Significant Storm Systems To Impact Both The Northern Plains and The Carolinas

A strong low pressure system will bring very strong winds and blizzard conditions to portions of the Northern Plains today into tonight. Winds gusting over 60 mph at times may cause whiteout conditions. A second low pressure system is forecast to intensify rapidly off the U.S east coast bringing strong winds, heavy rainfall, and coastal flooding to the Carolina's.
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Current conditions at

Ames, Ames Municipal Airport (KAMW)

Lat: 42.02°NLon: -93.62°WElev: 945ft.

Fair

39°F

4°C

Humidity 62%
Wind Speed W 17 mph
Barometer 29.87 in (1012.0 mb)
Dewpoint 27°F (-3°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill30°F (-1°C)
Last update 7 Feb 10:53 am CST
Extended Forecast for

Ames IA

Blizzard Warning February 7, 07:00pm until February 8, 06:00pm
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Blizzard Warning
  • Today

    Today: A 30 percent chance of snow showers after 5pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 39. Windy, with a west northwest wind 15 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.  Little or no snow accumulation expected.

    Chance Snow
    Showers and
    Windy

    High: 39 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Frequent snow showers, mainly after 7pm.  Widespread blowing snow, mainly after 4am. Low around 18. Wind chill values as low as 5. Windy, with a northwest wind 21 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 41 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

    Snow Showers
    and Blowing
    Snow

    Low: 18 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Frequent snow showers, mainly before noon.  Widespread blowing snow, mainly before noon. Temperature falling to around 17 by 5pm. Wind chill values as low as zero. Windy, with a north northwest wind 25 to 31 mph, with gusts as high as 44 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

    Snow Showers
    and Blowing
    Snow

    High: 20 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Patchy blowing snow before 9pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 8. Wind chill values as low as -10. Windy, with a north northwest wind 17 to 24 mph, with gusts as high as 34 mph.

    Patchy
    Blowing Snow
    and Windy

    Low: 8 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 16. Blustery, with a north northwest wind 15 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

    Mostly Sunny
    and Blustery

    High: 16 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 0.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 0 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 14.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 14 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 6.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 6 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Partly sunny, with a high near 21.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 21 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
A 30 percent chance of snow showers after 5pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 39. Windy, with a west northwest wind 15 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
Tonight
Frequent snow showers, mainly after 7pm. Widespread blowing snow, mainly after 4am. Low around 18. Wind chill values as low as 5. Windy, with a northwest wind 21 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 41 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Monday
Frequent snow showers, mainly before noon. Widespread blowing snow, mainly before noon. Temperature falling to around 17 by 5pm. Wind chill values as low as zero. Windy, with a north northwest wind 25 to 31 mph, with gusts as high as 44 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Monday Night
Patchy blowing snow before 9pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 8. Wind chill values as low as -10. Windy, with a north northwest wind 17 to 24 mph, with gusts as high as 34 mph.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 16. Blustery, with a north northwest wind 15 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 0.
Wednesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 14.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 6.
Thursday
Partly sunny, with a high near 21.
Thursday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 9.
Friday
Partly sunny, with a high near 22.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 7.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 24.
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Point Forecast:
Ames IA
 42.02°N 93.62°W
10:27 am CST Feb 7, 2016
11am CST Feb 7, 2016-6pm CST Feb 13, 2016
 
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