BEMIDJI – A major winter storm dropped significant snow throughout the region Monday and Tuesday.
In Bemidji, the storm brought 6 inches of fresh white powder, according to the National Weather Service in Grand Forks, N.D.
The Beltrami County Emergency Management office received reports of larger amounts, from 7 inches near Red Lake, 9 inches in Waskish and 10 inches near Blackduck and Kelliher.
The totals closed or delayed schools throughout the region due to snow and ice-packed roads.
And while Beltrami County received its share of snow, the total could have been much higher.
Some locations in northeast North Dakota received more than a foot of snow, with the Sarles area reporting 18 inches.
The weather service’s forecast for the upcoming week in Bemidji projects a gradual warming trend, which should hasten the spring thaw.
Here’s a look at the weather service’s daytime forecast for Bemidji:
Today – Mostly sunny, with a high near 26.
Thursday – Partly sunny, with a high near 32.
Friday – Partly sunny, with a high near 32.
Saturday – Partly sunny, with a high near 31.
Sunday – Mostly sunny, with a high near 34.
Monday – A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 34.