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Wahpeton Dodges an Anticipated 5-10 Inches of Snow

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This morning the national weather service predicted anywhere from five to ten inches would fall throughout the course of the day in parts of south east north Dakota. Valley new live's Eric crest tells us about his trek to Wahpeton, north Dakota to find some of the worst of it. It all started with the drive out there.

There was a choice to take i-29 to the Wahpeton-Breckenridge area or highway 75. Taking highway 75 was a mistake. Thursday morning it took about an hour and a half to get there from Fargo. It's typically about a 45 minute drive. The roads were slick, full of snow, the visibility was very limited, and just getting to Wahpeton was an accomplishment. After finally making it residents out in Wahpeton agree for the most part, if this is spring weather. We can do without it.

For the last month and a half our temperature in the valley has been well below average. But temperature aside this snow is the real elephant in the room.

The snow started coming down just after 9 o'clock Thursday morning. By about noon there was just over 2 inches on the ground. But according to Wahpeton resident CJ Vinger it could have been a lot worse. "I heard we were gonna get like 16 inches so this is actually better than I thought." says Vinger.

Muriel Revier of Wahpeton says she's having a hard time getting used to the winter that won't give up."it's just never ending. Last year we had just a wonderful winter and this year we just have snow upon snow." says Revier.

Thursday afternoon didn't bring the 5-10 inches some were expecting for Wahpeton. While it might feel unusual to some to get this snow in April, so many others are just used to it. Like guy whitehead who I found shoveling his driveway and followed it up with his neighbors. This snow didn't surprise him, "it's April you know. March and April are good snow months."Says Whitehead.

All the same, whitehead and just about everyone else encountered during Thursdays trip to Wahpeton agreed this winter, has got to give up."hopefully we're not gonna get anymore." says whitehead.

The valley news live storm team says while it is wet in the valley we didn't get all that much moisture Thursday. Which is good news in regard to the potential of the red river flooding. We're not out of the woods yet though. We could be in for some freezing rain and snow again on Sunday.

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