Storm update: 4-7 inches expected [UPDATED]Published 4:37pm Sunday, March 3, 2013 Updated 10:42am Monday, March 4, 2013
Earlier forecasts for up to a foot of snow in the Fergus Falls area have been moderated to 4-7 inches with significant precipitation ending early Tuesday.
A National Weather Service winter storm warning remained in effect and difficult travel conditions were expected through the day Monday due to snow and wind.
A variety of minor accidents were reported around the area as slippery roads sent cars sliding into the ditch.
At mid-morning, the state Department of Transportation listed I-94 driving conditions as “fair” in the Fergus Falls area, with some blowing and drifting snow. Highway 210 west to the North Dakota border was classified as “difficult” driving, but east of town was classifed as “fair.”
At 9 a.m., Fergus Falls had winds from the southeast at 15 mph and a temperature of 28 degrees. A short-lived cold snap was forecast for Tuesday night, with lows around 2 degrees, before more seasonable temperatures returned at mid-week.
Check fergusfallsjournal.com for storm updates as they are available.