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

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

Lat: 44.89°NLon: -93.25°WElev: 840ft.

Overcast

36°F

2°C

Humidity 67%
Wind Speed S 14 G 22 mph
Barometer 29.85 in (1011.8 mb)
Dewpoint 26°F (-3°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill27°F (-3°C)
Last update 6 Feb 6:53 pm CST
Extended Forecast for

2 Miles NE Richfield MN

Winter Weather Advisory February 7, 03:00pm until February 8, 12:00pm
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Winter Weather Advisory
  • Tonight

    Tonight: Rain and sleet before 1am, then a chance of rain between 1am and 2am.  Low around 32. South wind 10 to 15 mph becoming west after midnight.  Chance of precipitation is 90%. Little or no sleet accumulation expected.

    Rain/Sleet
    then Chance
    Rain/Sleet

    Low: 32 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Snow showers likely, mainly after 3pm.  Areas of blowing snow after 5pm. Cloudy, with a high near 34. Breezy, with a west wind 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

    Snow Showers
    Likely and
    Areas Blowing
    Snow

    High: 34 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Snow showers likely.  Areas of blowing snow. Cloudy, with a low around 15. Blustery, with a northwest wind around 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

    Snow Showers
    Likely and
    Areas Blowing
    Snow

    Low: 15 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: A 30 percent chance of snow showers, mainly before noon.  Areas of blowing snow. Cloudy, with a high near 19. Blustery, with a north northwest wind 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.

    Chance Snow
    Showers and
    Areas Blowing
    Snow

    High: 19 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Patchy blowing snow before 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 6. Blustery, with a north northwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

    Patchy
    Blowing Snow
    and Blustery
    then Mostly
    Cloudy

    Low: 6 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 13. North northwest wind 10 to 15 mph.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 13 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 0. North northwest wind 5 to 15 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 0 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 12. North northwest wind around 5 mph.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 12 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around -1. North wind around 5 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: -1 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Rain and sleet before 1am, then a chance of rain between 1am and 2am. Low around 32. South wind 10 to 15 mph becoming west after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Little or no sleet accumulation expected.
Sunday
Snow showers likely, mainly after 3pm. Areas of blowing snow after 5pm. Cloudy, with a high near 34. Breezy, with a west wind 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Sunday Night
Snow showers likely. Areas of blowing snow. Cloudy, with a low around 15. Blustery, with a northwest wind around 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Monday
A 30 percent chance of snow showers, mainly before noon. Areas of blowing snow. Cloudy, with a high near 19. Blustery, with a north northwest wind 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.
Monday Night
Patchy blowing snow before 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 6. Blustery, with a north northwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Tuesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 13. North northwest wind 10 to 15 mph.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 0. North northwest wind 5 to 15 mph.
Wednesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 12. North northwest wind around 5 mph.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around -1. North wind around 5 mph.
Thursday
Partly sunny, with a high near 17. North wind around 5 mph becoming west southwest in the afternoon.
Thursday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 7. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming northwest after midnight.
Friday
Partly sunny, with a high near 18. North northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 0. North northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday
Partly sunny, with a high near 15. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south southeast in the afternoon.
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Point Forecast:
2 Miles NE Richfield MN
 44.89°N 93.25°W (Elev. 850 ft)
6:25 pm CST Feb 6, 2016
7pm CST Feb 6, 2016-6pm CST Feb 13, 2016
 
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