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Published January 23, 2010, 01:25 PM

NWS ND Weekend Forecast

...ONE TWO PUNCH WINTER STORM CONTINUES THROUGH EARLY MONDAY...

.A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR ALL OF WESTERN AND

CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA THROUGH EARLY MONDAY MORNING.

SNOW WILL CONTINUE TO DIMINISH SATURDAY FROM BOTTINEAU TO

JAMESTOWN...AND THE ANTICIPATED BREAK IN SNOW IS OCCURRING OVER

WESTERN AND CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA. FLURRIES...LIGHT DRIZZLE...AND LIGHT

FREEZING DRIZZLE WILL CONTINUE DURING THIS LULL IN THE STORM...AND

MAY ADD TO THE TRAVEL HAZARDS.

THE SECOND WAVE OF THE STORM WILL OCCUR TONIGHT THROUGH EARLY MONDAY AS

SNOW ENCOMPASSES THE AREA ONCE AGAIN. VERY GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS

WILL CREATE SIGNIFICANT BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW...WITH NEAR

BLIZZARD CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. THE GUSTY WINDS MAY ALSO CAUSE

ADDITIONAL DOWNED POWER LINES LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY.

TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS FROM THIS ENTIRE EVENT SHOULD RANGE FROM

10 TO 14 INCHES ALONG AND NORTH OF LINE FROM WILLISTON TO WASHBURN

AND CARRINGTON...WITH 5 TO 10 INCHES OF SNOW SOUTH OF THIS LINE.

PREPARATIONS SHOULD BE MADE FOR THE POSSIBILITY OF PROLONGED

POWER OUTAGES DUE TO HIGH WINDS STRESSING ALREADY LOADED POWER

LINES...ESPECIALLY ACROSS THE SOUTHERN PART OF THE STATE. IF YOU

MUST TRAVEL...ADVISE OTHERS OF YOUR PLANS AND CARRY A WINTER

SURVIVAL KIT.

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