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New year begins with snow, low temperatures

Jamestown will kick off the new year with snow and low temperatures, according to the National Weather Service forecast.

April Cooper, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Bismarck, said snow is expected to fall tonight with the majority of the 8 to 12 inches of snowfall coming on Monday.

The high for Monday will be 18 with wind blowing around 15 miles per hour, according to the National Weather Service.

Snow will spread from eastern Montana into North Dakota, as well as from the southwest into the eastern part of the state, Cooper said. Snowfall will taper off Tuesday morning, she said.

The wind will continue Monday night, blowing between 15 and 20 miles per hour, Cooper said. The snow and wind will create reduced visibility and dangerous travel conditions, she said. Roads will be hazardous beginning tonight through early Tuesday afternoon, Cooper said.

Below-average temperatures will also begin Monday and continue through the week, Cooper said. On Tuesday, the wind will increase to 20 to 25 mph, leading to a high temperature of about 1 with a windchill around minus 25, Cooper said.

“It’s going to be pretty frigid through next week,” Cooper said.

The low on Tuesday night is expected to be around minus 14 with a windchill from minus 30 to minus 35, Cooper said. Wednesday should be partially sunny, with a high around minus 3, according to the National Weather Service.

The temperature is expected to rise by this weekend with a high around 16 on Sunday.

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