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
...STRONG WINDS WITH BLOWING SNOW AND MUCH COLDER TEMPERATURES WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY... A powerful Arctic cold front is forecast to drop south across North Dakota Wednesday night. There is a chance of light snow ahead of the front Wednesday evening. Behind the front, strong north to northwest winds will develop. Given the recent rounds of fresh snow, areas of blowing and drifting snow are expected Wednesday night into Thursday afternoon. The blowing snow may cause significant visibility reductions, with near whiteout conditions possible. In addition, dangerous wind chills to near 40 below zero can be expected Wednesday night through Thursday night. If you have travel plans Wednesday or Thursday, be sure to monitor the forecast closely. Be prepared for potential hazardous travel.