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Significant winter storm to bring heavy snow and ice from the Plains to the upper Midwest, Great Lakes and New England

A strong low pressure system will bring heavy snow, ice, and strong winds from the Plains to the upper Midwest, and western Great Lakes through tonight. Treacherous travel conditions are expected. Wintry precipitation will expand into portions of New England Tuesday into Tuesday night. An inclement pattern will also persist from northern California to the Pacific Northwest into the weekend. Read More >

Current conditions at

Albert Lea, Albert Lea Municipal Airport (KAEL)

Lat: 43.68°NLon: 93.37°WElev: 1260ft.

Heavy Snow

1°C

34°F

Humidity 93%
Wind Speed N 24 km/h
Barometer 29.55 in
Dewpoint 0°C (32°F)
Visibility 0.24 km
Wind Chill-4°C (24°F)
Last update 22 Jan 12:35 pm CST
Extended Forecast for

Albert Lea MN

Blizzard Warning until January 23, 12:00am
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Blizzard Warning
  •  
    Blizzard Warning until January 23, 12:00am

    NOW until
    12:00am Tue

    Blizzard Warning

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Snow before 3pm, then snow, possibly mixed with freezing rain. The snow could be heavy at times. Some thunder is also possible.  Areas of blowing snow. High near 1. Breezy, with a north wind around 40 km/h, with gusts as high as 65 km/h.  Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total daytime ice accumulation of 0.1 to 0.3 of a centimeter possible.  Total daytime snow accumulation of 10 to 14 centimeters possible.

    Wintry Mix
    and Areas
    Blowing Snow

    High: 1 °C

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Snow and freezing rain before 1am, then a chance of snow between 1am and 4am. The snow could be heavy at times.  Areas of blowing snow before 2am. Low around -8. Blustery, with a north wind 35 to 40 km/h decreasing to 25 to 30 km/h after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 60 km/h.  Chance of precipitation is 100%. New ice accumulation of less than a 0.1 of a centimeter possible.  New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 centimeters possible.

    Wintry Mix
    and Areas
    Blowing Snow

    Low: -8 °C

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near -5. North northwest wind 20 to 25 km/h decreasing to 15 to 20 km/h in the afternoon.

    Partly Sunny

    High: -5 °C

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around -11. West wind 5 to 10 km/h.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: -11 °C

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near -3. West wind 5 to 10 km/h.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: -3 °C

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around -8. South southeast wind 5 to 10 km/h.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: -8 °C

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 3. South southeast wind 10 to 15 km/h.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 3 °C

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around -2. South wind 15 to 25 km/h.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: -2 °C

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Snow before 3pm, then snow, possibly mixed with freezing rain. The snow could be heavy at times. Some thunder is also possible. Areas of blowing snow. High near 1. Breezy, with a north wind around 40 km/h, with gusts as high as 65 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total daytime ice accumulation of 0.1 to 0.3 of a centimeter possible. Total daytime snow accumulation of 10 to 14 centimeters possible.
Tonight
Snow and freezing rain before 1am, then a chance of snow between 1am and 4am. The snow could be heavy at times. Areas of blowing snow before 2am. Low around -8. Blustery, with a north wind 35 to 40 km/h decreasing to 25 to 30 km/h after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 60 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New ice accumulation of less than a 0.1 of a centimeter possible. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 centimeters possible.
Tuesday
Partly sunny, with a high near -5. North northwest wind 20 to 25 km/h decreasing to 15 to 20 km/h in the afternoon.
Tuesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around -11. West wind 5 to 10 km/h.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near -3. West wind 5 to 10 km/h.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around -8. South southeast wind 5 to 10 km/h.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 3. South southeast wind 10 to 15 km/h.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around -2. South wind 15 to 25 km/h.
Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 6. South wind 20 to 25 km/h, with gusts as high as 40 km/h.
Friday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around -4. West wind 15 to 20 km/h.
Saturday
Partly sunny, with a high near -1. West wind 15 to 20 km/h.
Saturday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around -11. West northwest wind around 15 km/h.
Sunday
Partly sunny, with a high near -7. Northwest wind around 15 km/h.
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Point Forecast:
Albert Lea MN
 43.65°N 93.36°W (Elev. 365 m)
10:52 am CST Jan 22, 2018
1pm CST Jan 22, 2018-6pm CST Jan 28, 2018
 
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