Two Clipper Systems Will Bring Snow To The Area

Two clipper systems will track into the area overnight Monday and overnight Tuesday bringing two waves of snow showers to the area and breezy conditions. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 3:00 AM to 1:00 PM Tuesday.

Through Monday night, mainly after 2:00 AM CDT a clipper system will bring scattered snow showers to the area from west to east. Wind will be out of the south southeast between 10-20 mph through Monday night into Tuesday morning then switch to the west/west-northwest between 15-30 mph Tuesday morning. This will likely produce some patchy blowing snow and reduced visibility, mainly while snowing and those picking up two or more inches of snow. Tuesday night lows will range from about 0 to -25, coldest areas will be in the northern valley north of highway 2 with windchill between 10 and 30 below. Fargo will fall closer to -5 for a low.

(The two plus inch corridor looks to set up from New Rockford to Hillsboro) right through the central-eastern ND. The surrounding area looks to fall in the dusting to two inch range while Fargo looks like an inch or two. Traveling conditions are expected to be impacted, mainly the morning commute with areas of reduced visibility from patchy blowing snow and some slippery roads with minor accumulation. Snow showers will taper off by about noon with temperatures falling into the teens after an early high near 20 degrees (give or take a couple of degrees)

Tuesday night a secondary clipper moves into the area bringing a second burst of light snow, mainly after 3:00 AM Wednesday morning, into the morning commute time. Winds are not expected to be as strong as Tuesday so the threat of blowing snow is lower but areas of reduced visibility and some slick roads are expected while snowing. This quick burst of snow will bring a light dusting to an inch or two (although higher amounts may be possible). Then decreasing clouds revealing a cold Wednesday afternoon with single-digit highs.

Total snowfall around the area will be 1-5 inches of snow, most of the area will fall in a 1-3 inch range. Added above is the NWS Blend Of Models expected snowfall through Wednesday morning. I circled the area where I find the higher chance for localized areas up to 5 inches of snow. Below is the current advisory for the forecast area from the NWS KGFK as of 6:51 PM CDT 12/5/22. Always check for the latest warning and advisory here

Justin Storm