Blizzard warning issued for Jamestown, much of areaThe National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning for Jamestown and much of the surrounding area.
The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning for Jamestown and much of the surrounding area.
The warning will be in effect from 7 a.m. Tuesday to 1 a.m. Wednesday in Stutsman, Foster, Griggs, Barnes, LaMoure and Dickey counties.
The NWS said snow is expected to redevelop across southwest North Dakota this evening before moving into the south-central part of the state. Snow will abate from west to east Tuesday evening and total accumulation will vary from 5 to 10 inches, with higher amounts expected across the southern James River Valley.
Winds are expected to pick up tonight and into Tuesday across the region, which the NWS said could create significant areas of blowing and drifting snow with dangerous driving conditions. The strongest wind speeds -- between 25 and 35 mph -- are expected around the James River Valley.
The NWS also said very cold temperatures are likely Tuesday, which could lead to wind chills of negative 25 degrees to 40 degrees below zero.