Amy Dalrymple, Forum News Service, Published January 23 2010
UPDATE: Winter storm warning canceled for Red River Valley, but travel hazards expected to continueGRAND FORKS – The National Weather Service has canceled a winter storm warning for the Red River Valley, but a winter weather advisory remains in effect through 6 a.m. Monday.
Additional snow from this storm system will be less than earlier anticipated, the weather service said today.
Mostly rain fell Friday night between Grand Forks and Fargo, with the Valley City and Lisbon, N.D., areas getting up to 2 inches of new snow.
Snow will continue to fall today, with flurries or freezing drizzle expected tonight and into Sunday morning.
Additional light snow will move into the area Sunday afternoon into early Monday.
Snowfall accumulations from Friday night through early Monday are expected to range from 6 to 10 inches from Devils Lake to Langdon and Cavalier to Roseau, Minn., and Baudette, Minn., the weather service said.
Snow totals of 2 to 5 inches are expected from Grand Forks and Thief River Falls, Minn., and Bemidji, Minn., south through Fargo and Fergus Falls, Minn.
Northerly winds will increase Sunday night and gust up to 35 mph at times, creating drifting and blowing snow in rural areas.
Temperatures will quickly freeze Sunday night into Monday, causing slush to freeze.
Travel will be hazardous due to slush and snow accumulation on the roads.