winter Storm - Thanksgiving 2019

I’m one of those people who waits until after thanksgiving to light up Christmas decorations or listen to Christmas music. Then, the day after the turkey holiday comes and it’s full-blown Christmas everything. Mother Nature seems like she’s on board with this kind of idea for us, at least this year, holding back another round of snow until Thanksgiving was over. Though areas from Colorado to Philadelphia got slammed by the pre-Turkey day snow and ice this past week, areas of North and South Dakota, as well as Minnesota got launched into the Christmas season on Friday and Saturday with as much as 30 inches of snow (measured in and around Lead, SD). Along I-94, Bismarck, Jamestown, Valley City and Fargo had similar snowfall amounts, between 8 and 12 inches, averaging around 9 inches. Areas like Kulm, Lisbon and Ellendale saw higher amounts, with around 13 inches.

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