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Published December 05, 2013, 09:41 AM

Record snow drops in Grand Forks, topping previous high by more than an inch

GRAND FORKS - A winter storm dropped a record amount of snow here Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.

By: Herald Staff Reports, Grand Forks Herald

GRAND FORKS - A winter storm dropped a record amount of snow here Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.

A total of 7.3 inches of snow fell in Grand Forks, topping the previous record for Dec. 4 by more than an inch. Climatological records show the previous high was 6.2 inches falling on the date in 2007.

A weather service report through midnight shows a foot of snow has fallen in Grand Forks this season, including 10.4 inches since Sunday.

Data also shows Wednesday's high temperature reached 20 at 5:17 a.m. while the low was 6 at 11:59 p.m. The forecast calls for a deep freeze to grip the region throughout the weekend.

Here's a look at the weather service's forecast for Grand Forks:

Today - Areas of blowing snow and a slight chance of snow before noon, then patchy blowing snow after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a temperature falling to around 0 by 5 p.m. Wind chill values as low as 21 below zero. Blustery, with a northwest wind 18 to 23 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Tonight - Mostly cloudy, with a low around -10. Wind chill values as low as minus 27. West northwest wind 10 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.

Friday - Partly sunny, with a high near 1 below. Wind chill values as low as minus 28. West northwest wind around 10 mph.

Friday night - Mostly cloudy, with a low around 20 below. Wind chill values as low as 38 below. West wind around 9 mph.

Saturday Mostly sunny and cold, with a high near minus 5 and a low near 17 below.

Sunday - A high near 0 and low near 14 below.

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