Although North Dakota escaped the heavy snowfall totals that parts of South Dakota and Minnesota received it still caused a headache for many.

As I write this article, parts of I94 remain closed from Bismarck to Fargo, and the same with I29 from Fargo to the South Dakota line.

Blizzard-like conditions in the open country especially forced the shutdown of the interstates in North Dakota on Wednesday evening.  It was an eerie sight on I94 in Bismarck this morning with numerous 18-wheelers lined up on the interstate with no way of going east on the interstate.

North Dakota was spared from the heaviest snow from this storm, but parts of South Dakota and the Twin Cities area of Minnesota were not so lucky.

Looks like the Bismarck Mandan area wins the title of King of the Hill when it comes to snowfall from this 3-day storm.

According to the National Weather Service here are your 72-hour snowfall storm totals:

North Dakota:

Bismarck had 6.5 inches of snow.

Mandan had 5.5 inches of snow.

Glen Ullin had 3.0 inches of snow.

New Salem had 3.0 inches of snow.

Hazen had 3.8 inches of snow.

Jamestown had 3.0 inches of snow.

Fargo had 1.0 inches of snow.

South Dakota:

Waubay/Enemy Swim Lake had 8.2 inches of snow.

Sisseton had 6.0 inches of snow.

Sioux Falls had 12.6 inches of snow.

Brookings had 5.8 inches of snow.

Huron had 16.0 inches of snow.

Piere had 10.0 inches of snow.

Aberdeen had 7.4 inches of snow.

Mobridge had 4.0 inches of snow.

Rapid City had 8.5 inches of snow.

Check out the snowfall from Thom Brigl's deck, who is the owner of the Bismarck Bobcats. This is what he woke up to this morning from his home in the Twin Cities.

Thom Brigl
Thom Brigl


Apple Valley had 19.3 inches of snow.

Burnsville had 16.4 inches of snow.

Minneapolis had 16.4 inches of snow.

St. Paul had 12.0 inches of snow.

St. Cloud had 10.5 inches of snow.

Mankato had 13.2 inches of snow.

More snow is in the forecast next week for North Dakota.  Winter is not done yet.

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