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Amy Dalrymple, Published December 22 2008

More snow on the way

If your back isn’t sore from shoveling yet, another storm system is predicted to come in this evening and taper off by noon Tuesday.

Fargo residents should expect about 2 to 4 inches of snow, said Jim Kaiser, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Grand Forks, N.D.

Today the weather is expected to warm up, but remain below zero.

The Weather Service issued a wind chill advisory for the region on Sunday, warning people to take precautions if they planned to go outside.

The area did not receive any measurable snow, but the winds caused the snow that fell Saturday to blow and drift, Fargo received 4.7 inches of snow Saturday.

Grand Forks set a record daily maximum snowfall Saturday with 5.7 inches recorded within the city and 5.4 inches recorded at the airport.

The previous record for Dec. 20 was set in 1996, with 4.5 inches recorded within the city and 3.6 inches recorded at the airport.

Plows continued clearing roads across the region Sunday.

Fargo Public Works Director Al Weigel said the residential areas were clear by late Saturday night, freeing up drivers to haul snow on Sunday.

“We’re actually a lot further ahead than I ever expected this weekend,” Weigel said.

The biggest obstacle for street crews this weekend was ice, but by Sunday most roads had been sanded, he said.

Readers can reach Forum reporter Amy Dalrymple at (701) 241-5590