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Winter Weather: First blizzard to hit north-central U.S.

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As winter approaches, with it comes winter storms and blizzards. Now, the first major blizzard is set to land in the north-central region of the U.S.

There is likely to be more than 12 inches of heavy snow, strong winds, and whiteout conditions by Thursday, according to USA Today.

North and South Dakota, and parts of Montana, Minnesota and Nebraska will all be impacted.

The blizzard conditions are most likely to happen in areas of North and South Dakota.

In these areas, it may be difficult to travel and should only be done in an emergency. You should have a winter survival kit with you if you must travel. Let someone know about your plans and if you get stranded, stay with your vehicle.

Fargo and Bismarck in North Dakota and Rapid City, South Dakota are likely to experience blizzard conditions Thursday into Friday.

It isn’t only blizzard conditions that this storm is threatening either, severe storms and tornadoes could happen in the Midwest. Damaging winds are the main threat, but tornadoes could come from the storm.

This is the same storm that was crossing California this week during the election. Major flooding happened in some areas, killing one person and sweeping two others away that haven’t been found.

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