City gets at least 4 inchesA winter storm dropped 4 inches of snow on Jamestown by 6 a.m. Monday, and was expected to deliver a little more snow and a lot more wind overnight and into this morning.
By: By Kari Lucin, The Jamestown Sun, The Jamestown Sun
A winter storm dropped 4 inches of snow on Jamestown by 6 a.m. Monday, and was expected to deliver a little more snow and a lot more wind overnight and into this morning.
“The roads will be slippery, and there will be poor visibility because of the blowing snow,” said John Wheeler, chief meteorologist with WDAY.
Wheeler said the winds should continue to diminish this morning, but added it would likely be a difficult morning for driving on the interstate, due to ice- and snow-covered roads and ground drifting.
City plows began snow removal in residential areas at 11 a.m. Monday, and were expected to begin in the downtown area at 11 p.m. Monday, continuing through the night, weather permitting.
On Monday, Valley City, Carrington and Jamestown public schools had all cancelled classes for the day, though classes at Jamestown College continued. Alfred Dickey Public Library and the Stutsman County Library both closed for the day due to the weather.
The system took a more northerly route than some meteorologists had predicted, said Lindsay Tardis-Huber, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Bismarck.
In Jamestown, the storm began with a wintry mix of precipitation that transitioned to snow on Sunday evening, Tardis-Huber said. By Monday morning, 4 inches of snow had fallen at the North Dakota State Hospital, the official measuring location in Jamestown.
While a little more snow was predicted for Monday evening into Tuesday morning, Tardis-Huber indicated that wind could prove to be a problem.
“It’ll start picking up later this evening. You guys won’t get it as bad as some of the locations out west,” Tardis-Huber said. Williston, for example, experienced severe winter weather conditions on Monday afternoon.
The Stutsman County Sheriff’s Office reported multiple accidents in the county as of Monday afternoon. More information wasn’t immediately available.
By morning, Wheeler expected the snow to be done and winds to be down to 15 to 25 miles per hour, and continue decreasing after that.
“As the wind diminishes, it should gradually improve, and I expect Wednesday will be a sunny day,” Wheeler said.
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