GRAND FORKS – It's time to work on this cabin fever again.
Meteorologist Timothy predicts a blizzard hit in the Red River Valley on Wednesday night, Jan. 23, with gusts of wind blowing up to 50 km / h from the National Meteorological Service in Grand Forks.
He said the worst time was expected around 9:00 pm until 10:00 pm and continued into the night and early morning, with the wind easing slightly after sunrise. Conditions could improve on early Thursday afternoon.
Lynch said the biggest problem was drifting and visibility problems, because the fresh snow covered the region earlier this week.
"To hurt the injury, the wind will come followed by some very cold air," Lynch said.
He said the highs would be below zero on Thursday, in the range of minus 2 to minus 6, but windshowers would be much more dangerous.
The temperature could drop to minus 20 on late Thursday.
In worse weather, Moorhead and West Fargo schools canceled all community activities and classes after 6pm on Wednesday. Also, Fargo, West Fargo and Moorhead schools, including in the area, plan to open Thursday two hours later. Rural community schools, such as Kindred and Northern Cass, were also planning two hours late. Late on Wednesday evening, the North Dakota Department of Transportation and North Dakota Highway Patrol issued a "No Travel Advisory" for eastern and parts of south-central North Dakota, as snow and snowstorms cause icy road conditions and near-zero visibility.
Towns on the advisory board were Fargo, Wahpeton, Gwinner, Grand Forks, Cooperstown, Pembina, Cavalier, Langdon, Devils Lake, Rugby, Carrington, Valley City, Jamestown, Ellendale, Ashley and the surrounding areas.
Further west, NDDOT and The Patrol also issued a travel warning to other parts of the North Dakota's southern center, as snow and snowstorms caused slippery road conditions and areas with limited visibility. The warning included Bismarck, Dickinson, Steele, Mandan, Napoleon, Underwood and the surrounding areas.
NDDOT said the wind cooled as low as 40 below zero in just 1
The wind and wind cold will settle down a bit on Friday as the wind is expected to be light, but only a maximum of 1 to 2 degrees.