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

Minneapolis, Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (KMSP)

Lat: 44.95°NLon: -93.28°WElev: 840ft.

Fair

-1°F

-18°C

Humidity 62%
Wind Speed Calm
Barometer 30.64 in (1040.0 mb)
Dewpoint -11°F (-24°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 13 Feb 9:53 am CST
Extended Forecast for

Minneapolis MN

  • Today

    Today: Sunny, with a high near 9. Calm wind becoming south southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.

    Sunny

    High: 9 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Snow, mainly after 3am.  Low around 4. Wind chill values as low as -10. Southeast wind 5 to 15 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

    Mostly Cloudy
    then Snow

    Low: 4 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Snow.  High near 21. Southeast wind 10 to 15 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

    Snow then
    Snow Likely

    High: 21 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Snow likely, mainly before 7pm.  Cloudy, with a low around 17. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south southwest after midnight.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

    Snow Likely
    then Slight
    Chance Snow

    Low: 17 °F

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 32. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy

    High: 32 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A 20 percent chance of snow after 7pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21. West southwest wind around 5 mph becoming northwest after midnight.

    Slight Chance
    Snow

    Low: 21 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A 20 percent chance of snow before 7am.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 29. North northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Slight Chance
    Snow then
    Partly Sunny

    High: 29 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 9. North northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 9 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 24. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 24 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Sunny, with a high near 9. Calm wind becoming south southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Tonight
Snow, mainly after 3am. Low around 4. Wind chill values as low as -10. Southeast wind 5 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Sunday
Snow. High near 21. Southeast wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
Sunday Night
Snow likely, mainly before 7pm. Cloudy, with a low around 17. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south southwest after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Washington's Birthday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 32. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Monday Night
A 20 percent chance of snow after 7pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21. West southwest wind around 5 mph becoming northwest after midnight.
Tuesday
A 20 percent chance of snow before 7am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 29. North northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Tuesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 9. North northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 24. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 17. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 38. Southeast wind 10 to 15 mph.
Thursday Night
A 20 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32. South southeast wind 10 to 15 mph.
Friday
A slight chance of rain or freezing rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 43. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph becoming west northwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
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Point Forecast:
Minneapolis MN
 44.95°N 93.28°W (Elev. 886 ft)
8:39 am CST Feb 13, 2016
10am CST Feb 13, 2016-6pm CST Feb 19, 2016
 
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