Strong winds and wintry weather for Northern Plains, Upper Midwest

A powerful storm system over southern Canada will track toward the Great Lakes by Sunday. Strong winds and wintry precipitation from this storm will impact the northern Plains and Upper Midwest beginning today. Numerous High Wind Warnings, Wind Advisories even Blizzard Warnings are in effect across this region.
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Current conditions at

Alexandria, Chandler Field (KAXN)

Lat: 45.88°NLon: -95.37°WElev: 1424ft.

Light Snow Fog/Mist and Breezy

34°F

1°C

Humidity 85%
Wind Speed W 21 G 26 mph
Barometer 29.77 in (1010.3 mb)
Dewpoint 30°F (-1°C)
Visibility 4.00 mi
Wind Chill22°F (-6°C)
Last update 6 Feb 6:53 pm CST
Extended Forecast for

Alexandria MN

Blizzard Watch February 7, 12:00pm until February 8, 12:00pm
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Blizzard Watch
  • Tonight

    Tonight: Rain and sleet likely before 2am, then a chance of rain between 2am and 5am, then a slight chance of snow after 5am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30. Breezy, with a west wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%. Little or no snow and sleet accumulation expected.

    Rain/Sleet
    Likely then
    Chance Wintry
    Mix and
    Breezy

    Low: 30 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Snow showers likely, mainly after noon.  Widespread blowing snow, mainly after 2pm. Cloudy, with a temperature rising to near 32 by 11am, then falling to around 25 during the remainder of the day. Windy, with a west wind 25 to 35 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.

    Snow Showers
    Likely and
    Blowing Snow

    High: 32 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A 50 percent chance of snow showers.  Widespread blowing snow. Cloudy, with a low around 8. Wind chill values as low as -12. Windy, with a north northwest wind 30 to 35 mph, with gusts as high as 50 mph.  New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

    Chance Snow
    Showers and
    Blowing Snow

    Low: 8 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Widespread blowing snow, mainly before 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 15. Wind chill values as low as -15. Windy, with a north northwest wind 25 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph.

    Blowing Snow
    and Windy

    High: 15 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Patchy blowing snow before 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 2. Blustery, with a north northwest wind 15 to 20 mph decreasing to 10 to 15 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.

    Patchy
    Blowing Snow
    and Blustery
    then Mostly
    Cloudy

    Low: 2 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 12. North northwest wind around 15 mph.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 12 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around -2. North northwest wind 5 to 15 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: -2 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: A 20 percent chance of snow.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 12. North northeast wind around 5 mph becoming east southeast in the morning.

    Slight Chance
    Snow

    High: 12 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around -1. East wind around 5 mph becoming north after midnight.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: -1 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Rain and sleet likely before 2am, then a chance of rain between 2am and 5am, then a slight chance of snow after 5am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30. Breezy, with a west wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Little or no snow and sleet accumulation expected.
Sunday
Snow showers likely, mainly after noon. Widespread blowing snow, mainly after 2pm. Cloudy, with a temperature rising to near 32 by 11am, then falling to around 25 during the remainder of the day. Windy, with a west wind 25 to 35 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.
Sunday Night
A 50 percent chance of snow showers. Widespread blowing snow. Cloudy, with a low around 8. Wind chill values as low as -12. Windy, with a north northwest wind 30 to 35 mph, with gusts as high as 50 mph. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Monday
Widespread blowing snow, mainly before 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 15. Wind chill values as low as -15. Windy, with a north northwest wind 25 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph.
Monday Night
Patchy blowing snow before 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 2. Blustery, with a north northwest wind 15 to 20 mph decreasing to 10 to 15 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.
Tuesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 12. North northwest wind around 15 mph.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around -2. North northwest wind 5 to 15 mph.
Wednesday
A 20 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 12. North northeast wind around 5 mph becoming east southeast in the morning.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around -1. East wind around 5 mph becoming north after midnight.
Thursday
Partly sunny, with a high near 16. North wind around 5 mph becoming west southwest in the afternoon.
Thursday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 4. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming north after midnight.
Friday
Partly sunny, with a high near 13. North wind around 10 mph.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around -3. North northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming east southeast after midnight.
Saturday
Partly sunny, with a high near 13. South southeast wind around 10 mph.
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Point Forecast:
Alexandria MN
 45.88°N 95.37°W (Elev. 1434 ft)
6:25 pm CST Feb 6, 2016
7pm CST Feb 6, 2016-6pm CST Feb 13, 2016
 
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