Eastern ND and Northwest MN Weather History

The Weather History for January 17th

A strong low pressure system located over the Central Plains brought a combination of heavy snow, strong wind, and subzero temperatures to eastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota. Snowfall amounts of 8 to 13 inches were common. The storm dropped a total of 20 inches of snow on Wahpeton, ND. A north wind gusting to up to 55 mph created drifts up to 10 feet high. Interstate 29 was closed in eastern ND, Interstate 94 was closed from Bismarck to Fargo, and US Highway 2 was closed from Grand Forks to Devils Lake. Many schools were closed at noon on the 17th, and did not re-open until the 22nd.

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