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Heavy Snow from the Wasatch to the Upper Midwest through Friday; Severe storms for Ohio Valley on Friday

A strong weather system will bring heavy snow, gusty winds - with blizzard conditions - to a broad area from the Great Basin to the Upper Midwest through Friday creating treacherous travel conditions. Also, strong winds and dry conditions are creating extreme wildfire threats in the southern Plains. Meanwhile, this system will bring a threat of severe thunderstorms to the Ohio Valley on Friday. Read More >

Current conditions at

Fort Dodge (KFOD)

Lat: 42.55°NLon: 94.18°WElev: 1161ft.

Thunderstorm

34°F

1°C

Humidity 81%
Wind Speed N 12 mph
Barometer 29.73 in
Dewpoint 28°F (-2°C)
Visibility 4.00 mi
Wind Chill25°F (-4°C)
Last update 23 Feb 6:15 pm CST
Extended Forecast for

Fort Dodge IA

Blizzard Warning February 24, 12:00am until February 25, 12:00am
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Blizzard Warning
  • Tonight

    Tonight: Rain before 9pm, then rain, snow, and sleet between 9pm and 1am, then snow after 1am. Some thunder is also possible.  Low around 30. Windy, with a northeast wind 17 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 36 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total nighttime snow and sleet accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.

    Wintry Mix
    and Windy

    Low: 30 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Snow.  Areas of blowing snow after noon. Temperature falling to around 24 by 5pm. Wind chill values as low as 10. Windy, with a north wind around 25 mph, with gusts as high as 36 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 4 to 6 inches possible.

    Snow and
    Areas Blowing
    Snow

    High: 30 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Snow, mainly before 11pm.  Patchy blowing snow before 1am. Low around 14. Wind chill values as low as zero. Windy, with a north northwest wind 13 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 34 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.

    Snow and
    Patchy
    Blowing Snow

    Low: 14 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 26. Wind chill values as low as zero. Northwest wind 8 to 14 mph becoming west southwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 23 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 26 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 17. South southwest wind 7 to 9 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 17 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 33.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 33 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 17.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 17 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 37.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 37 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 28 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Rain before 9pm, then rain, snow, and sleet between 9pm and 1am, then snow after 1am. Some thunder is also possible. Low around 30. Windy, with a northeast wind 17 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 36 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total nighttime snow and sleet accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.
Friday
Snow. Areas of blowing snow after noon. Temperature falling to around 24 by 5pm. Wind chill values as low as 10. Windy, with a north wind around 25 mph, with gusts as high as 36 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 4 to 6 inches possible.
Friday Night
Snow, mainly before 11pm. Patchy blowing snow before 1am. Low around 14. Wind chill values as low as zero. Windy, with a north northwest wind 13 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 34 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 26. Wind chill values as low as zero. Northwest wind 8 to 14 mph becoming west southwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 23 mph.
Saturday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 17. South southwest wind 7 to 9 mph.
Sunday
Partly sunny, with a high near 33.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 17.
Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 37.
Monday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28.
Tuesday
A chance of rain and snow before 10am, then a chance of rain between 10am and noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 43. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Tuesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26.
Wednesday
A 30 percent chance of snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 36.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 20.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 37.
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Point Forecast:
Fort Dodge IA
 42.5°N 94.18°W
4:33 pm CST Feb 23, 2017
6pm CST Feb 23, 2017-6pm CST Mar 2, 2017
 
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