Heavy snow fell in the central northern regions of the United States Thursday, with forecasters expecting more than half a foot in some locations.
Winds topping 40 mph were whipping moderate to heavy snow into drifts across the region from northeastern North Dakota to northwestern Minnesota, Accuweather.com reported.
By mid-morning, Carrington, N.D., had received 2 inches of snow, while Argyle, Minn., measured 2.2 inches. Earlier, Lankin, N.D., reported it had received between 2.5 and 3 inches.
The heaviest snow was in a band stretching from North Dakota north of Fargo through Grand Forks to Karlstad, Minn., said meteorologist Henry Margusity. Snow along that line was falling at a rate of a half inch to an inch an hour.
Heavy snow was falling from Crookston, Minn., to Roseau, Minn., by 11 a.m. EDT, causing visibility to fall to as low as a quarter of a mile.