Winter Storm

Blizzard warning issued as Dakotas, Minnesota prepare for powerful winter storm

FARGO (KVRR) – A late season winter storm will make its way into the Red River Valley Tuesday, bringing heavy snow, high winds and extremely difficult travel conditions. A blizzard warning issued by the National Weather Service now includes large portions of North Dakota, South Dakota, and western Minnesota. Forecasters say winds of up to 60 mph are expected, along…

Blizzard warning issued as FM region prepares for another winter blast

FARGO (KVRR) – The National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Warning for all of eastern North Dakota and the Red River Valley in Minnesota. A Winter Storm Warning is in effect from Lake of the Woods to Minnesota Lakes country. KVRR Meteorologist Brian Barrett expects the southern Red River Valley and Fargo-Moorhead area to receive 6-10 inches of snow….

Interstate highways shut down as winter storm intensifies

FARGO (KVRR) – Portions of North Dakota’s Interstate Highways will be closed this evening due to severe weather. The North Dakota Highway Patrol says I-29 between Fargo and the South Dakota border is scheduled to close at 5:00 p.m. Wednesday. Interstate 94 between Bismarck and Fargo will close at 6:00 p.m. Travel is becoming extremely difficult. “Sometimes it’s physically impossible to…

President approves Gov. Burgum’s request for major disaster declaration

The money would cover damage caused during the November 9th - 11th storm

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) — President Biden has approved Governor Burgum’s request for a presidential major disaster declaration for a November winter storm. The storm that happened November 9th through the 11th brought record-breaking snowfall and ice to central and southeast North Dakota. The damages costing more than $1.7 million. The declaration covers seven counties: Dickey, Kidder, Mercer, Nelson, Ransom, Sargent…

$60 Million in Utility Spending Tied To Feb. 2021 Storm Rejected By MPUC

ST. PAUL (KVRR) — Minnesota Public Utilities Commission rejects nearly $60 million in utility gas spending. They ruled that the utilities themselves will have to cover the costs they incurred during a February 2021 winter storm that caused the price of natural gas to skyrocket. The commission agreed with the state’s attorney general that the utilities made imprudent decisions that…

Dakotas, Minnesota brace for winter storm late Thursday into Friday

FARGO (KVRR) – A strong winter storm is expected to cause blizzard conditions across western Minnesota and portions of the eastern Dakotas Thursday into Friday. The National Weather Service says a blizzard is in effect from 6:00 p.m. Thursday to 6:00 p.m. Friday in parts of northeast South Dakota and west central Minnesota. About 1-3 inches of snow are expected…

Winter storm brings up to 10 inches of snow in Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS – A November storm has dumped as much as 10 inches of snow in Minnesota and whipped up damaging winds in Wisconsin where tens of thousands were left without power. The Minnesota State Patrol handled hundreds of crashes and spinouts as snow piled up late Tuesday. The National Weather Service record 5.5 inches of snow at Minneapolis-St. Paul International…

Winter storm affecting travel in Minnesota, South Dakota

MINNEAPOLIS – Heavy snow, freezing rain and icy conditions could make travel challenging in parts of Minnesota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for an area stretching from Mankato, Minnesota to Hayward, Wisconsin where 4 to 7 inches of snow is expected Tuesday through Wednesday. Higher snow totals are possible in isolated areas….