Chance of more snow on the way for Fargo-Moorhead
FARGO--There's a chance of snowfall here in Fargo-Moorhead on Monday, March 19, and throughout eastern North Dakota and western Minnesota, according to weather forecasters.
FARGO-There's a chance of snowfall here in Fargo-Moorhead on Monday, March 19, and throughout eastern North Dakota and western Minnesota, according to weather forecasters.
John Wheeler, meteorologist with WDAY, said some areas will get less than an inch and some 3 to 5 inches of "sloppy, slushy snow."
"It doesn't look like it's going to be a big storm anywhere," he said.
According to the National Weather Service office in Grand Forks, the heaviest snowfall will likely be out west with 3 to 4 inches in some areas west of U.S. Highway 281. To the east, there could be 2 to 3 inches in Mayville and Valley City and 1 to 2 inches in Fargo, Grand Forks, Wahpeton, Detroit Lakes and Fergus Falls.
The probability of snow is as high as 90 percent throughout the day Monday in eastern North Dakota except in Fargo-Moorhead and some areas to the east where the highest probability is 60 percent Monday night.
Wheeler said there's a lot of uncertainty over snow accumulation with temperatures around the low 30s. Some areas may be just cold enough where the snow won't melt when it hits the ground and some areas will be just warm enough where it will, he said.
Unlike winter storms that arrive with strong cold winds, he said, the expected snow is caused by a low-pressure system sending humid air in the area high into the atmosphere where the moisture turns to snow.
This snow is pretty normal for the area though we're a couple of week into spring the way meteorologists observe the seasons and a couple days from the spring equinox, which many consider the first day of spring.
Fargo-Moorhead averages about 3 inches of snow in April, Wheeler said, so this doesn't even qualify as late snow.