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Last year, snow crowded the streets of Dickinson, often causing cars to drift into snow banks on State Avenue in Dickinson. Such is not the case this year as the same stretch of road, pictured below, was dry Tuesday. Meteorologists, who formerly predicted a cold, snowy January, said the jet stream stayed north of the state. If the weather pattern continues, southwestern North Dakota could be in for a warm February.

The winter that winter forgot: Warm January gives way to warm February

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January has come and gone, but the snow has hardly come at all. Officials said Tuesday that the trend could continue into February.

"We're basically 10 degrees above normal going all the way back to (December). That's just an extreme amount above normal," Accuweather senior meteorologist Dave Samuhel said from State College, Pa.

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