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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Current conditions at

Fort Dodge (KFOD)

Lat: 42.5°NLon: -94.18°WElev: 1161ft.

Overcast

12°F

-11°C

Humidity 79%
Wind Speed E 10 mph
Barometer 30.06 in
Dewpoint 7°F (-14°C)
Visibility 5.00 mi
Wind Chill-1°F (-18°C)
Last update 10 Feb 11:35 am CST
Extended Forecast for

Fort Dodge IA

  • Today

    Today: Snow, mainly before 2pm.  High near 19. Wind chill values as low as zero. East wind around 10 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.

    Snow

    High: 19 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 1. Wind chill values as low as -10. Northeast wind 6 to 8 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 1 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 16. Wind chill values as low as -10. North northeast wind around 6 mph becoming calm.

    Mostly Cloudy

    High: 16 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: A 30 percent chance of snow, mainly after midnight.  Cloudy, with a steady temperature around 15. Wind chill values as low as 5. South wind around 6 mph becoming light and variable.  New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

    Chance Snow

    Low: 15 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 18. North wind 7 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 18 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around -7.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: -7 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A 20 percent chance of snow.  Partly sunny and cold, with a high near 9.

    Slight Chance
    Snow

    High: 9 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A 30 percent chance of snow.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 7.

    Chance Snow

    Low: 7 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A 50 percent chance of snow.  Cloudy, with a high near 24. Breezy.

    Chance Snow
    and Breezy

    High: 24 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Snow, mainly before 2pm. High near 19. Wind chill values as low as zero. East wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.
Tonight
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 1. Wind chill values as low as -10. Northeast wind 6 to 8 mph.
Thursday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 16. Wind chill values as low as -10. North northeast wind around 6 mph becoming calm.
Thursday Night
A 30 percent chance of snow, mainly after midnight. Cloudy, with a steady temperature around 15. Wind chill values as low as 5. South wind around 6 mph becoming light and variable. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Friday
Partly sunny, with a high near 18. North wind 7 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.
Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around -7.
Saturday
A 20 percent chance of snow. Partly sunny and cold, with a high near 9.
Saturday Night
A 30 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 7.
Sunday
A 50 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a high near 24. Breezy.
Sunday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18.
Washington's Birthday
Partly sunny, with a high near 33.
Monday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25.
Tuesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 37.
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Point Forecast:
Fort Dodge IA
 42.5°N 94.18°W
11:26 am CST Feb 10, 2016
11am CST Feb 10, 2016-6pm CST Feb 16, 2016
 
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