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

Driggs, Driggs-Reed Memorial Airport (KDIJ)

Lat: 43.34°NLon: -111.2°WElev: 6227ft.

Overcast

22°F

-6°C

Humidity 88%
Wind Speed S 3 MPH
Barometer 30.46 in (1039.1 mb)
Dewpoint 19°F (-7°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 05 Feb 4:56 pm MST
Extended Forecast for

5 Miles SE Irwin ID

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: A 20 percent chance of snow.  Partly sunny, with a high near 25. Southwest wind around 7 mph.

    Slight Chance
    Snow

    High: 25 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A 20 percent chance of snow.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19. South southwest wind 6 to 9 mph.

    Slight Chance
    Snow

    Low: 19 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A 30 percent chance of snow.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 31. Breezy, with a southwest wind 11 to 16 mph increasing to 17 to 22 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 32 mph.  New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

    Chance Snow
    and Breezy

    High: 31 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A 20 percent chance of snow.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 16. Southwest wind 11 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

    Slight Chance
    Snow

    Low: 16 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Patchy freezing fog before 11am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 28. West southwest wind around 8 mph.

    Patchy
    Freezing Fog
    then Mostly
    Sunny

    High: 28 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Patchy freezing fog. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 9.

    Patchy
    Freezing Fog

    Low: 9 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Sunny, with a high near 33.

    Sunny

    High: 33 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Areas of freezing fog. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18.

    Areas
    Freezing Fog

    Low: 18 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 36.

    Sunny

    High: 36 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
A 20 percent chance of snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 25. Southwest wind around 7 mph.
Tonight
A 20 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19. South southwest wind 6 to 9 mph.
Saturday
A 30 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 31. Breezy, with a southwest wind 11 to 16 mph increasing to 17 to 22 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 32 mph. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Saturday Night
A 20 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 16. Southwest wind 11 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Sunday
Patchy freezing fog before 11am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 28. West southwest wind around 8 mph.
Sunday Night
Patchy freezing fog. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 9.
Monday
Sunny, with a high near 33.
Monday Night
Areas of freezing fog. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18.
Tuesday
Sunny, with a high near 36.
Tuesday Night
Areas of freezing fog. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 20.
Wednesday
Sunny, with a high near 34.
Wednesday Night
Patchy freezing fog. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 36.
Thursday Night
Patchy freezing fog. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 20.
Friday
Partly sunny, with a high near 38.
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Point Forecast:
5 Miles SE Irwin ID
 43.34°N 111.2°W (Elev. 5600 ft)
2:02 pm MST Feb 5, 2016
5pm MST Feb 5, 2016-6pm MST Feb 12, 2016
 
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