It has been two months since the Jamestown area has received 2 inches of snow in a single day. That could change this weekend, said Alex Edwards, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Bismarck.
"A couple of inches," he said. "Not terribly significant but on the roads it can make for slippery conditions."
The last snow accumulation of 2 inches in a single day was Jan. 18, according to records compiled at the North Dakota State Hospital. So far in 2020, the precipitation in Jamestown has amounted to 0.11 inches of rain equivalent.
"It's been pretty dry for 2020," Edwards said. "That is a pretty good thing for the snowpack."
Edwards said the weather patterns this weekend could bring a major snow event to parts of Wyoming and Montana and parts of North Dakota could see up to 5 inches.
"It is not a walloping March storm," he said.
Meteorologists are monitoring a developing low-pressure system in the southwestern United States that could bring an active winter weather pattern for next weekend somewhere between the Central Plains states and the Northern Plains.
"That one is too far out to really tell about," he said.