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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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Chapel Hill, Williams Airport (KIGX)

Lat: 35.92°NLon: -79.05°WElev: 509ft.

Fair

34°F

1°C

Humidity 44%
Wind Speed NW 8 mph
Barometer 30.05 in (1017.7 mb)
Dewpoint 14°F (-10°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill27°F (-3°C)
Last update 13 Feb 2:56 am EST
Extended Forecast for

Chapel Hill NC

  • Today

    Today: Sunny, with a high near 32. Northwest wind 8 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 32 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 13. North wind 6 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 13 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Increasing clouds, with a high near 32. North wind around 6 mph becoming light and variable.

    Increasing
    Clouds

    High: 32 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A chance of snow after 2am.  Cloudy, with a low around 23. Southeast wind 5 to 7 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 30%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

    Mostly Cloudy
    then Chance
    Snow

    Low: 23 °F

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: Snow, freezing rain, and sleet likely before 1pm, then rain or freezing rain likely between 1pm and 2pm, then a chance of rain after 2pm.  Cloudy, with a high near 36. Northeast wind 3 to 7 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow and sleet accumulation of less than one inch possible.

    Wintry Mix
    Likely

    High: 36 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Rain, mainly after 8pm. The rain could be heavy at times.  Low around 34. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

    Heavy Rain

    Low: 34 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Rain, mainly before 2pm. The rain could be heavy at times.  High near 51. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

    Heavy Rain

    High: 51 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: A chance of rain before 8pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 33. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Chance Rain
    then Mostly
    Cloudy

    Low: 33 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 53.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 53 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Sunny, with a high near 32. Northwest wind 8 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph.
Tonight
Mostly clear, with a low around 13. North wind 6 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.
Sunday
Increasing clouds, with a high near 32. North wind around 6 mph becoming light and variable.
Sunday Night
A chance of snow after 2am. Cloudy, with a low around 23. Southeast wind 5 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Washington's Birthday
Snow, freezing rain, and sleet likely before 1pm, then rain or freezing rain likely between 1pm and 2pm, then a chance of rain after 2pm. Cloudy, with a high near 36. Northeast wind 3 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow and sleet accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Monday Night
Rain, mainly after 8pm. The rain could be heavy at times. Low around 34. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Tuesday
Rain, mainly before 2pm. The rain could be heavy at times. High near 51. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Tuesday Night
A chance of rain before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 33. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 53.
Wednesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 32.
Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 51.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 32.
Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 56.
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Point Forecast:
Chapel Hill NC
 35.92°N 79.05°W (Elev. 404 ft)
10:52 pm EST Feb 12, 2016
4am EST Feb 13, 2016-6pm EST Feb 19, 2016
 
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