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 Watches are in effect across this region.
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Current conditions at

Minneapolis - Flying Cloud Airport (KFCM)

Lat: 44.83°NLon: -93.61°WElev: 906ft.

Fog/Mist

26°F

-3°C

Humidity 84%
Wind Speed S 13 mph
Barometer 30.09 in (1020.4 mb)
Dewpoint 22°F (-6°C)
Visibility 3.00 mi
Wind Chill15°F (-9°C)
Last update 6 Feb 8:53 am CST
Extended Forecast for

Chaska MN

  • Today

    Today: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 33. South southwest wind 10 to 15 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy

    High: 33 °F

  • Tonight

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

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 29 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A chance of snow before 1pm, then a chance of rain and snow between 1pm and 3pm, then snow likely after 3pm.  Patchy blowing snow after 9am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 35. Breezy, with a west southwest wind 15 to 20 mph increasing to 20 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

    Rain/Snow
    Likely and
    Patchy
    Blowing Snow

    High: 35 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Snow likely, mainly before 3am.  Areas of blowing snow. Cloudy, with a low around 14. Windy, with a northwest wind 25 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

    Snow Likely
    and Areas
    Blowing Snow

    Low: 14 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: A 20 percent chance of snow.  Areas of blowing snow. Cloudy, with a high near 19. Windy, with a north northwest wind 25 to 30 mph decreasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph.

    Slight Chance
    Snow and
    Areas Blowing
    Snow

    High: 19 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 4. North northwest wind 10 to 15 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 4 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 14. North northwest wind around 10 mph.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 14 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 0. North northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 0 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 15. North northwest wind around 5 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 15 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 33. South southwest wind 10 to 15 mph.
Tonight
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph.
Sunday
A chance of snow before 1pm, then a chance of rain and snow between 1pm and 3pm, then snow likely after 3pm. Patchy blowing snow after 9am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 35. Breezy, with a west southwest wind 15 to 20 mph increasing to 20 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Sunday Night
Snow likely, mainly before 3am. Areas of blowing snow. Cloudy, with a low around 14. Windy, with a northwest wind 25 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Monday
A 20 percent chance of snow. Areas of blowing snow. Cloudy, with a high near 19. Windy, with a north northwest wind 25 to 30 mph decreasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph.
Monday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 4. North northwest wind 10 to 15 mph.
Tuesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 14. North northwest wind around 10 mph.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 0. North northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 15. North northwest wind around 5 mph.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 1. North northwest wind around 5 mph becoming southeast after midnight.
Thursday
Partly sunny, with a high near 19. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon.
Thursday Night
A 20 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 8. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west northwest after midnight.
Friday
Partly sunny, with a high near 18. North northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
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Point Forecast:
Chaska MN
 44.83°N 93.61°W (Elev. 988 ft)
9:10 am CST Feb 6, 2016
9am CST Feb 6, 2016-6pm CST Feb 12, 2016
 
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