Special Weather Statement Issued for Areas Around the Bismarck Area
After much speculation, the weather picture is becoming much clearer. There was much speculation on the track of this low pressure system approaching the area, and now as we are getting closer to the actual hit, and the system is actually moving, the National Weather Service is getting a better idea of the track of this storm.
The NWS now says the impact area of the storm will be the cites of Carrington, Jamestown, Tappen, Fort Yates, Solen, Ashley, Oaks, Ellendale, Linton, Edgeley, Lamoure, Gackle and Steele. It is important to point out, there is still some uncertainty with this track, so it is important that we all stay weather ready. At this point, it seems the storm will track south of the Bismarck-Mandan area, and move up north into the Red River Valley into Fargo and Grand Forks.
This system will drop temperatures Thursday with wind chills in the single digits, and these frigid temperatures will continue through the weekend. The best chances of snow accumulation and strong winds will be south of the Bismarck-Mandan and into the James River Valley. There could be some wind and flurry activity around the Capital City, and surrounding areas. At this point, the Bismarck-Mandan area will be north of the actual strike zone.
It is very important to stay on top of this changing weather system and if you have travel plans, this system will impact road and interstate travel.