Areas Affected: Adams; Billings; Bottineau; Bowman; Burke; Burleigh; Dickey; Divide; Dunn; Emmons; Foster; Golden Valley; Grant; Hettinger; Kidder; La Moure; Logan; McHenry; McIntosh; McKenzie; McLean; Mercer; Morton; Mountrail; Oliver; Pierce; Renville; Rolette; Sheridan; Sioux; Slope; Stark; Stutsman; Ward; Wells; Williams
...AFTER A MILD FIRST HALF OF DECEMBER...WINTRY WEATHER WILL MAKE A RETURN TO WESTERN AND CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA... Light snow is expected across much of northwest and north central North Dakota today, generally north of North Dakota Highway 200. Rain may mix with the snow during the afternoon. Snowfall accumulations of an inch or less are expected for most locations. There is the potential for greater and more widespread snowfall accumulations Tuesday night through Wednesday night. At this time, the favored area for the most snowfall is along and north of US Highway 2, where 3 to 4 inches of snow is possible. Snowfall amounts are expected to decrease to less than an inch from the I-94 corridor to the South Dakota border. For Thursday through Christmas, much colder conditions are forecast as an Arctic airmass overtakes the region. Dangerous sub- zero wind chills are expected, especially this coming weekend through at least Christmas. Those with travel plans should stay up to date at www.weather.gov/bismarck.
Areas Affected: Central and Southern Valley; Daniels; Eastern Roosevelt; Northern Valley; Sheridan; Western Roosevelt
...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
* WHAT...Heavy snow possible. Plan on difficult travel conditions. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches are possible.
* WHERE...Valley, Daniels, Sheridan, and Roosevelt counties.
* WHEN...From Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday afternoon.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Significant reductions in visibility are possible. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.