Stutsman County area expected to get 2 to 4 inches of snow Feb. 21
A winter weather advisory issued Tuesday by the NWS in Bismarck says winds could gust as high as 40 mph.
JAMESTOWN — The Stutsman County area is expected to get 2 to 4 inches Tuesday, Feb. 21, according to Corey King, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Bismarck.
The snow should continue into Tuesday afternoon before it works its way out of the Stutsman County area, King said.
“Once the snow ends, the winds will continue on through the evening hours a little bit there,” he said. “ … There could be some lingering blowing snow into the evening hours, especially after the snow ends but the winds kind of continue on.”
The National Weather Service in Bismarck issued a winter weather advisory shortly after 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, for Burleigh, Dickey, Emmons, Kidder, LaMoure, Logan, McIntosh, Sioux and Stutsman counties. The winter weather advisory remains in effect until midnight.
The winter weather advisory says winds could gust as high as 40 mph and for motorists to plan on slippery road conditions and reduced visibility. Wind chill values are expected to be around minus 35 Tuesday evening.
“Basically, you are going to have this round come on through and then you are going to have another round come in Wednesday (Feb. 22),” King said. “I would say that kind of like Wednesday afternoon might be more of an appropriate time for it and then it’s going to kind of continue on Wednesday night into the day on Thursday.”
He said the storm system coming Wednesday could bring another 3 to 5 inches of snow and could potentially create lower visibility than the system on Tuesday.
The National Weather Service in Bismarck also issued a winter storm watch Tuesday for Burleigh, Dickey, Emmons, Kidder, LaMoure, Logan, McIntosh, Sioux and Stutsman counties. The winter storm watch will be in effect from late Tuesday evening through Thursday morning, Feb. 23.
For the winter storm watch, blizzard conditions are possible and wind gusts could reach as high as 45 mph.