Second piece of storm to hit the Jamestown area Monday eveningJamestown residents should be prepared, as the back edge of the storm that hit the area last night is rotating around to strike the area again this evening.
By: Sun Staff, The Jamestown Sun
Jamestown residents should be prepared, as the back edge of the storm that hit the area last night is rotating around to strike the area again this evening.
“You guys won’t get it as bad as some of the locations out west,” said Lindsay Tardis-Huber, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Bismarck.
The snow will pick up this evening, accompanied by sustained winds at 20 miles an hour and gusts of up to 30 miles per hour, Tardis-Huber reported, which could potentially bring down visibility in the Jamestown area, particularly if the new snow is drier than the snow on the ground.
That storm should begin to taper off by 6 a.m. Tuesday, with some lingering light snow flurries.
As of 6 a.m. Monday, the storm had already dropped four inches of snow at the North Dakota State Hospital, where the area’s official snowfall totals are recorded, and more fell later in the morning.
Tardis-Huber said the storm could be the largest single snow event this year in the Jamestown area.
The city of Jamestown will begin removing snow in the downtown area beginning at approximately 11 p.m. tonight, continuing during the night.
Downtown merchants and all public and private schools are asked to have their sidewalks shoveled by 9 p.m. tonight. People should push snow directly into the street and avoid creating piles of snow.
Snow removal in residential areas began at 11 a.m. today.