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

Minneapolis, Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (KMSP)

Lat: 44.91°NLon: -93.31°WElev: 840ft.

Overcast with Haze

26°F

-3°C

Humidity 81%
Wind Speed W 9 mph
Barometer 30.16 in (1022.7 mb)
Dewpoint 21°F (-6°C)
Visibility 6.00 mi
Wind Chill17°F (-8°C)
Last update 6 Feb 12:53 am CST
Extended Forecast for

3 Miles NNW Richfield MN

  • Overnight

    Overnight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21. West southwest wind around 5 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 21 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 34. South southwest wind 5 to 15 mph.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 34 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 29 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A 50 percent chance of snow, mainly after noon.  Cloudy, with a high near 36. Breezy, with a west southwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.  New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

    Slight Chance
    Snow then
    Chance Snow
    and Breezy

    High: 36 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Snow likely.  Patchy blowing snow. Cloudy, with a low around 17. Blustery, with a northwest wind around 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.

    Snow Likely
    and Patchy
    Blowing Snow

    Low: 17 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: A 30 percent chance of snow, mainly before noon.  Patchy blowing snow. Cloudy, with a high near 20. Blustery, with a north northwest wind around 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

    Chance Snow
    and Patchy
    Blowing Snow

    High: 20 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Patchy blowing snow before 7pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 5. North northwest wind 10 to 15 mph.

    Patchy
    Blowing Snow
    then Mostly
    Cloudy

    Low: 5 °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 21. West southwest wind around 5 mph.
Saturday
Partly sunny, with a high near 34. South southwest wind 5 to 15 mph.
Saturday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph.
Sunday
A 50 percent chance of snow, mainly after noon. Cloudy, with a high near 36. Breezy, with a west southwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Sunday Night
Snow likely. Patchy blowing snow. Cloudy, with a low around 17. Blustery, with a northwest wind around 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.
Monday
A 30 percent chance of snow, mainly before noon. Patchy blowing snow. Cloudy, with a high near 20. Blustery, with a north northwest wind around 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Monday Night
Patchy blowing snow before 7pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 5. North northwest wind 10 to 15 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
Partly sunny, with a high near 19. North northwest wind around 5 mph becoming west southwest in the afternoon.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 8. West southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm.
Thursday
Partly sunny, with a high near 22. Calm wind becoming west northwest around 5 mph in the morning.
Thursday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 7. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Friday
Partly sunny, with a high near 18. North northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west southwest in the afternoon.
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Point Forecast:
3 Miles NNW Richfield MN
 44.91°N 93.31°W (Elev. 860 ft)
11:56 pm CST Feb 5, 2016
1am CST Feb 6, 2016-6pm CST Feb 12, 2016
 
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