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 over western New York where up to two feet is forecast by late Thursday.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Alpena, Alpena County Regional Airport (KAPN)

Lat: 45.06°NLon: -83.43°WElev: 689ft.

Overcast

5°F

-15°C

Humidity 76%
Wind Speed W 6 mph
Barometer 30.01 in (1017.9 mb)
Dewpoint -1°F (-18°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill-6°F (-21°C)
Last update 11 Feb 2:54 am EST
Extended Forecast for

Alpena MI

  • Overnight

    Overnight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 1. Wind chill values as low as -12. Northwest wind around 10 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 1 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Snow showers likely between 7am and 1pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 16. Wind chill values as low as -15. Northwest wind around 10 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

    Snow Showers
    Likely

    High: 16 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: A 40 percent chance of snow showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 11. West wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Chance Snow
    Showers

    Low: 11 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Snow showers.  Areas of blowing snow. High near 17. Wind chill values as low as -6. West wind 10 to 15 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon.  Chance of precipitation is 80%.

    Snow Showers
    and Areas
    Blowing Snow

    High: 17 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Snow showers.  Areas of blowing snow. Low around -5. North wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 80%.

    Snow Showers
    and Areas
    Blowing Snow

    Low: -5 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Snow showers likely.  Mostly cloudy and cold, with a high near 4. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Snow Showers
    Likely

    High: 4 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Scattered snow showers.  Partly cloudy, with a low around -8. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Scattered
    Snow Showers

    Low: -8 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 13.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 13 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 7.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 7 °F

Detailed Forecast

Overnight
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 1. Wind chill values as low as -12. Northwest wind around 10 mph.
Thursday
Snow showers likely between 7am and 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 16. Wind chill values as low as -15. Northwest wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Thursday Night
A 40 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 11. West wind 5 to 10 mph.
Friday
Snow showers. Areas of blowing snow. High near 17. Wind chill values as low as -6. West wind 10 to 15 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Friday Night
Snow showers. Areas of blowing snow. Low around -5. North wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Saturday
Snow showers likely. Mostly cloudy and cold, with a high near 4. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Saturday Night
Scattered snow showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around -8. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 13.
Sunday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 7.
Washington's Birthday
A chance of snow showers. Cloudy, with a high near 25.
Monday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19.
Tuesday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 31.
Tuesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 17.
Wednesday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 26.
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Point Forecast:
Alpena MI
 45.06°N 83.43°W (Elev. 594 ft)
3:23 am EST Feb 11, 2016
3am EST Feb 11, 2016-6pm EST Feb 17, 2016
 
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