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

Alexandria, Chandler Field (KAXN)

Lat: 45.77°NLon: -95.7°WElev: 1424ft.

Freezing Fog

21°F

-6°C

Humidity 96%
Wind Speed S 6 mph
Barometer 30.10 in (1021.8 mb)
Dewpoint 20°F (-7°C)
Visibility 0.25 mi
Wind Chill13°F (-11°C)
Last update 6 Feb 12:53 am CST
Extended Forecast for

Kensington MN

Blizzard Watch February 7, 09:00am until February 8, 06:00am
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Blizzard Watch
  • Overnight

    Overnight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 17. Southwest wind around 5 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 17 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 37. South wind 10 to 15 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy

    High: 37 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A 20 percent chance of snow after midnight.  Patchy blowing snow after 3am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28. Breezy, with a west southwest wind 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

    Slight Chance
    Snow and
    Patchy
    Blowing Snow

    Low: 28 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Snow likely, mainly after noon.  Areas of blowing snow before noon, then widespread blowing snow after 3pm. Cloudy, with a high near 33. Windy, with a west wind 25 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.

    Snow Likely
    and Blowing
    Snow

    High: 33 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A 50 percent chance of snow.  Widespread blowing snow, mainly after 3am. Cloudy, with a low around 11. Windy, with a north northwest wind 25 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph.  New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

    Chance Snow
    and Blowing
    Snow

    Low: 11 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Widespread blowing snow, mainly before 8am. Partly sunny, with a high near 15. Windy, with a north northwest wind 25 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph.

    Blowing Snow
    and Windy

    High: 15 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Patchy blowing snow before 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 3. 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: 3 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 16. North northwest wind around 10 mph.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 16 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 5. North northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 5 °F

Detailed Forecast

Overnight
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 17. Southwest wind around 5 mph.
Saturday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 37. South wind 10 to 15 mph.
Saturday Night
A 20 percent chance of snow after midnight. Patchy blowing snow after 3am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28. Breezy, with a west southwest wind 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Sunday
Snow likely, mainly after noon. Areas of blowing snow before noon, then widespread blowing snow after 3pm. Cloudy, with a high near 33. Windy, with a west wind 25 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.
Sunday Night
A 50 percent chance of snow. Widespread blowing snow, mainly after 3am. Cloudy, with a low around 11. Windy, with a north northwest wind 25 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Monday
Widespread blowing snow, mainly before 8am. Partly sunny, with a high near 15. Windy, with a north northwest wind 25 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph.
Monday Night
Patchy blowing snow before 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 3. 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 16. North northwest wind around 10 mph.
Tuesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 5. North northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 19. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the afternoon.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 7. South southeast wind around 5 mph becoming north northeast after midnight.
Thursday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 20. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 2. North northwest wind around 10 mph.
Friday
Partly sunny, with a high near 13. North northwest wind around 10 mph becoming west southwest in the afternoon.
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Point Forecast:
Kensington MN
 45.77°N 95.7°W (Elev. 1299 ft)
11:56 pm CST Feb 5, 2016
1am CST Feb 6, 2016-6pm CST Feb 12, 2016
 
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