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

Lafayette, Purdue University Airport (KLAF)

Lat: 40.44°NLon: -86.91°WElev: 604ft.

Fair

15°F

-9°C

Humidity 53%
Wind Speed NW 15 G 23 mph
Barometer 30.37 in (1029.5 mb)
Dewpoint 1°F (-17°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill0°F (-18°C)
Last update 12 Feb 10:54 pm EST
Extended Forecast for

West Lafayette IN

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 2. Wind chill values as low as -13. Northwest wind 13 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 2 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Sunny and cold, with a high near 13. Wind chill values as low as -15. West northwest wind 9 to 13 mph.

    Cold

    High: 13 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Increasing clouds, with a low around 5. Wind chill values as low as -2. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

    Increasing
    Clouds

    Low: 5 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Snow likely, mainly after 10am.  Cloudy, with a high near 22. Wind chill values as low as -3. Southeast wind 6 to 13 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%.

    Snow Likely

    High: 22 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Snow likely, mainly before 1am.  Cloudy, with a low around 20. South southeast wind 8 to 10 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Snow Likely

    Low: 20 °F

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: A 20 percent chance of snow before 1pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 35.

    Slight Chance
    Snow

    High: 35 °F

  • Monday
    Night

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

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 22 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A 30 percent chance of snow.  Partly sunny, with a high near 38.

    Chance Snow

    High: 38 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: A 20 percent chance of snow.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 22.

    Slight Chance
    Snow

    Low: 22 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Mostly clear, with a low around 2. Wind chill values as low as -13. Northwest wind 13 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.
Saturday
Sunny and cold, with a high near 13. Wind chill values as low as -15. West northwest wind 9 to 13 mph.
Saturday Night
Increasing clouds, with a low around 5. Wind chill values as low as -2. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm.
Sunday
Snow likely, mainly after 10am. Cloudy, with a high near 22. Wind chill values as low as -3. Southeast wind 6 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Sunday Night
Snow likely, mainly before 1am. Cloudy, with a low around 20. South southeast wind 8 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Washington's Birthday
A 20 percent chance of snow before 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 35.
Monday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 22.
Tuesday
A 30 percent chance of snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 38.
Tuesday Night
A 20 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 22.
Wednesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 32.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 20.
Thursday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 41.
Thursday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 34.
Friday
A 20 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 53. Breezy.
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Point Forecast:
West Lafayette IN
 40.44°N 86.91°W (Elev. 699 ft)
11:15 pm EST Feb 12, 2016
11pm EST Feb 12, 2016-6pm EST Feb 19, 2016
 
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