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Published March 23, 2011, 12:08 AM

Winter Storm Warning Remains in Effect Until 1 p.m. Wednesday

A winter storm warning remains in effect until 1 p.m. Wednesday as snow falls overnight. Heavy snowfall at times is expected into Wednesday for the Devils Lake area. Large variations in snow totals are expected.

A winter storm warning remains in effect until 1 p.m. Wednesday as snow falls overnight. Heavy snowfall at times is expected into Wednesday for the Devils Lake area. Large variations in snow totals are expected.

* SNOW... HEAVY AT TIMES IS EXPECTED INTO WEDNESDAY FOR DEVILS LAKE... NEW ROCKFORD AND LAKOTA WHERE UP TO A FOOT OF SNOW IS POSSIBLE. LIGHTER SNOW AMOUNTS ARE EXPECTED TO THE NORTH AND EAST NEAR GRAND FORKS.

* VERY LARGE VARIATIONS IN SNOW TOTALS ARE EXPECTED FROM SOUTHWEST TO NORTHEAST. THE SOUTHWEST PART OF GRAND FORKS COUNTY SHOULD GET 6 TO 10 INCHES WHILE THE NORTHEAST PART OF THE COUNTY MAY ONLY SEE 1 TO 3 INCHES. THEREFORE... CONDITIONS COULD DETERIORATE QUICKLY WHEN TRAVEL LING.

* EAST WINDS AT 15 TO 30 MPH MAY RESULT IN SOME BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW IN OPEN AREAS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

* A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL... KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT... FOOD... AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

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... WINTER STORM CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE INTO WEDNESDAY...

.AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE WILL MOVE FROM EASTERN NEBRASKA INTO NORTHERN ILLINOIS BY WEDNESDAY MORNING. SO FAR A VARIETY OF WEATHER CONDITIONS HAVE OCCURRED TO THE NORTH OF THIS LOW... WITH SHOWERS AND EMBEDDED THUNDER ACROSS FAR SOUTHEAST NORTH DAKOTA TO SNOW OVER THE DEVILS LAKE REGION. EXPECT ANY MIXED PRECIPITATION TO CHANGE QUICKLY TO SNOW AFTER SUNSET. EAST WINDS WILL REMAIN GUSTY AND MAY RESULT IN SOME BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW IN OPEN AREAS. SNOWFALL TOTALS COULD VARY SHARPLY OVER SHORT DISTANCES. IT APPEARS THE DEVILS LAKE REGION WILL GET THE MOST SNOW WITH AMOUNTS RANGING AROUND A FOOT OR MORE. SIX TO TWELVE INCHES OF SNOW ARE STILL EXPECTED OVER MOST OF EASTERN NORTH DAKOTA INTO WEST CENTRAL MINNESOTA. SNOWFALL AMOUNTS SHOULD BE QUITE A BIT LESS NEAR THE INTERNATIONAL BORDER IN NORTHEAST NORTH DAKOTA TO THE LAKE OF THE WOODS REGION.

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