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By Tim Leeds 

Hazardous travel again in forecast


February 16, 2018

National Weather Service again has issued a hazardous travel weather conditions warning, saying blowing and drifting snow will continue today and turn into snowfall tonight and through the weekend, along with bitterly cold temperatures developing by Sunday.

A winter weather advisory is in effect from Blaine and Fergus counties west through the state, with winter storm watch and hazardous weather outlooks in effect for the southern part of the state and for part of Phillips and all of Petroleum County.

The only part of the state not listed in some kind of warning or advisory is the northeastern section.

This part of the Golden Triangle is under a winter weather advisory through 5 a.m Saturday and a winter storm watch through late Sunday night.

The warning says Hill, Chouteau, Blaine and Fergus counties will see heavy snow accumulations over the weekend, with up to 2 inches tonight and another 5 inches to 8 inches Saturday through Sunday.

A warning posted at 8:22 this morning said snow will be starting in the western and southern part of the state then spreading to the northern and central sections, creating blowing and drifting snow. Travel will be impacted with lingering blowing snow, the warning says.

A warning put out by Weather Service late Thursday said that this afternoon the snow will spread into this region with some moderate to heavy snowfall possible. Gusty winds will create significant blowing and drifting snow.

Warmer temperatures today will lead to some melting and possible flash freezing this evening as temperatures drop, it said.

Snow will re-develop around mid-day Saturday as an arctic cold front moves in, the release said. The heaviest snow will be Saturday night through Sunday morning, with light snow continuing through Monday morning. Blowing and drifting snow is likely, it said.

Sunday night to Monday morning also will see bitterly cold temperatures with overnight lows in this region from minus 15 to minus 20 and wind chill from minus 30 to minus 40 degrees.


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