The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for much of the region, beginning late Tuesday night through Wednesday afternoon.
The weather service's watch reads:
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Grand Forks ND 331 AM CST Mon Feb 10 2020 MNZ001-004-007-NDZ006>008-014>016-024-026-027-054-122100- /O.NEW.KFGF.WS.A.0002.200212T0900Z-200212T2100Z/ West Polk-Kittson-West Marshall-Towner-Cavalier-Pembina-Benson- Ramsey-Eastern Walsh-Eddy-Nelson-Grand Forks-Western Walsh- Including the cities of Crookston, East Grand Forks, Hallock, Karlstad, Lancaster, Warren, Stephen, Argyle, 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 331 AM CST Mon Feb 10 2020 ...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON... * WHAT...Blizzard conditions 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 the 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 monitor the latest forecasts for updates on this situation. && $$