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

Chicopee Falls / Westover Air Force Base (KCEF)

Lat: 42.11°NLon: -72.53°WElev: 246ft.

Mostly Cloudy

15°F

-9°C

Humidity 43%
Wind Speed NW 18 mph
Barometer 29.92 in (1014.3 mb)
Dewpoint -3°F (-19°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill-2°F (-19°C)
Last update 13 Feb 11:58 am EST
Extended Forecast for

Springfield MA

Wind Chill Warning February 13, 04:00pm until February 14, 12:00pm
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Wind Chill Warning
  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Mostly sunny, with a temperature falling to around 6 by 5pm. Wind chill values as low as -15. Northwest wind 15 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 36 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 20 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around -7. Wind chill values as low as -29. Northwest wind 11 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 41 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: -7 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Sunny and cold, with a high near 8. Wind chill values as low as -32. Northwest wind 8 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.

    Cold

    High: 8 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around -6. Wind chill values as low as -15. Northwest wind around 6 mph becoming calm  in the evening.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: -6 °F

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: A chance of snow, mainly after 3pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 30. Calm wind becoming south around 6 mph in the morning.  Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Partly Sunny
    then Chance
    Snow

    High: 30 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Snow before midnight, then freezing rain.  Low around 23. Chance of precipitation is 100%.

    Snow then
    Freezing Rain

    Low: 23 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Rain, mainly before 4pm.  High near 47. Chance of precipitation is 100%.

    Rain then
    Rain Likely

    High: 47 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: A chance of rain, mixing with snow after 9pm, then gradually ending.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

    Chance
    Rain/Snow
    then Mostly
    Cloudy

    Low: 29 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 42.

    Mostly Cloudy

    High: 42 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Mostly sunny, with a temperature falling to around 6 by 5pm. Wind chill values as low as -15. Northwest wind 15 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 36 mph.
Tonight
Mostly clear, with a low around -7. Wind chill values as low as -29. Northwest wind 11 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 41 mph.
Sunday
Sunny and cold, with a high near 8. Wind chill values as low as -32. Northwest wind 8 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.
Sunday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around -6. Wind chill values as low as -15. Northwest wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Washington's Birthday
A chance of snow, mainly after 3pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 30. Calm wind becoming south around 6 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Monday Night
Snow before midnight, then freezing rain. Low around 23. Chance of precipitation is 100%.
Tuesday
Rain, mainly before 4pm. High near 47. Chance of precipitation is 100%.
Tuesday Night
A chance of rain, mixing with snow after 9pm, then gradually ending. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Wednesday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 42.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 19.
Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 30.
Thursday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 13.
Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 36.
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Point Forecast:
Springfield MA
 42.11°N 72.53°W (Elev. 197 ft)
12:00 pm EST Feb 13, 2016
12pm EST Feb 13, 2016-6pm EST Feb 19, 2016
 
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