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

Buffalo, Greater Buffalo International Airport (KBUF)

Lat: 42.77°NLon: -78.74°WElev: 709ft.

Light Snow

14°F

-10°C

Humidity 61%
Wind Speed W 13 G 24 mph
Barometer 30.07 in (1019.7 mb)
Dewpoint 3°F (-16°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill0°F (-18°C)
Last update 11 Feb 2:54 pm EST
Extended Forecast for

Orchard Park NY

Wind Chill Watch February 13, 04:00am until February 14, 11:00am
Lake Effect Snow Warning February 12, 04:00pm until February 13, 07:00am
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Wind Chill Watch
Lake Effect Snow Warning
  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Scattered snow showers.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 15. West wind around 17 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 30%. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

    Scattered
    Snow Showers

    High: 15 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Scattered snow showers between 11pm and midnight, then snow after midnight.  Low around 7. Wind chill values as low as -5. West wind 10 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

    Scattered
    Snow Showers
    then Snow

    Low: 7 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Scattered snow showers before 4pm, then snow, mainly after 4pm. The snow could be heavy at times.  Areas of blowing snow after 4pm. High near 23. Breezy, with a southwest wind 14 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

    Heavy Snow
    and Areas
    Blowing Snow

    High: 23 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Snow before 2am, then snow showers likely, mainly between 2am and 4am.  Areas of blowing snow before 9pm. Low around 0. Wind chill values as low as -15. West wind 13 to 18 mph becoming northwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 31 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 80%.

    Snow and
    Areas Blowing
    Snow

    Low: 0 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Snow showers likely, mainly after 7am.  Cloudy and cold, with a high near 4. Northwest wind 15 to 17 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Snow Showers
    Likely

    High: 4 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A chance of snow showers.  Cloudy, with a low around -5. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

    Chance Snow
    Showers

    Low: -5 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A chance of snow showers before noon.  Partly sunny, with a high near 12. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Chance Snow
    Showers then
    Mostly Sunny

    High: 12 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 5.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 5 °F

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: A chance of snow.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 31. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Chance Snow

    High: 31 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Scattered snow showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 15. West wind around 17 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Tonight
Scattered snow showers between 11pm and midnight, then snow after midnight. Low around 7. Wind chill values as low as -5. West wind 10 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
Friday
Scattered snow showers before 4pm, then snow, mainly after 4pm. The snow could be heavy at times. Areas of blowing snow after 4pm. High near 23. Breezy, with a southwest wind 14 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
Friday Night
Snow before 2am, then snow showers likely, mainly between 2am and 4am. Areas of blowing snow before 9pm. Low around 0. Wind chill values as low as -15. West wind 13 to 18 mph becoming northwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 31 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Saturday
Snow showers likely, mainly after 7am. Cloudy and cold, with a high near 4. Northwest wind 15 to 17 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Saturday Night
A chance of snow showers. Cloudy, with a low around -5. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Sunday
A chance of snow showers before noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 12. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Sunday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 5.
Washington's Birthday
A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 31. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Monday Night
A chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 26. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Tuesday
A chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 36. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Tuesday Night
A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Wednesday
A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 33. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Wednesday Night
A chance of snow showers. Cloudy, with a low around 21. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Thursday
Cloudy, with a high near 36.
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Point Forecast:
Orchard Park NY
 42.77°N 78.74°W (Elev. 879 ft)
1:10 pm EST Feb 11, 2016
3pm EST Feb 11, 2016-6pm EST Feb 18, 2016
 
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