Here we go again, The National Weather Service is busy at work- The Bismarck-Mandan area has a couple weather statements issued by the National Weather Service.

UPDATE-1/26- 12:25PM

The National Weather Service in Bismarck has issued a BLIZZARD WARNING for the Bismarck-Mandan area.  Expect HIGH WINDS in the area from 45-55 MPH starting tonight and through the day. Travelers need to use caution on interstates and areas of open land, where winds can cause dangerous travel conditions, snow drifts and blowing snow, that can reduce visibility. TRAVEL IS NOT ADVISED- Very poor visibility and snow drifts and blowing snow make it nearly impossible to travel.

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BLIZZARD WARNING EFFECT FOR THE BISMARCK-MANDAN AREA UNTIL 9PM.

A strong arctic front is forecast to surge through Western and Central North Dakota early Sunday. Expect strong and gusty winds up to 55 mph, mainly Sunday morning. The mix of strong winds and snow could generate whiteout conditions over most of the area. Hazardous driving conditions and spotty power outages will be possible,  if you must travel Sunday, be sure you have a survival kit in your vehicle.

The NWS defines a blizzard watch as the potential for snow, and or blowing snow with strong winds and extremely poor visibility. this can lead to whiteout conditions and make travel extremely dangerous.