U.S. weather takes yet another bizarre turn- blizzard warnings issued for North Dakota

April 30, 2011 – FARGO, ND — Yes, it is almost May but the National Weather Service has said a blizzard warning is in effect for western and portions of central North Dakota Friday through Saturday evening….strengthening low pressure will remain over North Dakota through Saturday evening. Mixed precipitation over western North Dakota will become all snow after sunset…while rain showers and isolated. Thunderstorms across central North Dakota will transition to snow showers later tonight. Northwest winds will increase to 50 mph in western North Dakota after midnight. The combination of heavy snowfall and strong winds will create near zero visibilities. High winds and blizzard conditions are expected to move east into central North Dakota by Saturday afternoon. Travel will become increasingly hazardous from west to east through Saturday evening. Storm total snowfall amounts should range from 6 to 9 inches in garrison…Minot…and Bottineau. Snow amounts of 3 to 6 inches are expected in Williston…Dickinson…Bismarck…and Harvey. –National Weather Service

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