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

Hickory, Hickory Regional Airport (KHKY)

Lat: 35.84°NLon: -82.01°WElev: 1188ft.

Fair

32°F

0°C

Humidity 40%
Wind Speed NW 18 G 28 mph
Barometer 30.06 in (1017.5 mb)
Dewpoint 10°F (-12°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill21°F (-6°C)
Last update 13 Feb 2:53 am EST
Extended Forecast for

Little Switzerland NC

  • Overnight

    Overnight: A 30 percent chance of snow showers, mainly before 4am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18. Northwest wind around 17 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph.  Total nighttime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

    Chance Snow
    Showers

    Low: 18 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 26. Northwest wind 11 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 26 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 10. Northwest wind 5 to 9 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 10 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A 20 percent chance of snow after 3pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 29. Calm wind becoming south southeast around 6 mph in the morning.

    Mostly Cloudy
    then Slight
    Chance Snow

    High: 29 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A 50 percent chance of snow, mainly after 8pm.  Cloudy, with a low around 21. South southeast wind around 6 mph.

    Chance Snow

    Low: 21 °F

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: Snow and sleet before 3pm, then rain between 3pm and 5pm, then sleet after 5pm.  High near 33. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

    Snow Likely
    then Wintry
    Mix

    High: 33 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Rain, snow, and sleet before 3am, then rain or freezing rain likely between 3am and 5am, then freezing rain likely after 5am.  Low around 31. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

    Wintry Mix

    Low: 31 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A chance of rain or freezing rain before 9am, then a chance of rain and snow showers between 9am and 10am, then a chance of rain showers after 10am.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 44. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

    Chance Wintry
    Mix then
    Chance
    Showers

    High: 44 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: A chance of rain showers before 10pm, then a chance of rain and snow showers between 10pm and midnight, then a chance of snow showers after midnight.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Chance
    Rain/Snow
    then Chance
    Snow Showers

    Low: 29 °F

Detailed Forecast

Overnight
A 30 percent chance of snow showers, mainly before 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18. Northwest wind around 17 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph. Total nighttime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 26. Northwest wind 11 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 10. Northwest wind 5 to 9 mph.
Sunday
A 20 percent chance of snow after 3pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 29. Calm wind becoming south southeast around 6 mph in the morning.
Sunday Night
A 50 percent chance of snow, mainly after 8pm. Cloudy, with a low around 21. South southeast wind around 6 mph.
Washington's Birthday
Snow and sleet before 3pm, then rain between 3pm and 5pm, then sleet after 5pm. High near 33. Chance of precipitation is 90%.
Monday Night
Rain, snow, and sleet before 3am, then rain or freezing rain likely between 3am and 5am, then freezing rain likely after 5am. Low around 31. Chance of precipitation is 90%.
Tuesday
A chance of rain or freezing rain before 9am, then a chance of rain and snow showers between 9am and 10am, then a chance of rain showers after 10am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 44. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Tuesday Night
A chance of rain showers before 10pm, then a chance of rain and snow showers between 10pm and midnight, then a chance of snow showers after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Wednesday
A chance of snow showers before 9am, then a chance of rain showers between 9am and 10am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 46. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 26.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 49.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 29.
Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 54.
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Point Forecast:
Little Switzerland NC
 35.84°N 82.01°W (Elev. 1601 ft)
2:53 am EST Feb 13, 2016
3am EST Feb 13, 2016-6pm EST Feb 19, 2016
 
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