Accumulated snow totaled 5.7 inches in Bismarck, following what a local meteorologist called a "good old-fashioned winter storm" that pushed through the area beginning Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service in Bismarck.
While most of the snow fell early Thursday morning, .40 of an inch was measured for Wednesday, setting a record for Jan. 10. The Weather Underground reported that only about .02 of an inch of snow on average falls on that day.
While blizzard conditions lingered Thursday in eastern North Dakota, the western side of the state was wrapped in frigid temperatures with wind chills as low as minus 25 to minus 40 degrees.
High temperatures are expected to remain below zero degrees through Monday.