Blizzard warning set as region braces for snow, wind, bitter temps
A blizzard warning has been issued by the National Weather Service in Grand Forks, N.D., for all of eastern North Dakota and much of west central and northwestern Minnesota - with conditions predicted to worsen today and into Sunday.
The weather service said a "major winter storm" will bring blizzard conditions into region beginning tonight, spreading heavy snow, strong winds, bitter cold temperatures and dangerous wind chills.
Blizzard conditions are expected into Sunday night, the weather service said.
Snow is likely to appear in Fargo, mainly after 3 p.m. today, the weather service said. The area can expect blustery winds today, with gusts up to 29 mph.
By tonight, the Fargo-Moorhead area can expect snow and widespread blowing snow as temperatures dip to 2 degrees. Wind chill values could dip to 19-below, with winds from the north and northeast between 22 and 31 mph and gusts up to 44 mph.
The weather service said the F-M area may get 2 to 4 inches of snow overnight and another 3 to 7 inches on Sunday, when temperatures could plummet to 4-below and wind chill values to 32-below by 4 p.m.
Wind speeds are expected to contain gusts up to 47 mph.
The region is expected to remain frigid on Monday, when the high temperature is expected around 10-below.
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