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

Benson Municipal Airport (KBBB)

Lat: 45.32°NLon: -95.61°WElev: 1030ft.

Light Snow

16°F

-9°C

Humidity 67%
Wind Speed Calm
Barometer 30.18 in
Dewpoint 7°F (-14°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 11 Feb 3:14 pm CST
Extended Forecast for

Benson MN

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Cloudy, with a high near 17. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

    Cloudy

    High: 17 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Cloudy during the early evening, then gradual clearing, with a low around 1. Wind chill values as low as -11. Light and variable wind becoming north northwest 5 to 10 mph after midnight.

    Gradual
    Clearing

    Low: 1 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Sunny and cold, with a high near 5. Wind chill values as low as -19. Blustery, with a north northwest wind 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

    Sunny then
    Sunny and
    Blustery

    High: 5 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around -17. Wind chill values as low as -25. North northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light  after midnight.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: -17 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Increasing clouds, with a high near 8. Light and variable wind becoming southeast 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

    Increasing
    Clouds

    High: 8 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Snow likely, mainly after midnight.  Patchy blowing snow after midnight. Cloudy, with a temperature falling to near 4 by 9pm, then rising to around 10 during the remainder of the night. Breezy, with a south southeast wind 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

    Snow Likely
    and Patchy
    Blowing Snow

    Low: 4 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Snow likely, mainly before noon.  Patchy blowing snow before noon. Cloudy, with a high near 21. South wind 10 to 15 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Snow Likely
    and Patchy
    Blowing Snow

    High: 21 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 13. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west after midnight.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 13 °F

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: Partly sunny, with a high near 31. West northwest wind around 10 mph.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 31 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Cloudy, with a high near 17. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm.
Tonight
Cloudy during the early evening, then gradual clearing, with a low around 1. Wind chill values as low as -11. Light and variable wind becoming north northwest 5 to 10 mph after midnight.
Friday
Sunny and cold, with a high near 5. Wind chill values as low as -19. Blustery, with a north northwest wind 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around -17. Wind chill values as low as -25. North northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light after midnight.
Saturday
Increasing clouds, with a high near 8. Light and variable wind becoming southeast 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.
Saturday Night
Snow likely, mainly after midnight. Patchy blowing snow after midnight. Cloudy, with a temperature falling to near 4 by 9pm, then rising to around 10 during the remainder of the night. Breezy, with a south southeast wind 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
Sunday
Snow likely, mainly before noon. Patchy blowing snow before noon. Cloudy, with a high near 21. South wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Sunday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 13. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west after midnight.
Washington's Birthday
Partly sunny, with a high near 31. West northwest wind around 10 mph.
Monday Night
A 20 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southeast after midnight.
Tuesday
A 20 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 32. East southeast wind around 5 mph becoming north northeast in the afternoon.
Tuesday Night
A 20 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18. North northeast wind 5 to 15 mph becoming east in the evening.
Wednesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 33. Northeast wind 10 to 15 mph becoming southeast in the morning.
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Point Forecast:
Benson MN
 45.32°N 95.61°W (Elev. 1043 ft)
1:39 pm CST Feb 11, 2016
3pm CST Feb 11, 2016-6pm CST Feb 17, 2016
 
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