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 Watches are in effect across this region.
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Marine Point Forecast

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  • Today

    Chance Rain

    N 10kt
    < 1ft

    High: 59 °F

  • Tonight

    Chance Showers

    N 14kt
    < 1ft

    Low: 49 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunny

    NNW 17kt
    < 1ft

    High: 57 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Mostly Clear

    NNW 10kt
    < 1ft

    Low: 51 °F

  • Monday

    Mostly Sunny

    Winds IncreasingW 16kt
    < 1ft

    High: 65 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Chance Showers

    WNW 19kt
    1ft

    Low: 52 °F

  • Tuesday

    Slight Chc Showers

    WNW 16kt
    < 1ft

    High: 60 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Mostly Cloudy

    NW 16kt
    1ft

    Low: 49 °F

  • Wednesday

    Mostly Sunny

    NW 9kt
    < 1ft

    High: 60 °F


High and low forecast temperature values represent air temperature.

Associated Zone Forecast which includes this point

Last Update: 4:20 am EST Feb 6, 2016
Forecast Valid: 11am EST Feb 6, 2016-6pm EST Feb 12, 2016

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Detailed Forecast

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO MARINERS...MARINE FORECASTS ARE ISSUED AT LEAST FOUR TIMES A DAY. BOATERS ON EXTENDED TRIPS SHOULD ROUTINELY MONITOR SUBSEQUENT FORECAST ISSUANCES AND UPDATES FOR THE LATEST MARINE WEATHER INFORMATION. THE WAVE HEIGHTS ARE FORECAST AS SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT WHICH IS THE AVERAGE OF THE HIGHEST ONE-THIRD OF THE WAVES. THE HIGHEST WAVES MAY RARELY BE TWICE THE SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT. THE WINDS AND SEAS NEAR THUNDERSTORMS MAY BE HIGHER THAN FORECAST.

Synopsis: AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE WILL DEVELOP OFF THE EAST COAST OF FLORIDA TONIGHT AND MOVE RAPIDLY NORTHEAST OVER THE ATLANTIC ON SUNDAY. WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO INCREASE BACK ABOVE ADVISORY LEVELS IN THE WAKE OF THIS SYSTEM LATE TONIGHT INTO SUNDAY AFTERNOON. ANOTHER COLD FRONT WILL MOVE ACROSS THE WATERS ON MONDAY...HOWEVER VERY LITTLE SHOWER ACTIVITY IF ANY WILL BE ASSOCIATED WITH THE COLD FRONT. WINDS AGAIN WILL LIKELY INCREASE ABOVE ADVISORY LEVELS LATE MONDAY AND PERSIST INTO WEDNESDAY. CONDITIONS SHOULD GRADUALLY IMPROVE BY LATE NEXT WEEK AS HIGH PRESSURE SETTLES OVER THE REGION.

Today
N wind 7 to 10 kt. A chance of rain, mainly after 1pm. Seas 1 ft or less.
Tonight
N wind 12 to 14 kt. A slight chance of showers before 10pm, then a chance of showers after 1am. Seas 1 ft or less.
Sunday
NNW wind 12 to 17 kt, with gusts as high as 24 kt. Sunny. Seas 1 ft or less.
Sunday Night
NNW wind 6 to 10 kt. Mostly clear. Seas 1 ft or less.
Monday
Variable winds less than 5 kt becoming W 11 to 16 kt in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 22 kt. Mostly sunny. Seas 1 ft or less.
Monday Night
WNW wind 16 to 19 kt, with gusts as high as 26 kt. A chance of showers. Seas around 1 ft.
Tuesday
WNW wind 13 to 16 kt, with gusts as high as 23 kt. A slight chance of showers before 1pm. Seas 1 ft or less.
Tuesday Night
NW wind 11 to 16 kt, with gusts as high as 23 kt. Mostly cloudy. Seas around 1 ft.
Wednesday
NW wind 7 to 9 kt. Mostly sunny. Seas 1 ft or less.

*Notices:

  1. This forecast is for a single location. For safety concerns, mariners should be aware of the weather over a larger area. Forecast information for a larger area can be found within the zone forecast and the NDFD graphics.
  2. The forecast conditions at a particular point may not exceed the criteria of a Small Craft Advisory, Gale, Storm etc. These watches/warnings/advisories are issued for the entire zone in which the point resides and mariners should act accordingly.
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Point Forecast: 27.73°N 82.74°W
Last Update: 4:20 am EST Feb 6, 2016
Forecast Valid: 11am EST Feb 6, 2016-6pm EST Feb 12, 2016
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