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

Des Moines, Des Moines International Airport (KDSM)

Lat: 41.65°NLon: -93.74°WElev: 955ft.

Fair

3°F

-16°C

Humidity 72%
Wind Speed N 6 mph
Barometer 30.64 in (1039.8 mb)
Dewpoint -4°F (-20°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill-8°F (-22°C)
Last update 13 Feb 1:54 am CST
Extended Forecast for

Urbandale IA

  • Overnight

    Overnight: Partly cloudy, with a steady temperature around 1. Wind chill values as low as -10. North wind 5 to 7 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 1 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Increasing clouds, with a high near 13. Wind chill values as low as -10. Calm wind becoming southeast 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon.

    Increasing
    Clouds

    High: 13 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Snow, mainly after 9pm.  Temperature rising to around 17 by 4am. Wind chill values as low as zero. Southeast wind 8 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

    Snow

    Low: 13 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Snow, mainly before noon.  High near 32. Wind chill values as low as 5. South southeast wind 8 to 15 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 21 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

    Snow then
    Slight Chance
    Snow

    High: 32 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19. West northwest wind 6 to 8 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 19 °F

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 38.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 38 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A 20 percent chance of snow.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25.

    Slight Chance
    Snow

    Low: 25 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A 20 percent chance of snow.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 35. Breezy.

    Slight Chance
    Snow and
    Breezy

    High: 35 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 16.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 16 °F

Detailed Forecast

Overnight
Partly cloudy, with a steady temperature around 1. Wind chill values as low as -10. North wind 5 to 7 mph.
Saturday
Increasing clouds, with a high near 13. Wind chill values as low as -10. Calm wind becoming southeast 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon.
Saturday Night
Snow, mainly after 9pm. Temperature rising to around 17 by 4am. Wind chill values as low as zero. Southeast wind 8 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
Sunday
Snow, mainly before noon. High near 32. Wind chill values as low as 5. South southeast wind 8 to 15 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Sunday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19. West northwest wind 6 to 8 mph.
Washington's Birthday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 38.
Monday Night
A 20 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25.
Tuesday
A 20 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 35. Breezy.
Tuesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 16.
Wednesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 31.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 22.
Thursday
Partly sunny, with a high near 46.
Thursday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32.
Friday
Partly sunny, with a high near 48. Breezy.
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Point Forecast:
Urbandale IA
 41.65°N 93.74°W
12:26 am CST Feb 13, 2016
2am CST Feb 13, 2016-6pm CST Feb 19, 2016
 
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