North Dakota In The Eye Of A Winter Storm Of Biblical Proportions?
I ran across some weather models from a meteorologist in Fargo, North Dakota that show a major winter storm for the Great Plains next week.
The article on WDAY shows a model that was run on Monday and then again on Tuesday (yesterday).
The model for Monday was very alarming for much of North Dakota and especially Bismarck. We could see over 30 inches of snow from this upcoming system next week. Okay, take a deep breath, no need to start the snowblower yet.
The model was run again on Tuesday (yesterday). This time it shows the storm pushing south of North Dakota and hitting more of South Dakota and Minnesota with lower snowfall totals. Still a hefty snowstorm with totals ranging in the 20-plus range.
This scenario shows Bismarck and most of North Dakota with an inch or less with the exception of extreme southern North Dakota.
This begs the question of which weather model is correct?
Only time will tell and even meteorologists have no way of knowing this far out. Let alone weather nerds like me. This storm by the way is expected to impact the region by mid-week next week. Somewhere in the Wednesday timeframe.
So, no need to raid the grocery stores quite yet and buy up all the bread and eggs. Wait a minute. Who can afford eggs? This storm is a long way out and more than likely its prediction path will change several times in the coming days. Either way, it's always good to be prepared for a potential snow-mageddon.
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