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

Rochester, Rochester International Airport (KRST)

Lat: 44.02°NLon: -92.49°WElev: 1316ft.

Mostly Cloudy

11°F

-12°C

Humidity 84%
Wind Speed NW 16 mph
Barometer 30.20 in (1025.6 mb)
Dewpoint 7°F (-14°C)
Visibility 8.00 mi
Wind Chill-6°F (-21°C)
Last update 12 Feb 5:54 am CST
Extended Forecast for

Rochester MN

Wind Chill Advisory February 12, 06:00pm until February 13, 09:00am
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Wind Chill Advisory
  • Today

    Today: Patchy blowing snow after 10am. Sunny, with a temperature falling to around 6 by 9am. Wind chill values as low as -14. Blustery, with a northwest wind 11 to 16 mph increasing to 17 to 22 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 32 mph.

    Patchy
    Blowing Snow
    and Blustery

    High: 8 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Patchy blowing snow before 7pm. Mostly clear, with a low around -14. Wind chill values as low as -26. Blustery, with a northwest wind 12 to 17 mph decreasing to 6 to 11 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.

    Patchy
    Blowing Snow
    and Blustery
    then Clear

    Low: -14 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 7. Wind chill values as low as -26. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming light and variable.

    Sunny

    High: 7 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Snow likely after 1am.  Increasing clouds, with a low around 1. Wind chill values as low as -15. South wind 5 to 13 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.

    Mostly Cloudy
    then Snow
    Likely

    Low: 1 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Snow.  High near 20. Breezy, with a south wind 14 to 18 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.

    Snow and
    Breezy

    High: 20 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Snow likely, mainly before 7pm.  Cloudy, with a low around 16. South wind 9 to 13 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

    Snow Likely
    then Chance
    Snow

    Low: 16 °F

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: A 30 percent chance of snow before 7am.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 30. West wind around 10 mph.

    Chance Snow
    then Mostly
    Cloudy

    High: 30 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19. West wind 7 to 10 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 19 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A 20 percent chance of snow after 7am.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 29. Southwest wind 8 to 11 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon.

    Slight Chance
    Snow

    High: 29 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Patchy blowing snow after 10am. Sunny, with a temperature falling to around 6 by 9am. Wind chill values as low as -14. Blustery, with a northwest wind 11 to 16 mph increasing to 17 to 22 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 32 mph.
Tonight
Patchy blowing snow before 7pm. Mostly clear, with a low around -14. Wind chill values as low as -26. Blustery, with a northwest wind 12 to 17 mph decreasing to 6 to 11 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 7. Wind chill values as low as -26. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming light and variable.
Saturday Night
Snow likely after 1am. Increasing clouds, with a low around 1. Wind chill values as low as -15. South wind 5 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.
Sunday
Snow. High near 20. Breezy, with a south wind 14 to 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.
Sunday Night
Snow likely, mainly before 7pm. Cloudy, with a low around 16. South wind 9 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Washington's Birthday
A 30 percent chance of snow before 7am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 30. West wind around 10 mph.
Monday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19. West wind 7 to 10 mph.
Tuesday
A 20 percent chance of snow after 7am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 29. Southwest wind 8 to 11 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon.
Tuesday Night
A 20 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 11. Northwest wind 9 to 11 mph.
Wednesday
A 20 percent chance of snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 22. Northwest wind 6 to 9 mph becoming east in the afternoon.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 15. South wind 7 to 14 mph.
Thursday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 32. Breezy, with a south wind around 16 mph.
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Point Forecast:
Rochester MN
 44.02°N 92.49°W
2:43 am CST Feb 12, 2016
6am CST Feb 12, 2016-6pm CST Feb 18, 2016
 
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