Yes, North Dakota Will Get More Snow This Week
Mother Nature still has her eyes on North Dakota with another storm system moving into the state this evening. The likelihood of significant snow accumulations continues to rise for Tuesday and Wednesday, mainly across south-central North Dakota and into the James River Valley. Strong winds will also cause widespread blowing and drifting snow, as well as blizzard conditions in many areas. Those with travel plans should monitor the latest forecast and seriously consider changing plans until this storm blows through. Here is a map of current warnings and watches, as well as expected snowfall and peak winds.
Based on the signal of our radio station, Newtown, Minot, Dickinson Bowman down to Rapid City, and then east will see the greatest amount of snow. An earlier graphic showed 4-13 inches of snow for the central part of the state. While this latest storm will not affect the northwest part of the state, it could impact travel plans if you are heading south or east.
The timing will start tomorrow and continue through Wednesday night for most of the affected areas. Heavy snow, combined with widespread blowing and drifting snow, could create significant to extreme impacts over south-central into eastern North Dakota.
Hopefully, this will be the last of the winter weather. Keep your fingers crossed for sunshine and nicer temperatures to move in as the weekend gets closer. The 5-day outlook looks decent. The weather service is predicting low to mid-50s on Saturday.