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Dave Olson, Published February 19 2012

Snow kidding: 3-5 inches in today's forecast for valley

FARGO – FYI.

In case you thought winter was over, it isn’t.

Today could bring snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches to the Red River Valley.

The precipitation may start as rain very early this morning, switching to bands of snow, which will move through the area throughout the day, said Bill Barrett, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.

The snow is expected to taper off late tonight.

Fargo could receive 4 inches of snow, or more, according to Barrett.

The reminder that winter is still here marks a sharp contrast from Sunday’s weather, when the Fargo-Moorhead area’s high temperature of 47 degrees flirted with the record 52 degrees set in 1930.

An even greater contrast marks Sunday’s weather and what was happening on Feb. 19, 2008, when winds of 15-25 mph combined with very low temperatures to create wind chills of 40 to 50 degrees below zero, according to National Weather Service records.


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