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Forum staff reports, Published December 10 2010

Winter weather advisory, hazardous outlook issued for portions of eastern ND, northwest Minnesota

FARGO – The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for portions of eastern North Dakota and west-central and northwest Minnesota for today and tonight.

A winter weather advisory is also in place for tonight and Saturday.

Although light snow is expected in areas today, a heavier band of snow will develop late today and into tonight, with 2 to 5 inches of snow expected.

Winds, too, are likely to increase, reaching 15 to 30 mph by tonight, causing extensive blowing and drifting snow.

Areas of blowing snow and reduced visibility are anticipated Saturday due to blustery north winds. Wind chills may drop to near 25 below zero at times.

The weather service said up to 7 inches of snow could fall in North Dakota tonight and Saturday in a line from Williston to Jamestown, according to The Associated Press.

The weather service said parts of the Fargo-Moorhead area had received up to an inch and a half of snow by noon today.