Wind gusts of up to 43 mph in Bismarck and 44 mph Mandan have been recorded today by the National Weather Service in Bismarck. A peak gust of 61 mph was noted at the Rugby Municipal Airport.
A wind advisory remains in place until 6 p.m., according to NWS, which reported that travel, especially for those driving high-profile vehicles, may be difficult. Working on elevated structures will be hazardous.
The temperature is expected to reach 23 degrees today. Wind chills overnight are to dip below zero to about minus 7 degrees.