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

Columbia, Columbia Regional Airport (KCOU)

Lat: 38.95°NLon: -92.32°WElev: 889ft.

Partly Cloudy

33°F

1°C

Humidity 64%
Wind Speed NW 18 G 29 mph
Barometer 30.36 in (1028.9 mb)
Dewpoint 22°F (-6°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill22°F (-6°C)
Last update 12 Feb 12:54 pm CST
Extended Forecast for

Columbia MO

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Partly sunny, with a high near 32. North wind 15 to 18 mph.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 32 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 5. North wind 8 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 5 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A 20 percent chance of snow after 1pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 22. North wind 5 to 8 mph becoming east in the afternoon.

    Mostly Cloudy
    then Slight
    Chance Snow

    High: 22 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A 50 percent chance of snow, mainly after 7pm.  Cloudy, with a low around 16. East wind 8 to 13 mph.

    Chance Snow

    Low: 16 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Snow likely before 4pm, then a chance of rain and snow.  Cloudy, with a high near 36. Southeast wind 10 to 14 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

    Snow Likely
    then
    Rain/Snow
    Likely

    High: 36 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A chance of rain and snow before 7pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Chance
    Rain/Snow
    then Mostly
    Cloudy

    Low: 28 °F

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: Partly sunny, with a high near 46.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 46 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 30.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 30 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 50.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 50 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Partly sunny, with a high near 32. North wind 15 to 18 mph.
Tonight
Partly cloudy, with a low around 5. North wind 8 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.
Saturday
A 20 percent chance of snow after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 22. North wind 5 to 8 mph becoming east in the afternoon.
Saturday Night
A 50 percent chance of snow, mainly after 7pm. Cloudy, with a low around 16. East wind 8 to 13 mph.
Sunday
Snow likely before 4pm, then a chance of rain and snow. Cloudy, with a high near 36. Southeast wind 10 to 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Sunday Night
A chance of rain and snow before 7pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Washington's Birthday
Partly sunny, with a high near 46.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 30.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 50.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 28.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 48.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 32.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 58.
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Point Forecast:
Columbia MO
 38.95°N 92.32°W (Elev. 778 ft)
12:39 pm CST Feb 12, 2016
1pm CST Feb 12, 2016-6pm CST Feb 18, 2016
 
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