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

Des Moines, Des Moines International Airport (KDSM)

Lat: 41.58°NLon: -93.63°WElev: 955ft.

Light Snow

-1°C

30°F

Humidity 66%
Wind Speed S 17 km/h
Barometer 1027.0 mb (30.29 in)
Dewpoint -7°C (20°F)
Visibility 4.83 km
Wind Chill-6°C (21°F)
Last update 5 Feb 4:54 pm CST
Extended Forecast for

Des Moines IA

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Snow.  High near 0. South southeast wind around 11 km/h.  Chance of precipitation is 80%. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than one centimeter possible.

    Snow

    High: 0 °C

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Snow likely, mainly before 8pm.  Patchy fog after 2am.  Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around -4. South southeast wind 8 to 11 km/h becoming west after midnight.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half centimeter possible.

    Snow Likely
    then Patchy
    Fog

    Low: -4 °C

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Areas of fog before 9am.  Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 3. West wind 8 to 16 km/h becoming south southwest in the afternoon.

    Areas Fog
    then Partly
    Sunny

    High: 3 °C

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around -1. South southwest wind 13 to 16 km/h.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: -1 °C

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A 20 percent chance of snow after noon.  Partly sunny, with a high near 5. Windy, with a west wind 16 to 21 km/h increasing to 29 to 34 km/h in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 47 km/h.

    Partly Sunny
    and Breezy
    then Slight
    Chance Snow
    and Windy

    High: 5 °C

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A 50 percent chance of snow.  Patchy blowing snow. Cloudy, with a low around -6. Windy.

    Chance Snow
    and Patchy
    Blowing Snow

    Low: -6 °C

  • Monday

    Monday: Isolated snow showers.  Areas of blowing snow. Cloudy, with a high near -4. Windy.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Isolated Snow
    Showers and
    Areas Blowing
    Snow

    High: -4 °C

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around -13. Windy.

    Mostly Cloudy
    and Windy

    Low: -13 °C

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near -5.

    Partly Sunny

    High: -5 °C

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Snow. High near 0. South southeast wind around 11 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than one centimeter possible.
Tonight
Snow likely, mainly before 8pm. Patchy fog after 2am. Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around -4. South southeast wind 8 to 11 km/h becoming west after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half centimeter possible.
Saturday
Areas of fog before 9am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 3. West wind 8 to 16 km/h becoming south southwest in the afternoon.
Saturday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around -1. South southwest wind 13 to 16 km/h.
Sunday
A 20 percent chance of snow after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 5. Windy, with a west wind 16 to 21 km/h increasing to 29 to 34 km/h in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 47 km/h.
Sunday Night
A 50 percent chance of snow. Patchy blowing snow. Cloudy, with a low around -6. Windy.
Monday
Isolated snow showers. Areas of blowing snow. Cloudy, with a high near -4. Windy. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Monday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around -13. Windy.
Tuesday
Partly sunny, with a high near -5.
Tuesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around -11.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near -3.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around -8.
Thursday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 1.
Thursday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around -8.
Friday
Partly sunny, with a high near -1.
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Point Forecast:
Des Moines IA
 41.58°N 93.63°W
4:11 pm CST Feb 5, 2016
5pm CST Feb 5, 2016-6pm CST Feb 12, 2016
 
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