Ready for more snow?
Winter was just getting warmed up over the weekend. As many as 6 inches of snow are possible by nightfall tonight, the National Weather Service office in Grand Forks said Monday night. This latest barrage of white comes after 4 to 8 inches of sno...
Winter was just getting warmed up over the weekend.
As many as 6 inches of snow are possible by nightfall tonight, the National Weather Service office in Grand Forks said Monday night.
This latest barrage of white comes after 4 to 8 inches of snow fell over the weekend mostly Saturday in the region. A total of 6.4 inches in Grand Forks brought the season's total to 7.9 inches, or about 3 inches more than this date a year ago.
A snow advisory posted by the weather service Monday was to last until 6 p.m. today.
Snow was expected to be heavy at times overnight and continuing into today, thanks to an upper-level low-pressure system that is sweeping through the region from Canada.
As of Monday night's forecast, the heaviest snow was expected roughly near a line from Devils Lake east to Park Rapids, Minn., with Grand Forks and East Grand Forks directly in the new snow system's wintery path.
Your morning commute is expected to be slippery today because of snow-covered roads and possibly limited visibilities, the weather service said.
Not much wind
At least wind isn't expected to blow the new snow to and fro.
"This is mostly just going to be a snow event," said Geoff Grochocinski, a meteorlogist with the weather service's Grand Forks office. "The winds will remain light."
Snow conditions aren't expected to improve until the low-pressure system moves quickly out of the region by tonight.
Besides Grand Forks, East Grand Forks and Devils Lake, the watch includes the cities of Crookston, Hallock and Warren, Minn.; and Cando, Langdon, Cavalier, Maddock, Leeds, Grafton, New Rockford, Lakota, Cooperstown, Finley, Mayville and Adams, N.D.
The snow falling through midnight tonight in the area west of the Red River Valley and beyond the Devils Lake basin was expected to be mixed with freezing rain in some areas late Monday.
Areas from Bottineau to Harvey to Carrington, N.D., are likely to see 3 to 6 inches of snow, and other areas 1 to 3 inches, the weather service forecast. The snow advisory in that area lasts through midnight tonight, the weather service says.
Areas south and east won't escape, the weather service said. The system is expected to move into the rest of eastern North Dakota and parts of north central and west central Minnesota this morning, bringing with it as much as 3 to 5 inches of snow.
A snow advisory was to begin at 6 this morning for that area, including the cities of Fargo, Valley City and Wahpeton, N.D., and Halstad, Bemidji, Park Rapids, Fergus Falls and Wadena, Minn.