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

Lake Elmo Airport (K21D)

Lat: 44.99°NLon: -92.98°WElev: 925ft.

Fair

30°F

-1°C

Humidity 86%
Wind Speed S 8 mph
Barometer 29.64 in
Dewpoint 27°F (-3°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill22°F (-6°C)
Last update 7 Feb 4:34 am CST
Extended Forecast for

Oakdale MN

Winter Weather Advisory February 7, 07:00pm until February 8, 12:00pm
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Winter Weather Advisory
  • Today

    Today: A chance of drizzle and snow between 11am and 3pm, then snow likely.  Patchy blowing snow after 5pm. Cloudy, with a high near 35. Breezy, with a west wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

    Drizzle/Snow
    Likely and
    Patchy
    Blowing Snow

    High: 35 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Snow.  Areas of blowing snow. Low around 14. Blustery, with a northwest wind 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.

    Snow and
    Areas Blowing
    Snow

    Low: 14 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Snow likely, mainly before noon.  Areas of blowing snow. Cloudy, with a high near 17. Blustery, with a north northwest wind 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

    Snow Likely
    and Areas
    Blowing Snow

    High: 17 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Patchy blowing snow before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 3. Wind chill values as low as -14. Blustery, with a north northwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

    Patchy
    Blowing Snow
    and Blustery
    then Mostly
    Cloudy

    Low: 3 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 11. North northwest wind around 15 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 11 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around -3. North northwest wind 10 to 15 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: -3 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 9. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 9 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around -3. North wind around 5 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: -3 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 15. North wind around 5 mph becoming west southwest in the afternoon.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 15 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
A chance of drizzle and snow between 11am and 3pm, then snow likely. Patchy blowing snow after 5pm. Cloudy, with a high near 35. Breezy, with a west wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Tonight
Snow. Areas of blowing snow. Low around 14. Blustery, with a northwest wind 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.
Monday
Snow likely, mainly before noon. Areas of blowing snow. Cloudy, with a high near 17. Blustery, with a north northwest wind 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Monday Night
Patchy blowing snow before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 3. Wind chill values as low as -14. Blustery, with a north northwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 11. North northwest wind around 15 mph.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around -3. North northwest wind 10 to 15 mph.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 9. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around -3. North wind around 5 mph.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 15. North wind around 5 mph becoming west southwest in the afternoon.
Thursday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 3. West southwest wind around 5 mph.
Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 13. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 0. West northwest wind around 5 mph.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 16. North wind around 5 mph becoming east southeast in the afternoon.
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Point Forecast:
Oakdale MN
 44.99°N 92.98°W (Elev. 1043 ft)
3:39 am CST Feb 7, 2016
4am CST Feb 7, 2016-6pm CST Feb 13, 2016
 
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