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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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Iowa City, Iowa City Municipal Airport (KIOW)

Lat: 41.66°NLon: -91.35°WElev: 666ft.

Partly Cloudy

21°F

-6°C

Humidity 65%
Wind Speed NW 20 G 26 mph
Barometer 30.33 in (1028.1 mb)
Dewpoint 11°F (-12°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill6°F (-14°C)
Last update 12 Feb 9:52 am CST
Extended Forecast for

West Branch IA

  • Today

    Today: Sunny, with a temperature rising to near 20 by noon, then falling to around 13 during the remainder of the day. Wind chill values as low as -5. Blustery, with a northwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

    Mostly Sunny
    then Sunny
    and Blustery

    High: 20 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around -6. Wind chill values as low as -20. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: -6 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 12. Wind chill values as low as -20. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the afternoon.

    Sunny

    High: 12 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Snow likely after midnight.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 8. Wind chill values as low as -5. Southeast wind 5 to 15 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.

    Mostly Cloudy
    then Snow
    Likely

    Low: 8 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Snow.  High near 24. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of around 2 inches.

    Snow

    High: 24 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A 30 percent chance of snow.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 16.

    Chance Snow

    Low: 16 °F

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: Partly sunny, with a high near 35.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 35 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 22.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 22 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A 20 percent chance of snow.  Partly sunny, with a high near 35.

    Slight Chance
    Snow

    High: 35 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Sunny, with a temperature rising to near 20 by noon, then falling to around 13 during the remainder of the day. Wind chill values as low as -5. Blustery, with a northwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Tonight
Mostly clear, with a low around -6. Wind chill values as low as -20. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 12. Wind chill values as low as -20. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the afternoon.
Saturday Night
Snow likely after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 8. Wind chill values as low as -5. Southeast wind 5 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.
Sunday
Snow. High near 24. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of around 2 inches.
Sunday Night
A 30 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 16.
Washington's Birthday
Partly sunny, with a high near 35.
Monday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 22.
Tuesday
A 20 percent chance of snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 35.
Tuesday Night
A 20 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 17.
Wednesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 30.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19.
Thursday
Partly sunny, with a high near 41.
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Point Forecast:
West Branch IA
 41.66°N 91.35°W (Elev. 797 ft)
9:59 am CST Feb 12, 2016
10am CST Feb 12, 2016-6pm CST Feb 18, 2016
 
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