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Published March 22, 2011, 10:25 PM

Grand Forks Area Misses Much of Spring Storm

There was a no travel advisory for virtually all of North Dakota on Tuesday, but you wouldn't really notice in Grand Forks as the storm arrived later and less powerful than expected.

There was a no travel advisory for virtually all of North Dakota on Tuesday, but you wouldn't really notice in Grand Forks as the storm arrived later and less powerful than expected.

"I think it's kind of lame, as much as the hype built it up," said Tom Hinker, outside of Wal-Mart after getting groceries.

Hinker said the whisper of a snowfall Tuesday night does not compare to some of the blizzards he went through while he was on spring break in Colorado.

"Those were days you had to stop and get off the roads, but today is not one of those days," he said.

"It might get worse in the night time, but not as bad as we thought," said Audrey Dakken.

If it does get bad at night with chances of icy roads and blinding snow, at least one woman is ready.

"I'm cautious..I live out of town and I'm staying in town because I was anticipating bad weather," said Barb Brend of her plans to stay with her mother, who lives in town.

As Brend and her friend were standing outside of Target, she pointed out being cautious has its limits.

"Well, we didn't want to go stir crazy," she said laughing.

Brend is not the only one being cautious. The University of North Dakota cancelled evening classes. Students who have to study for tests are not as happy as one might think.

"Campus is supposed to be the place that is open, that's why we pay so much money. Everything on campus is closed," said Jessic Parce, frustrated no place on campus is open for her to study.

It really was the mildest snow day in North Dakota.

"I'm not even wearing a heavy jacket. It's not that cold out. Clearly it's ok," Parce said.


Snowfall varied greatly in this system, as Grand Forks county saw heavier snow in the southwest. An accumulation of 6-10 inches is possible in the southwest parts of the county. Snow totals north and east of Grand Forks are expected to be 1-3 inches and most snowfall has already stopped in that area. A winter storm warning remains in effect for the area until 1 p.m. Wednesday.

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