Winter Storm Watch starts Friday

A Winter Storm Watch has been issued for western North Dakota, including the Hettinger County area.
The watch was issued Thursday afternoon by the National Weather Service office in Bismarck.
It will go into effect Friday evening through Sunday afternoon.
Heavy snow is predicted Friday night and Saturday, possibly between five to 10 inches, south of Highway 200 (near Killdeer) in both western and central regions of the state. The Hettinger County communities of Mott, Regent and New England are included in the warning.
The alert also warns that blowing snow could seriously reduce visibility and travel could be very difficult on the roads in the region. They also predicted hazardous conditions for newborn livestock.
According to the National Weather Service, a Winter Storm Watch means there is the potential for significant snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel.
The NWS also recommends people monitor the latest forecasts for the duration of the alert.

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