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Wintry Start to April from the Northwest to the North Plains

A Pacific storm system will spread snow and below normal temperatures into portions of the North/Central Plains. Lighter snow will continue in the Northwest to unseasonably low elevations, while heavier snow will be possible across portions of eastern Wyoming. A wintry mix may develop across the Upper Midwest. Much below normal temperatures can be expected in the Plains mid to late week. Read More >

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Last Map Update: Wed, Apr. 1, 2020 at 7:19:10 am MDT

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A band of snow is expected to drape over the region and produce accumulations for many areas through much of Today. Heaviest accumulations are expected along and south of the Missouri River with less near the Canadian border and far southern portions of Wibaux and Prairie Counties. The falling snow, with north-northwest winds of 15-20 mph will lead to areas of blowing and drifting snow. These conditions are likely to cause moderate to severe stress to newborn livestock. Travel is expected to be hazardous today due to the combination of snow and wind, so if you must travel at this time take extra precautions, have an emergency kit in the car and leave plenty of extra time to safely reach your destination.

 

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