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Winter storm warning issued for Sunday, Monday

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BEMIDJI - The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning effective Sunday morning through noon Monday, upgrading its previously issued watch.

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The Bemidji area is forecast to receive 6 to 12 inches of snow.

In addition, poor visibility is expected as winds increase to 10 to 25 mph Sunday afternoon.

Wind chill values are expected to be zero to 5 degrees.

Visibility "will be reduced to under a mile in open areas with blowing snow,” the weather service said in a statement issued Saturday afternoon. “Snow drifts could make some rural roads impassable.”

In addition, the weather service said “significant amounts of snow are forecast that will make travel dangerous. Only travel in an emergency.”

Those who do travel are urged to carry emergency supplies, including an extra flashlight, food and water.

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Steve Wagner
Grand Forks Herald Editor Steve Wagner can be reached at 701.780.1104 and swagner@gfherald.com. He joined the Herald in April 2013, and previously worked as editor at the Bemidji (Minn.) Pioneer and in several newsroom roles -- including news director, investigative reporter and cops/court reporter - at The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead. His experience includes extensive reporting related to Dru Sjodin's disappearance and the federal death penalty case for her murderer, Alfonso Rodriguez Jr., along with projects about immigration, the fatal 2002 train derailment in Minot, N.D., and the 20th anniversary of Gordon Kahl's massacre of U.S. marshals. Wagner also worked as a reporter at newspapers in the Twin Cities and Iowa. In his spare time, Wagner is an avid runner and occasionally writes about his experiences on his blog, Addicted to Running.
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