Polk County lifts no travel advisory

Winter weather advisory in effect through 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21.

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A National Weather Service graphic that shows potential wind gusts for Friday, Jan. 21, 2021.
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GRAND FORKS — The Polk County Sheriff’s Office has lifted its no travel advisory as visibility conditions have improved.

A winter weather advisory is in effect for the Grand Forks region as the National Weather Service says high winds and blowing snow could make for hazardous conditions Friday, Jan. 21.

According to the NWS, the advisory is in effect for all of northeast North Dakota, as well as for a portion of northwest Minnesota. Communities included in the advisory include Devils Lake, Langdon, Grafton, Finley, Fargo, Valley City and Grand Forks in North Dakota and Hallock, Roseau, Thief River Falls, Fosston and Ada in Minnesota.

The advisory is in effect through 3 p.m.

According to the NWS, expect blowing snow impacts along and north of I-94, with likely impacts to travel. Anywhere from 1 to 3 inches of snow could fall along and east of the Red River. The combination of snowfall and high winds — gusting into the 30 mph and 40 mph range — could reduce visibility to a half-mile at times.


Friday's high temperature likely will be around 29, according to the NWS, but the expected winds could create wind chills as low as minus-21. There is a chance of flurries Friday night.

Saturday comes with a slight chance of snow before 1 p.m. and then again after 2. Wind chills likely will be as low as minus-25. On Sunday, there is a 50% chance of snow with a high near 12.

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