Very Strong Winds Today

Low pressure will move from Saskatchewan to Manitoba to western Ontario by this evening.   Strong west to northwest winds will occur south of this system and overspread the Devils Lake region during the mid to late morning hours and the Red RIver Valley into Northwest and West Central Minnesota this afternoon.   Winds will subside this evening.    Winds of 30 to 45 mph will occur in the Devils Lake area with gusts to 60 mph possible...while winds of 25 to 40 mph with gusts over 50 mph will occur in the Red RIver valley into Minnesota.

These winds will cause some drifting snow and cause snow to blow across area roadways in open areas.   Be alert for slippery travel today due to snow melting on road surfaces and then re-freezing causing icy areas.   Brief reductions in visibility may occur in open country but widespread low visibilities are not anticipated.  

To access the current hazards click on the link below:

http://www.crh.noaa.gov/hazards/fgf



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