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Snow to taper off Friday afternoon, Jan. 14, in the Jamestown area

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The snow is expected to taper off Friday afternoon, Jan. 14, in the Jamestown area, according to Connor Smith, a meterologist with the National Weather Service in Bismarck.

Jamestown received 3 inches of snow as of 6 a.m., according to the North Dakota State Hospital power plant, which records precipitation measurements. Of the 3 inches of snow, 0.24 inch was the moisture content in the snow.

Smith said winds up to 20 mph Friday afternoon could cause snowdrifts.

“With fresh snowfall, it will be easily blown around,” he said.

Temperatures are expected to get below zero with a low around minus 9 Friday night and wind chill values of minus 20.

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Smith said temperatures will rise to about the 30s this weekend. He said temperatures are expected to be in the mid 20s Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 17-18.

“And then Wednesday we drop back down to single digits,” he said.

Smith said temperatures will get back in the teens by Thursday, Jan. 19. By Friday, temperatures could be in the mid 20s to mid 30s.

The North Dakota Department of Transportation removed a travel alert at about 12:45 p.m. Friday for Barnes, Dickey, Kidder, LaMoure, Logan, McIntosh and Stutsman counties.

Masaki Ova joined The Jamestown Sun in August 2021 as a reporter. He grew up on a farm near Pingree, N.D. He majored in communications at the University of Jamestown, N.D.
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