More snow, wind expected for SW regionA major snowstorm due to arrive tonight is expected to bring between 4 and 8 inches of snow accompanied by ferocious winds and dangerous wind chills Accuweather meteorologist Tom Kines said Monday.
A major snowstorm due to arrive tonight is expected to bring between 4 and 8 inches of snow accompanied by ferocious winds and dangerous wind chills Accuweather meteorologist Tom Kines said Monday.
“Temperatures will be in the single digits at best,” Kines said. “I expect that at some points the storm may seem more like a blizzard.”
Kines said a storm came through the Pacific Northwest on Monday, pushing snow into North Dakota.
When added with the snow southwestern North Dakota received over the last three days, residents may be in for some unpleasant road conditions Wednesday.
Over the weekend, Dunn County received between 4 and 6 inches of snow, Dunn County Emergency Manager Denise Brew said.
“Getting in and out and around up here is proving to be very difficult,” Brew said.
Kines said between 1 and 2 inches of snow fell Monday — bringing the grand total of snowfall from Saturday to Monday night somewhere between 6 and 8 inches.
The snowfall and slick road conditions caused multiple accidents over the weekend, but Brew had not heard of any injuries.
“Hopefully, this first major snowfall served as a reminder of what the next couple months has in store for us,” Brew said.
With all the accidents that happened over the weekend, Brew suggested people turn their headlights and taillights on.
“It’s important to drive defensively, Brew said. “It would be nice if everyone turned their head and taillights on, even in broad daylight. It makes you more visible to other drivers and may prevent someone from rear-ending you.”
Adams, Bowman, Hettinger and Stark Counties’ emergency managers reported between 3 and 4
inches of snow in their areas.
“We haven’t had any issues yet, but if the wind picks up there will be visibility problems,” said Dean Pearson, Bowman County emergency manager.
“Blowing and drifting snow is definitely something to watch for,” said Brent Pringle, Stark County emergency manager.
The soon-to-come storm is expected to subside on Thursday.
Kines said he expects temperatures to moderate starting Thursday.
“We should hit low 30s over the weekend, which will feel like a heat wave after the storm,” Kines said.
Calls to Billings, McKenzie, Golden Valley and Slope County’s emergency managers were not returned.