Thanksgiving Day turns abruptly wintry in FergusPublished 11:29am Friday, November 23, 2012
After balmy weather for most of Wednesday, winter made its way to Fergus Falls and west central Minnesota Thanksgiving day.
After a high of 60 degrees Wednesday in Fergus Falls, temperatures dropped as much as 30 degrees Thursday, reaching a low of 15, with snow and winds gusting up to 46 mph, according to the National Weather Service.
The State Patrol says areas in the northwest, central and west-central parts of the state are seeing slippery spots and blowing snow. Drivers are being cautioned to watch for icy spots on bridges and overpasses.
Troopers have already responded to a number of vehicles that slid off the roadway on I-94 near Fergus Falls.
Friday’s forecast calls for cloudy skies, continued strong winds and temperatures reaching in the mid 20s to low 30s.