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

Washington/Reagan National Airport, DC (KDCA)

Lat: 38.99°NLon: -77.12°WElev: 13ft.

Partly Cloudy

26°F

-3°C

Humidity 44%
Wind Speed W 10 G 23 mph
Barometer 29.98 in (1015.2 mb)
Dewpoint 7°F (-14°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill16°F (-9°C)
Last update 11 Feb 12:52 am EST
Extended Forecast for

Bethesda MD

  • Overnight

    Overnight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 18. West wind around 14 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 18 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 30. West wind 15 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 30 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 15. Northwest wind 5 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 15 °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: A slight chance of snow showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19. South wind 5 to 15 mph becoming northwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Slight Chance
    Snow Showers

    Low: 19 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 22. Blustery.

    Mostly Sunny
    and Blustery

    High: 22 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 7.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 7 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 23.

    Sunny

    High: 23 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

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

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 17 °F

Detailed Forecast

Overnight
Partly cloudy, with a low around 18. West wind around 14 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.
Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 30. West wind 15 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.
Thursday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 15. Northwest wind 5 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.
Friday
Increasing clouds, with a high near 31. South wind 3 to 8 mph.
Friday Night
A slight chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19. South wind 5 to 15 mph becoming northwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 22. Blustery.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 7.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 23.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 17.
Washington's Birthday
A chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 34. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Monday Night
A chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 29. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Tuesday
A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 45. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Tuesday Night
A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 31. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Wednesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 45.
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Point Forecast:
Bethesda MD
 38.99°N 77.12°W (Elev. 348 ft)
12:34 am EST Feb 11, 2016
1am EST Feb 11, 2016-6pm EST Feb 17, 2016
 
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