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

Portland, Portland International Jetport (KPWM)

Lat: 43.66°NLon: -70.27°WElev: 72ft.

Mostly Cloudy

20°F

-7°C

Humidity 32%
Wind Speed Calm
Barometer 30.04 in (1017.5 mb)
Dewpoint -5°F (-21°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 12 Feb 1:51 pm EST
Extended Forecast for

Portland ME

Wind Chill Advisory February 14, 12:00am until February 14, 10:00am
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Wind Chill Advisory
  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Mostly sunny, with a high near 19. Southwest wind around 10 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 19 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 15. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 15 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A 30 percent chance of snow showers after 4pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 20. Wind chill values as low as -2. Blustery, with a northwest wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 20 to 25 mph in the afternoon.

    Blustery.
    Mostly Cloudy
    then Chance
    Snow Showers

    High: 20 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A 30 percent chance of snow showers before 1am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around -4. Wind chill values as low as -23. Blustery, with a northwest wind around 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

    Chance Snow
    Showers and
    Blustery

    Low: -4 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Mostly sunny and cold, with a high near 9. Northwest wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

    Cold

    High: 9 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 2.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 2 °F

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 25.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 25 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Snow likely, mainly after 3am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Snow Likely

    Low: 23 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Rain and snow, becoming all rain after 7am.  High near 43. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

    Rain/Snow
    then Rain

    High: 43 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Mostly sunny, with a high near 19. Southwest wind around 10 mph.
Tonight
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 15. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph.
Saturday
A 30 percent chance of snow showers after 4pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 20. Wind chill values as low as -2. Blustery, with a northwest wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 20 to 25 mph in the afternoon.
Saturday Night
A 30 percent chance of snow showers before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around -4. Wind chill values as low as -23. Blustery, with a northwest wind around 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Sunday
Mostly sunny and cold, with a high near 9. Northwest wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Sunday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 2.
Washington's Birthday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 25.
Monday Night
Snow likely, mainly after 3am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Tuesday
Rain and snow, becoming all rain after 7am. High near 43. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Tuesday Night
Showers. Low around 32. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Wednesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 42.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 17.
Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 27.
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Point Forecast:
Portland ME
 43.66°N 70.27°W (Elev. 7 ft)
2:07 pm EST Feb 12, 2016
2pm EST Feb 12, 2016-6pm EST Feb 18, 2016
 
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