Weather Forecast


Hockey Day is coming to Bemidji; 13th annual event set for winter 2019

Winter storm warning issued for Sunday, Monday

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

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.

Steve Wagner

Grand Forks Herald Editor Steve Wagner can be reached at 701.780.1104 and He joined the Herald in April 2013, and previously worked as editor at the Bemidji (Minn.) Pioneer and in several roles -- including news director, investigative reporter and crime reporter - at The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead. His reporting experience includes coverage of Dru Sjodin's disappearance and the federal death penalty case for her murderer, Alfonso Rodriguez Jr., along with several investigative projects. 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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