Eastern ND and Northwest MN Weather History

The Weather History for January 26th

1/26/2004
An inverted trough extended into the northern plains from an area of low pressure over the central plains, bringing a broad swath of 6 or more inches of snow to much of the northern plains. A heavy snow band organized from Cooperstown, ND, to Mayville, toward Wadena, MN. Snowfall accumulations approached two feet along this band. Wind chills of 20 to 30 degrees below zero also occurred during the day on Sunday, January 25th. Many areas had not experienced a storm of such significance since the record-setting winter of 1996/1997. As a result, a 15 to 20 car pileup occurred on the Interstate 94 bridge between Fargo and Moorhead.

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