Winter Storm Watch For Parts Of Central & Eastern ND.
A winter storm watch has been posted for some of our listening area, including the cities of Steele & Medina. This watch begins Friday evening through Saturday night. Light snow is expected in central North Dakota (1-2 inches) with heavier amounts in the Red River Valley, where they could see 4 to 6 inches. Winds will be the biggest problem with this storm as they're expected to gust up near 50 miles per hour.
If you have travel plans to the east, please have a winter survival kit with you and check road and weather conditions before you leave.
Here's the complete forecast from the NWS.
Kidder-Stutsman-Logan-La Moure-McIntosh-Dickey- Including the cities of Steele, Tappen, Jamestown, Napoleon, Gackle, Lamoure, Edgeley, Kulm, Wishek, Ashley, Oakes, and Ellendale 638 AM CST Thu Jan 16 2020 ...WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM CST THIS AFTERNOON... ...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY EVENING THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON... * WHAT...For the Wind Chill Advisory, very cold wind chills. Wind chills as low as 45 below zero. For the Winter Storm Watch, blizzard conditions possible. Total snow accumulations of 1 to 2 inches possible. Winds could gust as high as 50 mph. * WHERE...Portions of south central and southeast North Dakota. * WHEN...For the Wind Chill Advisory, until 3 PM CST Thursday. For the Winter Storm Watch, from Friday evening through Saturday afternoon. * IMPACTS...For the Winter Storm Watch, plan on slippery road conditions and possible blocked roads from drifting snow. Widespread blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. For the wind chill advisory, the dangerously cold wind chills could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 10 minutes. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Wind Chill Advisory means that very cold air and wind will combine to generate low wind chills. This will result in frost bite and lead to hypothermia if precautions are not taken. When outside, make sure you wear appropriate clothing. Prepare for possible blizzard conditions Friday evening through Saturday afternoon. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts for updates on this situation.