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

Wahpeton, Harry Stern Airport (KBWP)

Lat: 46.28°NLon: -96.59°WElev: 968ft.

Partly Cloudy

-10°C

14°F

Humidity 92%
Wind Speed Calm
Barometer 30.15 in
Dewpoint -11°C (12°F)
Visibility 4.02 km
Last update 5 Feb 8:15 pm CST
Extended Forecast for

Wahpeton ND

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

    Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around -9. South wind 5 to 13 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 22 to 27 km/h in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 37 km/h.

    Mostly Cloudy

    High: 6 °C

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A chance of rain before 1am, then a chance of rain and snow between 1am and 4am, then a chance of snow after 4am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around -1. Blustery, with a south southwest wind 23 to 28 km/h becoming west northwest 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 less than a half centimeter possible.

    Mostly Cloudy
    and Breezy
    then Chance
    Rain/Snow and
    Blustery

    Low: -1 °C

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Snow likely.  Widespread blowing snow, mainly between 3pm and 4pm. Cloudy, with a high near 0. 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: 0 °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 northwest wind 40 to 48 km/h, with gusts as high as 65 km/h.

    Chance Snow
    and Blowing
    Snow

    Low: -12 °C

  • Monday

    Monday: Areas of blowing snow before 9am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near -7. Blustery.

    Blustery.
    Areas Blowing
    Snow then
    Partly Sunny

    High: -7 °C

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around -14.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: -14 °C

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near -7.

    Mostly Cloudy

    High: -7 °C

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around -14.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: -14 °C

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Mostly cloudy, with a low around -9. South wind 5 to 13 km/h.
Saturday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 6. South southwest wind 13 to 18 km/h increasing to 22 to 27 km/h in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 37 km/h.
Saturday Night
A chance of rain before 1am, then a chance of rain and snow between 1am and 4am, then a chance of snow after 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around -1. Blustery, with a south southwest wind 23 to 28 km/h becoming west northwest 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 less than a half centimeter possible.
Sunday
Snow likely. Widespread blowing snow, mainly between 3pm and 4pm. Cloudy, with a high near 0. 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 northwest wind 40 to 48 km/h, with gusts as high as 65 km/h.
Monday
Areas of blowing snow before 9am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near -7. Blustery.
Monday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around -14.
Tuesday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near -7.
Tuesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around -14.
Wednesday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near -6.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around -12.
Thursday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near -6.
Thursday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around -16.
Friday
Partly sunny, with a high near -9.
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Point Forecast:
Wahpeton ND
 46.28°N 96.59°W
7:15 pm CST Feb 5, 2016
8pm CST Feb 5, 2016-6pm CST Feb 12, 2016
 
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