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

Mankato, Mankato Regional Airport (KMKT)

Lat: 44.17°NLon: -93.98°WElev: 1020ft.

Fair

36°F

2°C

Humidity 70%
Wind Speed S 17 G 24 mph
Barometer 29.89 in
Dewpoint 27°F (-3°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill26°F (-3°C)
Last update 6 Feb 5:15 pm CST
Extended Forecast for

Mankato MN

Blizzard Watch February 7, 03:00pm until February 8, 12:00pm
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Blizzard Watch
  • Tonight

    Tonight: A slight chance of rain between 11pm and midnight.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 31. Breezy, with a south southwest wind 15 to 20 mph becoming west after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Slight Chance
    Rain then
    Mostly Cloudy
    and Breezy

    Low: 31 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Snow likely, mainly after 3pm.  Patchy blowing snow before 7am, then areas of blowing snow after 5pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 34. Windy, with a west wind 20 to 25 mph increasing to 25 to 30 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 45 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

    Snow Likely
    and Areas
    Blowing Snow

    High: 34 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Snow likely.  Widespread blowing snow, mainly after 7pm. Cloudy, with a low around 14. Windy, with a northwest wind around 30 mph, with gusts as high as 50 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

    Snow Likely
    and Blowing
    Snow

    Low: 14 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: A 30 percent chance of snow, mainly before noon.  Widespread blowing snow, mainly before 9am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 18. Windy, with a north northwest wind 25 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph.

    Chance Snow
    and Blowing
    Snow

    High: 18 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Areas of blowing snow before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 5. Blustery, with a north northwest wind 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.

    Areas Blowing
    Snow and
    Blustery then
    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 5 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 14. North northwest wind around 15 mph.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 14 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 0. Northwest wind 5 to 15 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 0 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: A 20 percent chance of snow.  Partly sunny, with a high near 14. West northwest wind around 5 mph becoming east southeast in the afternoon.

    Slight Chance
    Snow

    High: 14 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 0. East wind around 5 mph becoming north northeast after midnight.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 0 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
A slight chance of rain between 11pm and midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 31. Breezy, with a south southwest wind 15 to 20 mph becoming west after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Sunday
Snow likely, mainly after 3pm. Patchy blowing snow before 7am, then areas of blowing snow after 5pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 34. Windy, with a west wind 20 to 25 mph increasing to 25 to 30 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 45 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Sunday Night
Snow likely. Widespread blowing snow, mainly after 7pm. Cloudy, with a low around 14. Windy, with a northwest wind around 30 mph, with gusts as high as 50 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Monday
A 30 percent chance of snow, mainly before noon. Widespread blowing snow, mainly before 9am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 18. Windy, with a north northwest wind 25 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph.
Monday Night
Areas of blowing snow before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 5. Blustery, with a north northwest wind 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.
Tuesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 14. North northwest wind around 15 mph.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 0. Northwest wind 5 to 15 mph.
Wednesday
A 20 percent chance of snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 14. West northwest wind around 5 mph becoming east southeast in the afternoon.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 0. East wind around 5 mph becoming north northeast after midnight.
Thursday
Partly sunny, with a high near 17. North northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south southwest in the afternoon.
Thursday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 8. South southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northwest after midnight.
Friday
Partly sunny, with a high near 19. North northwest wind around 10 mph.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 2. North northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming east northeast after midnight.
Saturday
Partly sunny, with a high near 15. East wind around 10 mph becoming south southeast in the afternoon.
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Point Forecast:
Mankato MN
 44.17°N 93.98°W (Elev. 1010 ft)
5:09 pm CST Feb 6, 2016
5pm CST Feb 6, 2016-6pm CST Feb 13, 2016
 
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