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NWS: Powerful storm could bring a foot or more of snow to Red River Valley

February 28, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Expected snowfall totals range from 4 to 6 inches in Grand Forks to more than a foot in southern ValleyMeteorologist Vince Godon said a winter storm was expected to make its way from Colorado to the southern Red River Valley by Tuesday evening, and its mix of heavy snowfall and wind gusts was on track to reach Grand Forks and northern communities after midnight. Continue Reading

More snow ahead tonight

February 27, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

UPDATED 3:43 P.M.Grand Forks, Polk counties in blizzard watch; winter storm watch added for some northern valley countiesA blizzard watch remains in effect from Tuesday night through Wednesday afternoon for a large share of the region, including Grand Forks and Fargo. As much as 6 inches is expected along the U.S. Highway 2 corridor, and more to the south, the National Weather Service says. A winter storm watch has now been issued for roughly the same period; it includes Marshall and Beltrami counties in northwest Minnesota and Benson, Ramsey and Walsh counties in northeast North Dakota. Continue Reading

N.D.-created survival app aims to help drivers in winter storms

January 6, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Winter Survival Kit, a free program available for iPhones and Android smartphones, is both a primer to help motorists prepare for winter driving and a beacon when things go badly. Continue Reading

Post-World Series blizzard set Minnesota records 20 years ago

October 28, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Minnesota Twins fans were still celebrating the team’s dramatic 7-game World Series win over the Atlanta Braves when the ‘Halloween Blizzard of 1991′ arrived. Continue Reading

Many gave help hands in blizzard

March 17, 2011 in The Jamestown Sun

It’s nothing short of a miracle that no lives were lost during a blizzard March 11 in North Dakota that stranded more than 800 motorists.
First responders and volunteers rescued the motorists during a storm that left vehicles stranded, roads closed and power cut off. But because of the cooperation of multiple agencies and individuals, no lives were lost.
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MATTERS AT HAND: Herald finds blizzard names in myths, sports, families

March 12, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Since the early 1990s, we’ve named every blizzard, but not every year. There have been blizzard-free years. And there have been years rich in blizzards. In 1996-97, there were eight, including the worst of them all, Blizzard Hannah. Hannah struck in early April 1997 and helped ensure the historic flood that followed. Continue Reading

Blizzard Estra strands hundreds

March 11, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Strong winter storm moves through ValleyBlizzard Estra swept through North Dakota and western Minnesota on Friday, bringing strong winds and a blast of snow that stranded hundreds of motorists and made for hazardous traveling conditions for much of the day.
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Midwest buckles under enormous, northeast-bound storm of ice, heavy snow

February 2, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

A massive storm billed as the worst in decades barreled toward the northeast today, leaving vast swaths from Chicago to New York paralyzed by snow and ice, leaving hundreds of motorists stranded all night and shuttering airports and schools. Continue Reading&

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One of last week’s storms met definition of ‘blizzard’

January 4, 2011 in INFORUM

By definition, a blizzard is a period of three hours or longer with a wind speed of 35 mph or frequently gusting to 35 mph or greater dropping visibility to a quarter of a mile or less in blowing snow. Continue Reading

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AN ICY start to 2011

January 1, 2011 in INFORUM

Numerous vehicles still stuck as crews work to clear snow
Road crews rang in the New Year on Saturday trying to unbury the region from back-to-back blizzards. Continue Reading