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A very strong storm system moved across the region after the Thanksgiving 2019 holiday. This storm produced widespread heavy snow from far northwest Nebraska and western/central South Dakota into northern Minnesota. In some areas, the snow was accompanied or followed by wind gusts of 40 to 50+ mph, compounding post-holiday travel issues. Southeast of the heaviest snow, temperatures warmed enough on Saturday to produce rain or drizzle. However, as temperatures cooled back below freezing Saturday night, wet roads quickly became icy, resulting in additional travel headaches.

Regional 48-Hour Snowfall Map
Regional 48-Hour Snowfall Map
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