Anticipation of a 'Not So Big' StormGRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) - With the anticipation building the last few days, some people were out stocking up on some last minute items.
By: Melanie Orlins, WDAZ
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) - With the anticipation building the last few days, some people were out stocking up on some last minute items.
But, items that were big sellers at the beginning of the season weren't flying off the shelves because spring is supposed to be right around the corner.
There was a big rush over at the grocery stores right around 6 p.m., when it still looked like we'd get several inches of snow here.
Some people who were there to prepare. But despite what our meterologists have been saying the past few days, those preparing don't think this storm will be that bad.
Turns out, they may be right.
"I don't think its going to be that bad tomorrow, but I bought a little something for tomorrow just in case," said a blizzard veteran, Bob Ghoreson.
Folks like Bob Ghoreson and many others are wiping grocery shelves clean in preparation for what could be the biggest snowfall of the season. Other stores are expecting a big crowd after the storm.
"There's two types of people up in this country, the people that plan ahead and get everything they need and then there's some people, they wait until after the snow storm to see if the snow blower starts," said Home of Economy President, Wade Pearson.
Shovel expert Norm says if people buy snow supplies this late in the season, they aren't buying snow blowers because many assume the snow will melt with the warm winter we've had.
"We've sold quite a few but obviously with the winter weather we haven't sold everything would in a normal year," said Pearson.
Although some in preparation don't think this storm will be a big deal...
"Every time they say a storm is going to come it never comes," said grocery shopper, Kristi Litzenter.
Blizzard veterans say its just the calm before the storm.
"Everybody drive safe and be prepared and those winds, it'll pick up," said blizzard veteran, Joe Keiser.
"If you can go to work and they want you to then go ahead but don't endanger your life," said Ghoreson.
Just because our forecast has changed, doesn't mean it isn't snowing elsewhere.
I-29 is closed from Watertown, South Dakota to the North Dakota border, and several inches of snow are still expected across the southern valley, including Fargo-Moorhead.