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Published February 20, 2011, 03:04 PM

Dakotas Hit By Strong Winds, Snow

A winter storm with strong winds and blowing snow hit the Dakotas on Sunday, with officials in both states advising against travel.

By: Associated Press,

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A winter storm with strong winds and blowing snow hit the Dakotas on Sunday, with officials in both states advising against travel.

The National Weather Service issued winter storm and blizzard warnings across much of North Dakota and South Dakota on Sunday.

Meteorologists say the highest amount of snowfall Sunday morning was in western South Dakota, where up to 13 inches was reported.

The weather service says wind gusts of more than 30 mph were reported throughout the Dakotas. Meteorologists say the storm should ease by early Monday morning.

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