Wintry Start to April from the Northern Rockies to the Northern Plains; Intense Storm Off the East Coast

Heavy snow and below normal temperatures will continue to shift across the Northern Rockies and Northern Plains behind a cold front through Friday. Ahead of the front, a wintry mix including some freezing rain is forecast to develop across the eastern Dakotas into the Upper Midwest by Thursday. A strong storm off the Mid-Atlantic coast is producing hurricane-force winds and dangerous seas today. Read More >

Current conditions at

Wadena Municipal Airport (KADC)

Lat: 46.45°NLon: 95.21°WElev: 1365ft.

Overcast

48°F

9°C

Humidity 62%
Wind Speed SE 14 mph
Barometer 29.87 in
Dewpoint 36°F (2°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill42°F (6°C)
Last update 1 Apr 7:35 pm CDT
Extended Forecast for

2 Miles SE Ottertail MN

Winter Storm Watch April 2, 10:00pm until April 3, 07:00pm
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Winter Storm Watch
  • Tonight

    Tonight: Rain likely.  Cloudy, with a low around 41. East southeast wind 13 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

    Rain Likely

    Low: 41 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Rain.  High near 44. East southeast wind around 10 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon.  Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

    Rain

    High: 44 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Rain and sleet, possibly mixed with snow and freezing rain before 2am, then snow, possibly mixed with freezing rain and sleet between 2am and 3am, then snow, possibly mixed with freezing rain after 3am.  Low around 25. Northwest wind 11 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 90%. New ice accumulation of less than a 0.1 of an inch possible.  New snow and sleet accumulation of less than one inch possible.

    Wintry Mix

    Low: 25 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A chance of snow and freezing rain before 3pm, then a chance of snow.  Cloudy, with a high near 32. Northwest wind 13 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

    Chance Wintry
    Mix

    High: 32 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 16. Northwest wind 8 to 13 mph becoming light  after midnight.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 16 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 42. Calm wind becoming southeast 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.

    Sunny

    High: 42 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A slight chance of rain, mixing with snow after 10pm, then gradually ending.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. Southeast wind around 8 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Slight Chance
    Rain/Snow

    Low: 29 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A 20 percent chance of rain after 1pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 50. South wind around 7 mph.

    Partly Sunny
    then Slight
    Chance Rain

    High: 50 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A 40 percent chance of rain.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 38. East southeast wind around 7 mph.

    Chance Rain

    Low: 38 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Rain likely. Cloudy, with a low around 41. East southeast wind 13 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Thursday
Rain. High near 44. East southeast wind around 10 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Thursday Night
Rain and sleet, possibly mixed with snow and freezing rain before 2am, then snow, possibly mixed with freezing rain and sleet between 2am and 3am, then snow, possibly mixed with freezing rain after 3am. Low around 25. Northwest wind 11 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New ice accumulation of less than a 0.1 of an inch possible. New snow and sleet accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Friday
A chance of snow and freezing rain before 3pm, then a chance of snow. Cloudy, with a high near 32. Northwest wind 13 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 16. Northwest wind 8 to 13 mph becoming light after midnight.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 42. Calm wind becoming southeast 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.
Saturday Night
A slight chance of rain, mixing with snow after 10pm, then gradually ending. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. Southeast wind around 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Sunday
A 20 percent chance of rain after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 50. South wind around 7 mph.
Sunday Night
A 40 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 38. East southeast wind around 7 mph.
Monday
A 20 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 55. Southeast wind 7 to 10 mph.
Monday Night
A 30 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 41. East southeast wind 6 to 9 mph.
Tuesday
A 40 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 56. East southeast wind 6 to 10 mph becoming west southwest in the afternoon.
Tuesday Night
A 30 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36. Northwest wind around 10 mph.
Wednesday
A 20 percent chance of rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 50. West northwest wind 9 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.
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Point Forecast:
2 Miles SE Ottertail MN
 46.41°N 95.52°W
7:32 pm CDT Apr 1, 2020
7pm CDT Apr 1, 2020-6pm CDT Apr 8, 2020
 
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