Strong winds and wintry weather for Northern Plains, Upper Midwest

A powerful storm system over southern Canada will track toward the Great Lakes by Sunday. Strong winds and wintry precipitation from this storm will impact the northern Plains and Upper Midwest beginning today. Numerous High Wind Warnings, Wind Advisories even Blizzard Warnings are in effect across this region.
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Current conditions at

Fargo, Hector International Airport (KFAR)

Lat: 46.97°NLon: -96.88°WElev: 899ft.

Overcast and Breezy

3°C

37°F

Humidity 76%
Wind Speed W 35 G 48 km/h
Barometer 1002.0 mb (29.56 in)
Dewpoint -1°C (30°F)
Visibility 16 km
Wind Chill-3°C (26°F)
Last update 7 Feb 3:53 am CST
Extended Forecast for

Harwood ND

Blizzard Warning February 7, 09:00am until February 8, 06:00am
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Blizzard Warning
  • Overnight

    Overnight: A 30 percent chance of rain.  Cloudy, with a low around 2. Breezy, with a west wind around 40 km/h, with gusts as high as 50 km/h.  New precipitation amounts of less than 1 mm possible.

    Chance Rain
    and Breezy

    Low: 2 °C

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A chance of rain before 7am, then rain and snow likely between 7am and 1pm, then snow likely after 1pm.  Areas of blowing snow after 2pm. Cloudy, with a temperature falling to around -3 by 5pm. Windy, with a west northwest wind 39 to 49 km/h increasing to 50 to 60 km/h in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 80 km/h.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 centimeters possible.

    Rain/Snow
    Likely and
    Areas Blowing
    Snow

    High: 2 °C

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A 50 percent chance of snow, mainly before 5am.  Patchy blowing snow. Cloudy, with a low around -12. Windy, with a north northwest wind 45 to 55 km/h, with gusts as high as 70 km/h.  New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 centimeters possible.

    Chance Snow
    and Patchy
    Blowing Snow

    Low: -12 °C

  • Monday

    Monday: A 20 percent chance of snow before 9am.  Patchy blowing snow before 5pm. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near -8. Windy, with a north northwest wind 43 to 48 km/h decreasing to 34 to 39 km/h in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 60 km/h.

    Slight Chance
    Snow and
    Patchy
    Blowing Snow

    High: -8 °C

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around -16. Blustery, with a north northwest wind 27 to 32 km/h decreasing to 21 to 26 km/h after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 45 km/h.

    Mostly Cloudy
    and Blustery
    then Mostly
    Cloudy

    Low: -16 °C

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near -11.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: -11 °C

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around -19.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: -19 °C

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: A slight chance of snow.  Partly sunny, with a high near -11.

    Slight Chance
    Snow

    High: -11 °C

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around -18.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: -18 °C

Detailed Forecast

Overnight
A 30 percent chance of rain. Cloudy, with a low around 2. Breezy, with a west wind around 40 km/h, with gusts as high as 50 km/h. New precipitation amounts of less than 1 mm possible.
Sunday
A chance of rain before 7am, then rain and snow likely between 7am and 1pm, then snow likely after 1pm. Areas of blowing snow after 2pm. Cloudy, with a temperature falling to around -3 by 5pm. Windy, with a west northwest wind 39 to 49 km/h increasing to 50 to 60 km/h in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 80 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 centimeters possible.
Sunday Night
A 50 percent chance of snow, mainly before 5am. Patchy blowing snow. Cloudy, with a low around -12. Windy, with a north northwest wind 45 to 55 km/h, with gusts as high as 70 km/h. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 centimeters possible.
Monday
A 20 percent chance of snow before 9am. Patchy blowing snow before 5pm. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near -8. Windy, with a north northwest wind 43 to 48 km/h decreasing to 34 to 39 km/h in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 60 km/h.
Monday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around -16. Blustery, with a north northwest wind 27 to 32 km/h decreasing to 21 to 26 km/h after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 45 km/h.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near -11.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around -19.
Wednesday
A slight chance of snow. Partly sunny, with a high near -11.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around -18.
Thursday
Partly sunny, with a high near -10.
Thursday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around -17.
Friday
Partly sunny, with a high near -12.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around -18.
Saturday
Partly sunny, with a high near -8.
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Point Forecast:
Harwood ND
 46.97°N 96.88°W
4:00 am CST Feb 7, 2016
4am CST Feb 7, 2016-6pm CST Feb 13, 2016
 
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