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

Ames, Ames Municipal Airport (KAMW)

Lat: 42°NLon: -93.59°WElev: 945ft.

Overcast

15°F

-9°C

Humidity 91%
Wind Speed E 3 mph
Barometer 30.24 in (1025.7 mb)
Dewpoint 13°F (-11°C)
Visibility 7.00 mi
Last update 11 Feb 9:53 pm CST
Extended Forecast for

2 Miles NE Ames Municipal Airport IA

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Snow likely, mainly before 1am.  Cloudy, with a low around 12. Wind chill values as low as zero. Light and variable wind becoming northwest 5 to 8 mph after midnight.  Chance of precipitation is 70%. Total nighttime snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

    Snow Likely
    then Chance
    Snow

    Low: 12 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a temperature rising to near 17 by 10am, then falling to around 8 during the remainder of the day. Wind chill values as low as -10. Windy, with a north northwest wind 8 to 13 mph increasing to 16 to 21 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 28 mph.

    Decreasing
    Clouds and
    Windy

    High: 17 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around -8. Wind chill values as low as -20. North northwest wind 7 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: -8 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 11. Wind chill values as low as -25. North northwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming south southeast in the afternoon.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 11 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Snow, mainly after midnight.  Areas of blowing snow. Low around 9. Southeast wind 6 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.

    Snow and
    Areas Blowing
    Snow

    Low: 9 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Snow.  High near 26. Breezy.  Chance of precipitation is 80%.

    Snow and
    Breezy

    High: 26 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A 20 percent chance of snow.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18.

    Slight Chance
    Snow

    Low: 18 °F

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: A 20 percent chance of snow.  Partly sunny, with a high near 33.

    Slight Chance
    Snow

    High: 33 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 20.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 20 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Snow likely, mainly before 1am. Cloudy, with a low around 12. Wind chill values as low as zero. Light and variable wind becoming northwest 5 to 8 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Total nighttime snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Friday
Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a temperature rising to near 17 by 10am, then falling to around 8 during the remainder of the day. Wind chill values as low as -10. Windy, with a north northwest wind 8 to 13 mph increasing to 16 to 21 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 28 mph.
Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around -8. Wind chill values as low as -20. North northwest wind 7 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.
Saturday
Partly sunny, with a high near 11. Wind chill values as low as -25. North northwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming south southeast in the afternoon.
Saturday Night
Snow, mainly after midnight. Areas of blowing snow. Low around 9. Southeast wind 6 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.
Sunday
Snow. High near 26. Breezy. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Sunday Night
A 20 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18.
Washington's Birthday
A 20 percent chance of snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 33.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 20.
Tuesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 35.
Tuesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21.
Wednesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 31.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21.
Thursday
Partly sunny, with a high near 41. Breezy.
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Point Forecast:
2 Miles NE Ames Municipal Airport IA
 42°N 93.59°W
9:42 pm CST Feb 11, 2016
10pm CST Feb 11, 2016-6pm CST Feb 18, 2016
 
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