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.
Read More...

Current conditions at

Ottumwa, Ottumwa Industrial Airport (KOTM)

Lat: 41.02°NLon: -92.42°WElev: 846ft.

Overcast

23°F

-5°C

Humidity 60%
Wind Speed SE 7 mph
Barometer 30.26 in (1026.1 mb)
Dewpoint 11°F (-12°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill15°F (-9°C)
Last update 11 Feb 4:53 pm CST
Extended Forecast for

Ottumwa IA

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: A 20 percent chance of snow.  Cloudy, with a high near 25. Light south southeast wind.

    Slight Chance
    Snow

    High: 25 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Snow, mainly before 1am.  Low around 17. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm  after midnight.  Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.

    Snow then
    Snow Likely

    Low: 17 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a temperature rising to near 24 by noon, then falling to around 14 during the remainder of the day. Wind chill values as low as -5. Blustery, with a north northwest wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 28 mph.

    Gradual
    Clearing and
    Blustery

    High: 24 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around -2. Wind chill values as low as -15. Blustery, with a north northwest wind 7 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.

    Mostly Clear
    and Blustery
    then Mostly
    Clear

    Low: -2 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 14. North northwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming light and variable  in the afternoon.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 14 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A 40 percent chance of snow, mainly after midnight.  Cloudy, with a low around 11.

    Chance Snow

    Low: 11 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Snow likely.  Cloudy, with a high near 29. Breezy.  Chance of precipitation is 70%.

    Snow Likely
    and Breezy

    High: 29 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A 20 percent chance of snow.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18.

    Slight Chance
    Snow

    Low: 18 °F

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: Partly sunny, with a high near 36.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 36 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
A 20 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a high near 25. Light south southeast wind.
Tonight
Snow, mainly before 1am. Low around 17. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.
Friday
Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a temperature rising to near 24 by noon, then falling to around 14 during the remainder of the day. Wind chill values as low as -5. Blustery, with a north northwest wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 28 mph.
Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around -2. Wind chill values as low as -15. Blustery, with a north northwest wind 7 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.
Saturday
Partly sunny, with a high near 14. North northwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming light and variable in the afternoon.
Saturday Night
A 40 percent chance of snow, mainly after midnight. Cloudy, with a low around 11.
Sunday
Snow likely. Cloudy, with a high near 29. Breezy. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Sunday Night
A 20 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18.
Washington's Birthday
Partly sunny, with a high near 36.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 22.
Tuesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 38.
Tuesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24.
Wednesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 37.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 47. Breezy.
Click Map For Forecast
Point Forecast:
Ottumwa IA
 41.02°N 92.42°W
3:56 pm CST Feb 11, 2016
5pm CST Feb 11, 2016-6pm CST Feb 18, 2016
 
Get as KML Get as XML

Additional Resources

Radar & Satellite Image

Link to Local Radar Data Link to Satellite Data

Hourly Weather Forecast

National Digital Forecast Database