Forecasters warn of blizzard-like conditions
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Forecasters are warning of blizzard-like conditions that could cause travel difficulties in North Dakota.
The National Weather Service says a cold blast of arctic air will generate gusty winds of up to 40 mph, creating near whiteout conditions north and east of the Missouri River Valley and Lake Sakakawea Wednesday afternoon into Thursday morning.
The weather service issued a winter storm watch. Meteorologist Jennifer Ritterling says there will also be dangerous wind chills ranging from 25 to 40 below zero across much of North Dakota.