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Blizzard Continues Across The Plains

26 Dec 2016, 2:42 pm

Heavy snow and near zero visibility continues across portions of the High Plains. Winds were gusting above 40 mph at times, and some areas have seen more than a foot of new snow. This has made for treacherous holiday travel conditions, with some roads closed.

The heavy snow has diminished, but snow showers continue across the region along with the strong wind gusts. Conditions have not improved, so Blizzard Warnings continue over parts of Northwest Minnesota, North Dakota and Northern South Dakota.

 

White-out conditions have been occurring at times from the blowing and drifting snow. Near zero visibility is possible into this evening, making for rough travel conditions.

The wind is expected to remain strong into this evening, with gusts above 30 mph. Winds are expected to decrease in the overnight and visibility will improve.

The low pressure center responsible for the wind and snow is in Northern Minnesota. It will slowly move eastward and push into Ontario overnight. Very little additional snow will fall in the region, at most an inch or 2 through tonight. Improving weather conditions will be found tomorrow.

For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels

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