Eastern ND and Northwest MN Weather History

The Weather History for February 23rd

A prolonged snow event occurred from February 23rd until February 25th over much of the northern plains. Snow amounts ranged from 14 inches in Wadena, Minnesota to around 1.5 inches in Bisbee, North Dakota. The Grand Forks area received 7.1 inches of snow from Saturday through Sunday, while Fargo saw amounts around 5.3 inches. A slow moving low pressure area moved out of the central plains Friday night, then into Michigan by Monday morning. The slow movement of the system allowed moisture to be transported over the entire region, and significant snow fall amounts occurred. Many areas saw localized heavier amounts from snow bands, which increased accumulation rates over small areas. These snow bands are challenging for meteorologists to forecast, and this is one reason why it is so tough to pin down exact snow amounts in a forecast.

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