Winter Weather

North Dakotans & Minnesotans prepare for first major winter storm of season

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — With blizzard-like conditions on the horizon across much of North Dakota and Minnesota, the North Dakota Department of Transportation advises people to stay off the roads. “It’s been a while since we’ve seen these kind of conditions and even though all of us are used to living up here in North Dakota, sometimes we forget. Sometimes…

Ready or not, winter is on its way

KVRR METEOROLOGISTS MARIAH BUSH AND BRIAN BARRETT JOIN US TO BRING SOME KEY TIPS FOR THE UPCOMING WINTER MONTHS

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Winter is right around the corner. KVRR’s Meteorologists Mariah Bush and Brian Barrett bring some key tips for the upcoming winter months. We’re here to bring you some key survival tips for the upcoming winter. We sat down with Jesse Grabow from Minnesota State Patrol and Melinda Beerends, the head meteorologist in charge at the National…

Snow and Wind causing Easter holiday travel problems

A snowy Easter Sunday is preventing some from traveling and altering plans.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR)- Wintery weather and wind gusts are making travel difficult for people looking to see family for the holiday. Spring snow and wind is impacting travel and plans for people statewide road conditions are slowing drivers down and delaying up arrival times. Some drove as many as four hours to meet with family for the holiday. “Yes it…

Fargo Public Works crews prepare roads for Winter weather

7 pm this evening the first crew of nine men will be deployed in trucks with others on standby in case things get worse than expected

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Fargo Public Works crews have been preparing for snow for weeks. At 7:00 Thursday night the first crew of nine men was deployed in trucks with others on standby in case things get worse than expected. The main focuses will be spreading salt on the main roads like University Drive and 32 Avenue South, side streets…

Icy roads make for dangerous driving conditions

As temperatures drop, snow and slush from earlier in the day is turning into ice

NORTH DAKOTA & MINNESOTA – Winter may not officially begin for another couple of months, but icy weather is already here. ” just changing the mindset to what we have to look forward to the rest of the year,” says Fargo Public Works Supervisor Lee Anderson. That change in mindset should also mean a change in driving habits. With ice…

Proposed Fargo Ordinance Would Require Owners Move Parked Vehicles Off Streets During Major Storms

Owners That Don't Move Vehicles Could Be Fined

FARGO, N.D.– You might have to head out into the snow just to move your car soon. The City of Fargo is drawing up an ordinance that would require vehicle owners to get their parked┬ácars off the streets for big snow storms. The proposal would require an emergency declaration by the mayor if four inches of snow or more are…

People Digging Themselves Out Of Weekend Snow Storm

FARGO, N.D. — Jerel Wieser is pulling out his electric snow blower for the first time this winter season. But this isn’t his first rodeo in North Dakota’s winter tundra. “All my life….. 72 years,” Wieser said laughingly. For Jerel who’s been living in this the same Fargo neighborhood since the 70’s says when that first blizzard hits you have…

Travel Conditions Deteriorate as Storm Arrives in Minnesota

About 20 flights were delayed or canceled Wednesday morning.

MINNEAPOLIS–Blinding snow is falling fast in southern Minnesota where 12 inches or more is expected to accumulate during a busy holiday travel period. Officials warned residents to stay off the roads until the accompanying high winds die down. By early Wednesday, 8.7 inches of snow was already on the ground in Prior Lake, 7.8 inches at St. Paul and 7.5…

Winter Roads Cause Multi-Vehicle Crash on I-94 in Fargo

The vehicles were stuck in the ditches along the interstate's westbound lanes in Fargo

FARGO– Winter roads are continuing to create troublesome conditions for drivers. At least three vehicles were stuck in ditches along I-94 this morning at 8:30 just after a multi-vehicle crash. The vehicles were stuck on the sides of the interstate’s westbound lanes near the Veterans Boulevard exit in Fargo. The crash slowed down morning commuters for over an hour while…

What’s With This Winter Weather? KVRR’s Marshall Downing Explains

Marshall Tells Us Why We've Seen So Much Snow And Cold, And When Things Will Return To Normal

  Are you sick of the snow and the cold we’ve been cycling through the last few weeks? Worry not! KVRR Morning Meteorologist Marshall Downing has some good news. He explains what caused our weather to turn for the worse for the start of 2019. But he tells us that there’s good reason to think things should stabilize for the…