Looks like a somewhat of a white Christmas is all but certain in North Dakota.  Most of the state is snow-covered and more is expected this week, including Christmas day.  CLICK HERE to see the latest snowfall coverage map in North Dakota.

Much of the state is expecting snow from another clipper system expected to hit the region late Christmas eve night and continue through early Christmas morning.  We're not expecting a major snowstorm with this system, but accumulating snow is possible.  We could also see this start out as a mixed bag of precipitation that could cause some travel problems.

In Bismarck, we are expecting a chance of snow Wednesday evening before midnight.  At this time it looks to be only around an inch.  More snow chances arrive Friday night into Christmas morning Saturday.  Our best chance of more significant snow is expected on Sunday, which is expected to be a big travel day across the state as people return home from their Christmas celebrations.

Snowfall so far this season in Bismarck Mandan has been extremely light.  We've only received 5.9 inches of total snow accumulation in Bismarck according to the National Weather Service in Bismarck.  Normal snowfall for a season in Bismarck is 46.2 inches so we have a long ways to go to reach that.  However, the weather does look fairly active in the next coming weeks and heading into January.  There's at least a couple of snowstorm potential events in January according to the long-range Accuweather forecast.

Safe travels and have a very Merry Christmas and be sure to check back here for future weather developments this week.


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