12/22/15: Northern Snow

A low pressure center currently in southeastern Montana will lift to the northeast today and track across North Dakota.  Ahead of the low the wind has picked up out of the southeast and has caused drifting snow in open areas creating the usual slick spots on area roads.

6:00 AM Surface Analysis
6:00 AM Surface Analysis


Here is a view of roughly what the radar returns will look like through the day.  North central and especially northeastern North Dakota recording the most snow.  North of Highway 200 and east of Highway 281 is where the heaviest snow will be today where 2 to 5 inches will be widespread with some pockets of 5 to 8 inches probably occurring somewhere near Devils Lake northeastward to Pembina.

Projected Radar Today

After today, next threat of snow still looks to be on Saturday and that system does not look as intense as what is expected today, but may be more widespread.

Daryl Ritchison