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Overview

During the overnight hours on March 30-31 a storm system moving across the Northern Plains brought widespread snowfall amounts of 3-6 inches with areas from Wadena, MN and eastward receiving upwards of 8 to 12 inches of snowfall.

Dry air intruding into the lower part of the atmosphere across northwest Minnesota helped keep snowfall amounts low from Grand Forks, ND and eastward along Highway 2 towards Bemidji, MN. 

The heavy snow caused travel impacts to the region overnight, but the strong March sun helped minimize travel impacts by mid day Saturday.

Luckily, a southward shift in the track of the storm system kept the stronger winds further to the south and away from overlapping with the heaviest snow. Although overnight travel conditions were poor with slick roads and low visibility in spots, the displacement of the strongest winds kept this storm from becoming a full-on blizzard!

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6 Inches of snow measured in Fergus Falls, MN. (Courtesy of Kari Andrews)
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