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

Moorhead Municipal Airport (KJKJ)

Lat: 46.87°NLon: -96.7°WElev: 915ft.

Fair

-10°C

14°F

Humidity 92%
Wind Speed S 11 km/h
Barometer 30.08 in
Dewpoint -11°C (12°F)
Visibility 11 km
Wind Chill-16°C (4°F)
Last update 6 Feb 12:51 am CST
Extended Forecast for

Dilworth MN

Blizzard Watch February 7, 06:00am until February 8, 06:00am
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Blizzard Watch
  • Overnight

    Overnight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around -9. South wind around 11 km/h.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: -9 °C

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 6. South southwest wind 13 to 18 km/h increasing to 21 to 26 km/h in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 34 km/h.

    Mostly Cloudy

    High: 6 °C

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A chance of rain and snow between midnight and 2am, then a chance of snow after 2am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around -2. Breezy, with a south southwest wind 23 to 28 km/h becoming west 35 to 40 km/h after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 60 km/h.  Chance of precipitation is 30%. New snow accumulation of around a centimeter possible.

    Breezy.
    Mostly Cloudy
    then Chance
    Rain/Snow

    Low: -2 °C

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Snow likely.  Widespread blowing snow, mainly between 2pm and 5pm. Cloudy, with a high near -1. Windy, with a north northwest wind 40 to 45 km/h increasing to 50 to 55 km/h in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 75 km/h.  Chance of precipitation is 70%.

    Snow Likely
    and Blowing
    Snow

    High: -1 °C

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A 50 percent chance of snow.  Widespread blowing snow, mainly before 1am. Cloudy, with a low around -12. Windy, with a north wind 42 to 50 km/h, with gusts as high as 70 km/h.

    Chance Snow
    and Blowing
    Snow

    Low: -12 °C

  • Monday

    Monday: Areas of blowing snow before 9am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near -8. Blustery.

    Blustery.
    Areas Blowing
    Snow then
    Partly Sunny

    High: -8 °C

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around -15.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: -15 °C

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near -8.

    Mostly Cloudy

    High: -8 °C

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around -15.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: -15 °C

Detailed Forecast

Overnight
Mostly cloudy, with a low around -9. South wind around 11 km/h.
Saturday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 6. South southwest wind 13 to 18 km/h increasing to 21 to 26 km/h in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 34 km/h.
Saturday Night
A chance of rain and snow between midnight and 2am, then a chance of snow after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around -2. Breezy, with a south southwest wind 23 to 28 km/h becoming west 35 to 40 km/h after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 60 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New snow accumulation of around a centimeter possible.
Sunday
Snow likely. Widespread blowing snow, mainly between 2pm and 5pm. Cloudy, with a high near -1. Windy, with a north northwest wind 40 to 45 km/h increasing to 50 to 55 km/h in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 75 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Sunday Night
A 50 percent chance of snow. Widespread blowing snow, mainly before 1am. Cloudy, with a low around -12. Windy, with a north wind 42 to 50 km/h, with gusts as high as 70 km/h.
Monday
Areas of blowing snow before 9am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near -8. Blustery.
Monday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around -15.
Tuesday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near -8.
Tuesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around -15.
Wednesday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near -7.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around -13.
Thursday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near -7.
Thursday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around -18.
Friday
Partly sunny, with a high near -11.
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Point Forecast:
Dilworth MN
 46.87°N 96.7°W
11:45 pm CST Feb 5, 2016
1am CST Feb 6, 2016-6pm CST Feb 12, 2016
 
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