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West River Eagle Local Weather Outlook


Warmer weekend then more snow? 

Another cold system is on the way. The weekend will be fairly nice for this time of year, but another major cold system is looming to our west and will be here early next week. 

The system that is developing now is strikingly similar to the one that developed into a blizzard in early December 2016. Systems like this can “throw out” massive thunderstorm-like snow events that are very difficult to predict we will have atmospheric conditions next week that significantly increase the chance that this system will spin-off a significant winter-storm or two. 

Thursday will be partly cloudy with a high of 42°F and a late night low of 22°F. There is a 20% chance of morning precipitation and a 14% chance of evening precipitation. Winds will be gusting NW 18-28 mph. Morning fog is likely.  Friday will thaw out to 54°F after a morning low of 32°F. There is a 10% chance of snow and/or wintery mix during early morning hours. Winds will be gusting SSW-SW 7-12 mph. Expect a partly cloudy Saturday with a morning low of 34°F that will feel like 22°F, and an afternoon high of 42°F that will feel like 32°F. We have a 4% chance of precipitation. Winds will be shifting SW-NW-NNW 8-22 mph. Stronger gusting is likely.  

Sunday will be partly cloudy with a morning low of 25°F that will feel like 15°F, and an afternoon high of 47°F that will feel like 41°F. There is a 4% chance of precipitation. Winds will be gusting WWN-NW-W-NW 8-15 mph. 

Monday will begin to cool off again as another cold system moves through the Northern Plains. Plan for a 25°F morning that will feel like it is about 16°F, an afternoon high of 39°F that will feel like 29°F, and a late night low of 25°F that will feel like 9°F. There is a 10% chance of snow. Winds will be shifting NW-NE 13-22 mph. Stronger gusting and straight line winds are possible. Morning fog and ice are likely. There is a 40% chance that we will get at least 3 inches of snow on Tuesday. Plan for a sunrise temperature of 22°F that will feel like 9°F, and an afternoon high of 33°F that will feel like 22°F. There is a 32% chance of morning snow and a 43% chance of late-night snow. Winds will be shifting ENE-N-NNW 12-14 mph. Expect blowing snow, ice, and low visibility if it does snow.

Wednesday, the last day of November, will be another February-like day with a sunrise temperature of 17°F that will feel like 1°F, a noontime high of 22°F that will feel like 12°F, and a dangerously cold late night low of 9°F that will feel like -5°F. There is a 44% chance of early morning snow. Expect steady winds NW 8-10 mph. Plan for heavy drifting, ice, and low visibility. 

Long range modeling suggests that the snow system will move through by early next Thursday morning but it will still be cold with a morning low of 9°F that will feel like -5°F, and an afternoon high of 21°F that will feel like 12°F. Winds are expected to be shifting NW-NNE 10-12 mph.   

Which side of the turkey has the most feathers? The outside. What do you call a turkey in a blizzard? Fowl-weather. A special thank you to Cam for this week’s jokes.  Be safe, stay warm, and enjoy one another as we enter into this long cold winter. Until next week.

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