Heavy Lake Effect Snow and Bitterly Cold Temperatures

A bitterly cold airmass will settle over much of the central and eastern U.S over the next several days. Well below normal temperatures and cold wind chills will be common. In addition, heavy lake effect snow will be possible especially downwind of Lakes Erie and Ontario, where up to one foot of additional snow is forecast by Sunday morning.
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Current conditions at

Washington/Reagan National Airport, DC (KDCA)

Lat: 38.83°NLon: -77.09°WElev: 13ft.

Partly Cloudy

23°F

-5°C

Humidity 40%
Wind Speed W 18 G 30 mph
Barometer 30.14 in (1020.4 mb)
Dewpoint 2°F (-17°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill9°F (-13°C)
Last update 11 Feb 8:52 am EST
Extended Forecast for

Alexandria VA

  • Today

    Today: Sunny, with a high near 30. West wind 14 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 30 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 17. Northwest wind 5 to 11 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 17 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Increasing clouds, with a high near 31. South wind 3 to 8 mph.

    Increasing
    Clouds

    High: 31 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around 21. South wind 5 to 14 mph becoming northwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 29 mph.

    Decreasing
    Clouds

    Low: 21 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 23. Blustery, with a northwest wind 16 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 34 mph.

    Sunny then
    Mostly Sunny
    and Blustery

    High: 23 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 10.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 10 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 23.

    Sunny

    High: 23 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 17.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 17 °F

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: A chance of snow.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 33. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Chance Snow

    High: 33 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Sunny, with a high near 30. West wind 14 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.
Tonight
Mostly clear, with a low around 17. Northwest wind 5 to 11 mph.
Friday
Increasing clouds, with a high near 31. South wind 3 to 8 mph.
Friday Night
Cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around 21. South wind 5 to 14 mph becoming northwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 29 mph.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 23. Blustery, with a northwest wind 16 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 34 mph.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 10.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 23.
Sunday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 17.
Washington's Birthday
A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 33. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Monday Night
Snow likely. Cloudy, with a low around 30. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Tuesday
A chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 44. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Tuesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 31.
Wednesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 46.
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Point Forecast:
Alexandria VA
 38.83°N 77.09°W (Elev. 249 ft)
6:34 am EST Feb 11, 2016
9am EST Feb 11, 2016-6pm EST Feb 17, 2016
 
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