NW MINNESOTA & EASTERN NORTH DAKOTA IN WINTER STORM WATCH TUESDAY NIGHT TO WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON

The National Weather Service in Grand Forks, North Dakota has issued a Winter Storm Watch for northwest Minnesota from late Tuesday night through Wednesday afternoon. The watch includes the Minnesota cities of Crookston, East Grand Forks, Hallock, Karlstad, Lancaster, Warren, Stephen, and Argyle. In North Dakota – Cando, Langdon, Cavalier, Walhalla, Drayton, Pembina, Neche, St. Thomas, Fort Totten, Maddock, Leeds, Minnewaukan, Devils Lake, Grafton, Park River, New Rockford, Lakota, Mcville, Aneta, Tolna, Grand Forks, Edinburg, Adams, and Lankin.

* WHAT…Blizzard conditions are possible. Total snow accumulations of up to two inches possible. Winds could gust as high as 45 mph. Wind chills as low as 35 below zero.


* WHERE…The Devils Lake region and northern Red River Valley.


* WHEN…From late Tuesday night through Wednesday afternoon.


* IMPACTS…Widespread blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning and evening commutes. The dangerously cold wind chills as low as 35 below zero could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 10 minutes.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…
Prepare for possible blizzard conditions. Continue to stay tuned to KROXAM.com and KROX Radio for the latest forecasts for updates on this situation.

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