Spring storm packing blizzard conditions for northern Plains

April 11, 2022

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A significant spring storm headed for the northern Plains is packing blizzard conditions with significant snow accumulation and drifting, according to the National Weather Service.

Meteorologists posted a blizzard warning for a large section of western North Dakota and smaller areas of western South Dakota and eastern Montana beginning Tuesday through Thursday evening.

The weather service predicts travel may become difficult to impossible in some places.

A winter storm watch was issued for eastern North Dakota, northern South Dakota and northwestern Minnesota.

Forecasters were expecting a foot to 2 feet of snow in some of the affected areas with lesser amounts elsewhere.