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

Asheville, Asheville Regional Airport (KAVL)

Lat: 35.57°NLon: -82.54°WElev: 2165ft.

Fair

27°F

-3°C

Humidity 41%
Wind Speed NW 13 G 23 mph
Barometer 30.28 in (1026.7 mb)
Dewpoint 6°F (-14°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill16°F (-9°C)
Last update 13 Feb 11:54 am EST
Extended Forecast for

Asheville NC

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Mostly sunny, with a high near 25. North northwest wind around 17 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 25 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 12. North northwest wind 5 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 12 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A 20 percent chance of snow after 4pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 30. South southeast wind 3 to 8 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy
    then Slight
    Chance Snow

    High: 30 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A 50 percent chance of snow, mainly after 9pm.  Cloudy, with a low around 23. South southeast wind around 8 mph.  New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

    Chance Snow

    Low: 23 °F

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: Snow and sleet likely before noon, then sleet between noon and 2pm, then rain after 2pm.  High near 35. South southeast wind around 7 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 90%.

    Wintry Mix

    High: 35 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Rain before 4am, then rain or freezing rain likely.  Low around 32. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

    Rain then
    Rain/Freezing
    Rain

    Low: 32 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A chance of rain showers, snow showers, and freezing rain before 10am, then a chance of rain showers between 10am and 4pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 44. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

    Chance Wintry
    Mix then
    Chance
    Showers

    High: 44 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: A chance of rain showers before 10pm, then a chance of rain and snow showers between 10pm and midnight, then a chance of snow showers after midnight.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Chance
    Rain/Snow
    then Chance
    Snow Showers

    Low: 29 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: A 30 percent chance of snow showers before 8am.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 44.

    Chance Snow
    Showers then
    Mostly Sunny

    High: 44 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Mostly sunny, with a high near 25. North northwest wind around 17 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph.
Tonight
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 12. North northwest wind 5 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.
Sunday
A 20 percent chance of snow after 4pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 30. South southeast wind 3 to 8 mph.
Sunday Night
A 50 percent chance of snow, mainly after 9pm. Cloudy, with a low around 23. South southeast wind around 8 mph. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Washington's Birthday
Snow and sleet likely before noon, then sleet between noon and 2pm, then rain after 2pm. High near 35. South southeast wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.
Monday Night
Rain before 4am, then rain or freezing rain likely. Low around 32. Chance of precipitation is 90%.
Tuesday
A chance of rain showers, snow showers, and freezing rain before 10am, then a chance of rain showers between 10am and 4pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 44. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Tuesday Night
A chance of rain showers before 10pm, then a chance of rain and snow showers between 10pm and midnight, then a chance of snow showers after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Wednesday
A 30 percent chance of snow showers before 8am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 44.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 27.
Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 50.
Thursday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 31.
Friday
Sunny, with a high near 55.
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Point Forecast:
Asheville NC
 35.57°N 82.54°W (Elev. 1982 ft)
9:43 am EST Feb 13, 2016
12pm EST Feb 13, 2016-6pm EST Feb 19, 2016
 
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