Posted at 7:18 AM on January 1, 2011
by Craig Edwards
Filed under: Blizzard
Morning Update from NWS at Grand Forks:
"Poor travel conditions to continue this morning with slow improvement this afternoon.
Low pressure over west central Minnesota will move east this morning...allowing northwest winds to increase a bit over the red river valley and into west central Minnesota. Thus blizzard conditions are expected to continue through at least noon over eastern North Dakota....the Red River valley....and a part of west central Minnesota.
Look for visibilities in towns and sheltered locations to run one half to one mile....while one quarter or less visibilities will be the norm in open country. Poor conditions may continue into the afternoon in parts of the region. Light snow will continue in most areas until early afternoon but additional accumulations will be less than an inch. Winds will diminsh quickly late today and this evening. "
Flurries and very cold wind chill readings can be expected state-wide on this New Year's Day.