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 over western New York where up to two feet is forecast by late Thursday.
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Current conditions at

Billings, Billings Logan International Airport (KBIL)

Lat: 45.23°NLon: -107.93°WElev: 3648ft.

Partly Cloudy

59°F

15°C

Humidity 23%
Wind Speed NW 10 MPH
Barometer 30.08 in (1018.1 mb)
Dewpoint 21°F (-6°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 10 Feb 4:53 pm MST
Extended Forecast for

5 Miles S Fort Smith MT

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 42. West wind 11 to 17 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 42 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Partly sunny, with a high near 56. West northwest wind 16 to 21 mph.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 56 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: A chance of rain and snow showers after 11pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 38. West northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light north northwest  after midnight.  Chance of precipitation is 30%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

    Chance
    Rain/Snow

    Low: 38 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A chance of rain and snow showers before 11am, then a slight chance of rain showers.  Cloudy, with a high near 45. Light and variable wind becoming south southwest around 6 mph in the afternoon.  Chance of precipitation is 30%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

    Chance
    Rain/Snow
    then Slight
    Chance
    Showers

    High: 45 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 37. Southwest wind 7 to 11 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 37 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A 20 percent chance of showers.  Partly sunny, with a high near 50.

    Slight Chance
    Showers

    High: 50 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A chance of rain and snow showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

    Chance
    Rain/Snow

    Low: 32 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A 30 percent chance of showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 43.

    Chance
    Showers

    High: 43 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A chance of rain and snow showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 34. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Chance
    Rain/Snow

    Low: 34 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Partly cloudy, with a low around 42. West wind 11 to 17 mph.
Thursday
Partly sunny, with a high near 56. West northwest wind 16 to 21 mph.
Thursday Night
A chance of rain and snow showers after 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 38. West northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light north northwest after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
Friday
A chance of rain and snow showers before 11am, then a slight chance of rain showers. Cloudy, with a high near 45. Light and variable wind becoming south southwest around 6 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
Friday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 37. Southwest wind 7 to 11 mph.
Saturday
A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 50.
Saturday Night
A chance of rain and snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Sunday
A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 43.
Sunday Night
A chance of rain and snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 34. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
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A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 51.
Monday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 39.
Tuesday
A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 51.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 34.
Wednesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 51.
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Point Forecast:
5 Miles S Fort Smith MT
 45.23°N 107.93°W (Elev. 5194 ft)
3:06 pm MST Feb 10, 2016
5pm MST Feb 10, 2016-6pm MST Feb 17, 2016
 
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