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

Grand Forks, Grand Forks International Airport (KGFK)

Lat: 48.18°NLon: -97°WElev: 843ft.

Overcast

4°C

40°F

Humidity 73%
Wind Speed SW 20 km/h
Barometer 1000.9 mb (29.52 in)
Dewpoint 0°C (32°F)
Visibility 16 km
Wind Chill0°C (32°F)
Last update 6 Feb 6:53 pm CST
Extended Forecast for

Alvarado MN

Blizzard Warning February 7, 06:00am until February 8, 06:00am
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Blizzard Warning
  • Tonight

    Tonight: A chance of rain before 11pm, then a chance of rain and snow between 11pm and midnight, then snow likely after midnight.  Patchy blowing snow after 3am. Cloudy, with a steady temperature around -17. Breezy, with a southwest wind 34 to 42 km/h becoming west northwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 50 km/h.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. Total nighttime snow accumulation of 2 to 4 centimeters possible.

    Rain/Snow
    Likely and
    Patchy
    Blowing Snow

    Low: 2 °C

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Snow likely, mainly before 2pm.  Widespread blowing snow, mainly between 10am and 5pm. Cloudy, with a temperature falling to around -9 by 4pm. Windy, with a north northwest wind 40 to 50 km/h increasing to 50 to 60 km/h in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 90 km/h.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 7 centimeters possible.

    Snow Likely
    and Blowing
    Snow

    High: -1 °C

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A 40 percent chance of snow, mainly before 3am.  Areas of blowing snow. Cloudy, with a low around -14. Windy, with a north northwest wind 45 to 50 km/h decreasing to 40 to 45 km/h after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 75 km/h.  New snow accumulation of around a centimeter possible.

    Chance Snow
    and Areas
    Blowing Snow

    Low: -14 °C

  • Monday

    Monday: Partly sunny, with a high near -10. Wind chill values as low as -26. Blustery, with a north northwest wind 35 to 40 km/h decreasing to 26 to 31 km/h in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 60 km/h.

    Partly Sunny
    and Blustery

    High: -10 °C

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around -18. North northwest wind 19 to 24 km/h decreasing to 11 to 16 km/h in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 32 km/h.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: -18 °C

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near -13.

    Partly Sunny

    High: -13 °C

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: A 20 percent chance of snow.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around -21.

    Slight Chance
    Snow

    Low: -21 °C

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: A slight chance of snow.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near -12.

    Slight Chance
    Snow

    High: -12 °C

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around -19.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: -19 °C

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
A chance of rain before 11pm, then a chance of rain and snow between 11pm and midnight, then snow likely after midnight. Patchy blowing snow after 3am. Cloudy, with a steady temperature around -17. Breezy, with a southwest wind 34 to 42 km/h becoming west northwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 50 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Total nighttime snow accumulation of 2 to 4 centimeters possible.
Sunday
Snow likely, mainly before 2pm. Widespread blowing snow, mainly between 10am and 5pm. Cloudy, with a temperature falling to around -9 by 4pm. Windy, with a north northwest wind 40 to 50 km/h increasing to 50 to 60 km/h in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 90 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 7 centimeters possible.
Sunday Night
A 40 percent chance of snow, mainly before 3am. Areas of blowing snow. Cloudy, with a low around -14. Windy, with a north northwest wind 45 to 50 km/h decreasing to 40 to 45 km/h after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 75 km/h. New snow accumulation of around a centimeter possible.
Monday
Partly sunny, with a high near -10. Wind chill values as low as -26. Blustery, with a north northwest wind 35 to 40 km/h decreasing to 26 to 31 km/h in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 60 km/h.
Monday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around -18. North northwest wind 19 to 24 km/h decreasing to 11 to 16 km/h in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 32 km/h.
Tuesday
Partly sunny, with a high near -13.
Tuesday Night
A 20 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around -21.
Wednesday
A slight chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near -12.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around -19.
Thursday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near -11.
Thursday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around -21.
Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near -15.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around -23.
Saturday
Partly sunny, with a high near -12.
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Point Forecast:
Alvarado MN
 48.18°N 97°W
6:30 pm CST Feb 6, 2016
7pm CST Feb 6, 2016-6pm CST Feb 13, 2016
 
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