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Four inches of snow fell overnight in Hubbard County and was still falling Saturday morning. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Heavy snow blankets Hubbard County region

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Heavy snow blankets Hubbard County region
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The Hubbard County neighborhood woke up to a 4-inch blanket of heavy wet snow Saturday with some residents reporting up to six inches.

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Parts of North Dakota saw 11 inches, said National Weather Service meteorologist Jim Kaiser,

"We're gonna see some light stuff yet this morning possible" in Hubbard County, he said. "But we should be pretty much done with this system."

Grand Forks got seven inches of snow; Fargo got two. "South of Cooperstown they reported 11 inches," Kaiser said.

"The lift in moisture with this system hung around and was a little more efficient than expected, so we did end up with more snow than expected to begin with.

"The strength of the system, there was more moisture available and the lift was actually stronger," he added.

"It should melt fairly quickly so it will act as a rain almost."

But the extended forecast is "not warm at all," Kaiser said.

"We're going to keep the clouds through the week-end and have chances for precip, rain-snow mix, a couple times in the next five to seven days," he said.

Will the region see spring?

"Probably by June I would hope spring rolls around."

Here is the extended forecast:

Overnight: Snow, mainly before 4am. Low around 29. North northeast wind between 5 and 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Total nighttime snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

Saturday: A 30 percent chance of snow showers, mainly before 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 37. Breezy, with a north northwest wind 9 to 12 mph increasing to between 19 and 22 mph. Winds could gust as high as 29 mph. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25. Northwest wind be-tween 9 and 18 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 38. North northwest wind around 10 mph.

Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26. North wind 5 to 7 mph becoming east.

Monday: A slight chance of snow before 1pm, then a slight chance of rain and snow. Cloudy, with a high near 39. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Monday Night: A chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 29. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Tuesday: A chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 40.

Tuesday Night: A chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 28.

Wednesday: A slight chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 43.

Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 26.

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 46.

Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27.

Friday: A slight chance of rain and snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 51.

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
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