STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT Bad roads, difficult decisions
Like most Agweek readers, I willingly and gladly live in the Upper Midwest. The region brings many satisfactions, and I don't want to live anywhere else.
But my conviction sometimes wavers during the... Posted on 12/3/13 at 1:34 PM
STORM TRACKER The Ides of March Storms
This week marks the anniversary of two powerful blizzards that struck this area. The first was a storm that occurred on March 15, 1941. A powerful Alberta Clipper turned a fairly nice Saturday, into a... Posted on 3/11/13 at 9:57 AM
MODERN-DAY JANE My imagination, on the other hand, REALLY worked up a sweat!
Happy New Year! All the family have left and tonight it will be just the five of sleeping here for the first time in 10 days. My parents have left for good (except for visits, of course) to live at th... Posted on 1/3/11 at 4:23 PM
Expected snowfall totals range from 4 to 6 inches in Grand Forks to more than a foot in southern Valley Meteorologist Vince Godon said a winter storm was expected to make its way from Colorado to the southern Red River Valley by Tuesday evening, and its mix of heavy snowfall and wind gusts was on track to reach Grand Forks and northern communities after midnight.
Grand Forks, Polk counties in blizzard watch; winter storm watch added for some northern valley counties A blizzard watch remains in effect starting tonight through Wednesday afternoon for the wider Red River Valley south of Grand Forks, promising four inches to maybe eight inches of snow by late Wednesday, said Peter Speicher of the National Weather Service office in Grand Forks.
Since the early 1990s, we’ve named every blizzard, but not every year. There have been blizzard-free years. And there have been years rich in blizzards. In 1996-97, there were eight, including the worst of them all, Blizzard Hannah. Hannah struck in early April 1997 and helped ensure the historic flood that followed.
Winds are forecast to diminish Saturday throughout northeastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota as the storm moves out. Visibility will improve, but driving will still be hazardous in many areas Saturday morning.
UPDATED: 9:20 P.M. Blizzard Estra is causing low visibility and dangerous traveling conditions Friday night, and the North Dakota Department of Transportation has closed much of the federal highways and interstates running through the state including I-29 from the S.D. border to the Canadian border.
Strong winter storm moves through Valley Blizzard Estra swept through North Dakota and western Minnesota on Friday, bringing strong winds and a blast of snow that stranded hundreds of motorists and made for hazardous traveling conditions for much of the day.
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