Significant Winter Storm to Impact the Western U.S into Tuesday; Critical Fire Weather Conditions Across the Southern High Plains

A strong winter storm will continue to progress into the Northern Rockies and Great Basin, bringing heavy mountain snow and strong winds through Tuesday. Heavy snow combined with strong winds will produce near-blizzard conditions, with snow rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour. Dry, gusty winds will create widespread critical fire weather conditions in the southern High Plains through Monday. Read More >

Current conditions at

Rochester, Rochester International Airport (KRST)

Lat: 43.9°NLon: 92.49°WElev: 1316ft.

Fair

34°F

1°C

Humidity 73%
Wind Speed NW 5 mph
Barometer 29.85 in (1011.7 mb)
Dewpoint 26°F (-3°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill29°F (-2°C)
Last update 25 Feb 10:54 pm CST
Extended Forecast for

3 Miles ENE Rochester MN

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 33. Light southeast wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph after midnight.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 33 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 65. Breezy, with a southeast wind 13 to 22 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 37 mph.

    Mostly Sunny
    and Breezy

    High: 65 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 38. South wind 6 to 9 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 38 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A 30 percent chance of rain after noon.  Increasing clouds, with a high near 54. Breezy, with a south wind 6 to 16 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 24 mph.

    Sunny then
    Chance Rain
    and Breezy

    High: 54 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Snow likely before 3am, then a chance of snow and sleet.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 12. Blustery, with a northwest wind 17 to 23 mph, with gusts as high as 36 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow and sleet accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

    Blustery.
    Snow Likely
    then Chance
    Snow/Sleet

    Low: 12 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 23. Blustery, with a northwest wind 16 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph.

    Mostly Sunny
    and Blustery

    High: 23 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 14. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph becoming south after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 23 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 14 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 45. Breezy, with a south wind 15 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 34 mph.

    Sunny and
    Breezy

    High: 45 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Clear, with a low around 34. Breezy, with a south wind around 22 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph.

    Clear and
    Breezy

    Low: 34 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Partly cloudy, with a low around 33. Light southeast wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph after midnight.
Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 65. Breezy, with a southeast wind 13 to 22 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 37 mph.
Monday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 38. South wind 6 to 9 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.
Tuesday
A 30 percent chance of rain after noon. Increasing clouds, with a high near 54. Breezy, with a south wind 6 to 16 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 24 mph.
Tuesday Night
Snow likely before 3am, then a chance of snow and sleet. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 12. Blustery, with a northwest wind 17 to 23 mph, with gusts as high as 36 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow and sleet accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 23. Blustery, with a northwest wind 16 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph.
Wednesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 14. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph becoming south after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 23 mph.
Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 45. Breezy, with a south wind 15 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 34 mph.
Thursday Night
Clear, with a low around 34. Breezy, with a south wind around 22 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph.
Friday
Sunny, with a high near 54. Breezy, with a south wind 17 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph.
Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 39. Breezy, with a south wind 15 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 62. Breezy, with a south wind 14 to 16 mph.
Saturday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 47. Breezy, with a south wind 15 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Sunday
A 20 percent chance of rain. Mostly sunny, with a high near 68. Breezy, with a south wind 17 to 24 mph, with gusts as high as 36 mph.
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Point Forecast:
3 Miles ENE Rochester MN
 44.02°N 92.43°W
10:29 pm CST Feb 25, 2024
11pm CST Feb 25, 2024-6pm CST Mar 3, 2024
 
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