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

Detroit Lakes Airport-Wething Field (KDTL)

Lat: 46.81°NLon: -95.89°WElev: 1391ft.

Fog/Mist

21°F

-6°C

Humidity 93%
Wind Speed S 5 mph
Barometer 30.05 in
Dewpoint 19°F (-7°C)
Visibility 4.00 mi
Wind Chill14°F (-10°C)
Last update 6 Feb 1:55 am CST
Extended Forecast for

3 Miles WSW Detroit Lakes MN

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

    Overnight: Areas of dense fog before 4am.  Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 21. Southwest wind around 7 mph.

    Areas Dense
    Fog

    Low: 21 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 37. South wind 7 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy

    High: 37 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A 40 percent chance of snow after midnight.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27. Blustery, with a southwest wind 14 to 23 mph becoming west northwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 32 mph.  New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

    Mostly Cloudy
    then Chance
    Snow and
    Blustery

    Low: 27 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Snow likely.  Patchy blowing snow after 11am. Cloudy, with a high near 31. Windy, with a north northwest wind 22 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 41 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%.

    Snow Likely
    and Patchy
    Blowing Snow

    High: 31 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A 50 percent chance of snow.  Areas of blowing snow. Cloudy, with a low around 7. Blustery, with a north northwest wind 20 to 28 mph, with gusts as high as 39 mph.

    Chance Snow
    and Areas
    Blowing Snow

    Low: 7 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Areas of blowing snow before 9am. Partly sunny, with a high near 14. Blustery.

    Blustery.
    Areas Blowing
    Snow then
    Partly Sunny

    High: 14 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 2.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 2 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 15.

    Mostly Cloudy

    High: 15 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 1.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 1 °F

Detailed Forecast

Overnight
Areas of dense fog before 4am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 21. Southwest wind around 7 mph.
Saturday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 37. South wind 7 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.
Saturday Night
A 40 percent chance of snow after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27. Blustery, with a southwest wind 14 to 23 mph becoming west northwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 32 mph. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Sunday
Snow likely. Patchy blowing snow after 11am. Cloudy, with a high near 31. Windy, with a north northwest wind 22 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 41 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Sunday Night
A 50 percent chance of snow. Areas of blowing snow. Cloudy, with a low around 7. Blustery, with a north northwest wind 20 to 28 mph, with gusts as high as 39 mph.
Monday
Areas of blowing snow before 9am. Partly sunny, with a high near 14. Blustery.
Monday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 2.
Tuesday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 15.
Tuesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 1.
Wednesday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 18.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 5.
Thursday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 18.
Thursday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around -3.
Friday
Partly sunny, with a high near 12.
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Point Forecast:
3 Miles WSW Detroit Lakes MN
 46.81°N 95.89°W
11:45 pm CST Feb 5, 2016
2am CST Feb 6, 2016-6pm CST Feb 12, 2016
 
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