Strong winds and wintry weather for Northern Plains, Upper Midwest

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

Fargo, Hector International Airport (KFAR)

Lat: 46.89°NLon: -96.82°WElev: 899ft.

Fair

21°F

-6°C

Humidity 88%
Wind Speed S 8 mph
Barometer 30.09 in (1020.4 mb)
Dewpoint 18°F (-8°C)
Visibility 8.00 mi
Wind Chill11°F (-12°C)
Last update 5 Feb 11:53 pm CST
Extended Forecast for

Fargo ND

Blizzard Watch February 7, 06:00am until February 8, 06:00am
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Blizzard Watch
  • Overnight

    Overnight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19. South wind around 8 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 19 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 42. Breezy, with a south wind 8 to 13 mph increasing to 16 to 21 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 26 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy
    then Mostly
    Cloudy and
    Breezy

    High: 42 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A chance of rain and snow between 1am and 3am, then a chance of snow after 3am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. Breezy, with a south southwest wind 15 to 20 mph becoming west 21 to 26 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 37 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 30%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

    Breezy.
    Mostly Cloudy
    then Chance
    Rain/Snow

    Low: 29 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Snow likely, mainly after 7am.  Widespread blowing snow, mainly after 2pm. Cloudy, with a high near 30. Windy, with a north northwest wind 26 to 36 mph, with gusts as high as 49 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%.

    Snow Likely
    and Blowing
    Snow

    High: 30 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Snow likely, mainly before 7pm.  Widespread blowing snow, mainly between 7pm and 2am. Cloudy, with a low around 11. Windy, with a north northwest wind 26 to 32 mph, with gusts as high as 46 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%.

    Snow Likely
    and Blowing
    Snow

    Low: 11 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: A 40 percent chance of snow before 7am.  Areas of blowing snow before 10am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 18. Blustery.

    Chance Snow
    and Areas
    Blowing Snow

    High: 18 °F

  • Monday
    Night

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

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 6 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 18.

    Mostly Cloudy

    High: 18 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

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

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 6 °F

Detailed Forecast

Overnight
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19. South wind around 8 mph.
Saturday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 42. Breezy, with a south wind 8 to 13 mph increasing to 16 to 21 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 26 mph.
Saturday Night
A chance of rain and snow between 1am and 3am, then a chance of snow after 3am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. Breezy, with a south southwest wind 15 to 20 mph becoming west 21 to 26 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 37 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Sunday
Snow likely, mainly after 7am. Widespread blowing snow, mainly after 2pm. Cloudy, with a high near 30. Windy, with a north northwest wind 26 to 36 mph, with gusts as high as 49 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Sunday Night
Snow likely, mainly before 7pm. Widespread blowing snow, mainly between 7pm and 2am. Cloudy, with a low around 11. Windy, with a north northwest wind 26 to 32 mph, with gusts as high as 46 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Monday
A 40 percent chance of snow before 7am. Areas of blowing snow before 10am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 18. Blustery.
Monday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 6.
Tuesday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 18.
Tuesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 6.
Wednesday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 21.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 10.
Thursday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 20.
Thursday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 0.
Friday
Partly sunny, with a high near 14.
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Point Forecast:
Fargo ND
 46.89°N 96.82°W
11:45 pm CST Feb 5, 2016
12am CST Feb 6, 2016-6pm CST Feb 11, 2016
 
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