Early snows preview the winter impact for region

 

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It was only a small sample Oct. 3, but North Dakotans got a preview that winter is fast approaching – even in the first week of October.
And the second wave is hitting in the second week of the month as snow hit western North Dakota and temperatures dropped into the teens.
A winter storm warning was issued Tuesday morning for the western and central regions of the state.
The change in weather will also bring travel problems to western part of the state according to the National Weather Service.
The temperatures in the area were predicted to drop by more than 20 degrees between Tuesday and Wednesday, according to weather officials who predicted that the storm front could leave several inches on the ground, depending on the track the storm takes. Daytime highs were predicted to fall from about 70 degrees to about 40 degrees in less than 24 hours.
In addition, a hard freeze is expected through the end of the week and is expected to kill off many garden plants and other sensitive vegetation.
The National Weather Service has identified a hard freeze as when temperatures fall below 20 degrees Fahrenheit for a period of three hours or more.
According to the forecasts, there could blowing snow through the weekend, adding to traffic problems in the region.
Regionally, local county emergency managers have issued warnings and suggestions on how to prepare for the change of weather.
The Dunn County Emergency Management has issued a warning to do some grocery shopping for needed goods, and be prepared for the weather and probable difficult road conditions.
And the second wave is hitting in the second week of the moth as snow hit western North Dakota and temperatures dropped into the teens.
The change in weather will also bring travel problems to western part of the state according to the National Weather Service.
The temperatures in the area were predicted to drop by more than 20 degrees between Tuesday and Wednesday, according to weather officials who predicted that the storm front could leave several inches on the ground, depending on the track the storm takes. Daytime highs were predicted to fall from about 70 degrees to about 40 degrees in less than 24 hours.
In addition, a hard freeze is expected through the end of the week and is expected to kill off many garden plants and other sensitive vegetation.
The National Weather Service has identified a hard freeze as when temperatures fall below 20 degrees Fahr3nheit for a period of three hours or more.
According to the forecasts, there could blowing snow through the weekend, adding to traffic problems in the region.
In addition, the Dunn County Emergency Management has issued a warning to do some grocery shopping for needed goods, and be prepared for the weather and probable difficult road conditions.


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