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

Willmar Municipal Airport - John L. Rice Field (KBDH)

Lat: 45.13°NLon: -95.06°WElev: 1115ft.

Fair

-2°F

-19°C

Humidity 71%
Wind Speed NW 8 mph
Barometer 30.63 in
Dewpoint -9°F (-23°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill-17°F (-27°C)
Last update 13 Feb 12:35 am CST
Extended Forecast for

Willmar MN

  • Overnight

    Overnight: Mostly clear, with a low around -14. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: -14 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 9. Wind chill values as low as -19. Light and variable wind becoming southeast 5 to 10 mph in the morning.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 9 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Snow, mainly after 7pm.  Patchy blowing snow after 9pm. Temperature rising to around 13 by 5am. Wind chill values as low as -10. Breezy, with a southeast wind 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.

    Snow and
    Patchy
    Blowing Snow

    Low: 8 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Snow.  Patchy blowing snow before 8am. High near 23. Breezy, with a south southeast wind 10 to 20 mph becoming east northeast in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.

    Snow and
    Patchy
    Blowing Snow
    then Snow
    Likely

    High: 23 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 16. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming west southwest after midnight.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 16 °F

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: Partly sunny, with a high near 31. West wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 31 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A 20 percent chance of snow.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 17. West wind around 5 mph.

    Slight Chance
    Snow

    Low: 17 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A 20 percent chance of snow.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 24. North northwest wind 10 to 15 mph.

    Slight Chance
    Snow

    High: 24 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 3. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northeast after midnight.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 3 °F

Detailed Forecast

Overnight
Mostly clear, with a low around -14. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 9. Wind chill values as low as -19. Light and variable wind becoming southeast 5 to 10 mph in the morning.
Saturday Night
Snow, mainly after 7pm. Patchy blowing snow after 9pm. Temperature rising to around 13 by 5am. Wind chill values as low as -10. Breezy, with a southeast wind 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.
Sunday
Snow. Patchy blowing snow before 8am. High near 23. Breezy, with a south southeast wind 10 to 20 mph becoming east northeast in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.
Sunday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 16. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming west southwest after midnight.
Washington's Birthday
Partly sunny, with a high near 31. West wind 5 to 10 mph.
Monday Night
A 20 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 17. West wind around 5 mph.
Tuesday
A 20 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 24. North northwest wind 10 to 15 mph.
Tuesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 3. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northeast after midnight.
Wednesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 20. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southeast in the morning.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 12. Southeast wind around 10 mph.
Thursday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 33. Southeast wind 10 to 15 mph.
Thursday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25. Southeast wind 5 to 15 mph becoming west after midnight.
Friday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 35. Northwest wind 5 to 15 mph.
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Point Forecast:
Willmar MN
 45.13°N 95.06°W (Elev. 1135 ft)
11:39 pm CST Feb 12, 2016
12am CST Feb 13, 2016-6pm CST Feb 18, 2016
 
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