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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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Sitka, Sitka Airport (PASI)

Lat: 57.1°NLon: -135.36°WElev: 20ft.

A Few Clouds

38°F

3°C

Humidity 93%
Wind Speed E 7 mph
Barometer 29.59 in (1001.9 mb)
Dewpoint 36°F (2°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill33°F (1°C)
Last update 5 Feb 5:53 pm AKST
Extended Forecast for

3 Miles SSE Lisianski Point AK

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Rain and snow showers likely.  Cloudy, with a low around 35. Southwest wind around 10 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%. Total nighttime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

    Rain/Snow
    Likely

    Low: 35 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Scattered rain and snow showers before noon.  Partly sunny, with a high near 38. Southwest wind around 15 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 50%.

    Scattered
    Rain/Snow
    then Partly
    Sunny

    High: 38 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Rain and snow likely, mainly after midnight.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 34. Southeast wind 20 to 25 mph increasing to 25 to 30 mph after midnight.  Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.

    Chance
    Rain/Snow
    then
    Rain/Snow
    Likely

    Low: 34 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Rain.  High near 39. South wind 20 to 30 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 80%.

    Rain

    High: 39 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Rain likely, mainly before midnight.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36. South wind around 15 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Rain Likely

    Low: 36 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: A 50 percent chance of rain.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 42.

    Chance Rain

    High: 42 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A 40 percent chance of rain.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 37.

    Chance Rain

    Low: 37 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A chance of rain before noon.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 42.

    Chance Rain
    then Partly
    Sunny

    High: 42 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: A chance of rain.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 38.

    Chance Rain

    Low: 38 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Rain and snow showers likely. Cloudy, with a low around 35. Southwest wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Total nighttime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Saturday
Scattered rain and snow showers before noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 38. Southwest wind around 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Saturday Night
Rain and snow likely, mainly after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 34. Southeast wind 20 to 25 mph increasing to 25 to 30 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.
Sunday
Rain. High near 39. South wind 20 to 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Sunday Night
Rain likely, mainly before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36. South wind around 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Monday
A 50 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 42.
Monday Night
A 40 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 37.
Tuesday
A chance of rain before noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 42.
Tuesday Night
A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 38.
Wednesday
A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 43.
Wednesday Night
Rain likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 37.
Thursday
Rain likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 41.
Thursday Night
Rain likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36.
Friday
A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 41.
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Point Forecast:
3 Miles SSE Lisianski Point AK
 57.1°N 135.36°W (Elev. 1197 ft)
1:53 pm AKST Feb 5, 2016
6pm AKST Feb 5, 2016-6pm AKST Feb 12, 2016
 
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