Fargo gets just over one inch of snow, with Valley City getting almost a foot

FARGO -- While the first significant snowfall of the winter Wednesday, Oct. 10, covered the Fargo-Moorhead area in just over an inch of snow, other parts of North Dakota saw almost a foot.
A bicyclist rides through the snow along Main Avenue in Fargo on Wednesday, Oct. 10. David Samson/The Forum

FARGO - While the first significant snowfall of the winter Wednesday, Oct. 10, covered the Fargo-Moorhead area in just over an inch of snow, other parts of North Dakota saw almost a foot.

Wednesday’s precipitation was more liquid than snow in the Fargo-Moorhead area, which accumulated about 1.6 inches of snow.

Grand Forks got about 6 inches while the area between Valley City, N.D., and Grand Forks received the brunt of heavy snowfall Wednesday.

Reports from Valley City show about a foot of snowfall, said Vince Godon, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Grand Forks.

Godon said travel is still not recommended in some parts, like between western Cass County and Jamestown, N.D.

The forecast for Thursday, Oct. 11 lacks the snowfall, but keeps the cold.

Godon said the day’s expected high temperature of 34 could shape up to be the lowest high on record in Fargo for Oct. 11.

Wind chill could be in the lower 20s with temperatures into the night dropping just as low, he said.

The rest of the week is expected to get warmer, depending on how much snow the area received and how fast it melts, he said.