO INLETS (BECKER).............................10.5
  LAKE GEORGE (HUBBARD)...........................10.5
  NARY (HUBBARD)..................................10.0
  BATTLE LAKE (OTTER TAIL)....................... 9.0
  BEMIDJI 6SE (BELTRAMI)......................... 8.5
  BEMIDJI 9N (BELTRAMI).......................... 8.0
  BLACKDUCK 1N (BELTRAMI)........................ 8.0
  PUPOSKY (BELTRAMI)............................. 7.0
  BEMIDJI 5NW (BELTRAMI)......................... 6.5
  AUDUBON 6S (BECKER)............................ 6.2
  BEMIDJI 3WNW (BELTRAMI)........................ 5.2
  ROTHSAY (WILKIN)............................... 4.5
  TWIN VALLEY (NORMAN)........................... 1.5
  ADA (NORMAN)................................... 0.5
  GULLY (POLK)................................... 0.5

PRECIPITATION IN NORTH DAKOTA...             SNOWFALL
LOCATION (COUNTY):                          IN INCHES
  LIDGERWOOD (RICHLAND).......................... 5.0
  MCLEOD (RANSOM)................................ 4.2
  HAVANA (SARGENT)............................... 4.0
  WAHPETON (RICHLAND)............................ 3.0
  FARGO (CASS)................................... 2.8
  KINDRED (CASS)................................. 2.1
  LISBON (RANSOM)................................ 1.7
  CASSELTON 3S (CASS)............................ 1.2
  WALCOTT (RICHLAND)............................. 1.0

 

 

 

 

Here are some of the strongest wind reports:

 

...Wind Reports...

Location                     Speed
Tenney MN (DOT)              53 MPH
Fargo ND (APT)               51 MPH
Buxton ND 4 S (DOT)          50 MPH
Fergus Falls MN (APT)        48 MPH
Wahpeton ND (DOT)            48 MPH
Moorhead MN (APT)            47 MPH
Dilworth MN (DOT)            47 MPH
E Grand Forks MN (DOT)       47 MPH
Buffalo ND 7 N (DOT)         47 MPH
Detroit Lakes MN (APT)       46 MPH
Grand Forks ND (APT)         46 MPH
Gwinner ND (APT)             46 MPH
Wadena MN (APT)              45 MPH
Cooperstown ND (APT)         45 MPH
Grand Forks ND (AFB)         44 MPH
Thief R Falls MN (APT)       44 MPH
Wahpeton ND (APT)            43 MPH
Crookston MN (APT)           43 MPH
Lake Park MN (DOT)           43 MPH
Grand Forks ND (DOT)         43 MPH
Detroit Lakes MN (DNR)       42 MPH
Verndale MN (DOT)            42 MPH
Emerado ND (DOT)             42 MPH
Bowesmont ND (DOT)           42 MPH
Brooks MN (DOT)              41 MPH
Devils Lake DOT Hwy 20       41 MPH
Staples MN (APT)             41 MPH
Mcleod ND 3 N                41 MPH
Elbow Lake MN (APT)          41 MPH
Mahnomen MN (DOT)            40 MPH
Fargo ND (I-94 DOT)          40 MPH
Park Rapids MN (APT)         40 MPH
Mahnomen MN (APT)            39 MPH
Grafton ND (APT)             39 MPH
Rothsay MN (DOT)             39 MPH
Donaldson MN (DOT)           39 MPH
Moorhead MN (DOT)            39 MPH
Langdon ND (APT)             38 MPH
Fosston MN (APT)             38 MPH
Walhalla ND (APT)            37 MPH
Hendrum MN (DOT)             37 MPH
Cavalier ND (APT)            36 MPH
Frontier ND (S Fargo)        36 MPH
Bagley MN                    36 MPH
Gatzke MN 2 ENE              36 MPH
Baudette MN (APT)            35 MPH
Bemidji MN (DNR)             35 MPH
Flag Island MN               35 MPH
St Vincent MN (DOT)          35 MPH
Gatzke MN 9 SW (DNR)         33 MPH
Devils Lake ND (APT)         33 MPH
Hallock MN (APT)             33 MPH
Badger MN (DOT)              32 MPH
Bemidji MN (APT)             31 MPH
Chamberlain MN (DOT)         31 MPH
Grand Forks ND 5 WSW         30 MPH
Kelliher MN (DNR)            30 MPH
Karlstad MN (DNR)            30 MPH
Ottertail MN (DOT)           30 MPH
Roseau MN (APT)              30 MPH
Warroad MN (APT)             30 MPH