Preparation key for holiday travel

Published: Nov. 27, 2019 at 9:50 PM CST
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Snow and the chance for a big storm are normal this time of year. Staying on top of the latest conditions is very important.

In the season of turkeys, 'taters and giving thanks, there's a storm creeping up on the Valley that will be impacting holiday travel.

"We left this morning from Rochester," Dead Kinnion says. "We had some storms there yesterday. It stormed about six or seven inches of snow."

Kinnion, his wife and three little ones are headed for central North Dakota for the holiday in the family van.

By the time they head back home, the Valley could get up to 16 inches of snow.

Staying on top of the latest travel conditions is a must.

"The best resource on the app, especially for those who aren't tech savvy, are the videos," Valley News Live Meteorologist Nathan Hopper says. "The meteorologist on duty can actually record a video and upload it to the app. It sends a push to the phone as well."

Hopper says it's best to turn on all notifications in the app settings.

There are a lot of other options, as well.

At the bottom of the app, you can look at daily, even hourly weather updates.

What's unique about the app is the Valley News Live meteorologists are constantly updating those.

If you've got a long trip like the Kinnion's, there's a "Follow Me" option you can turn on in the settings.

That way, wherever you and your loved ones are for the holidays, you can stay up to date with our radar.