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

Asheville, Asheville Regional Airport (KAVL)

Lat: 35.8°NLon: -82.96°WElev: 2165ft.

Overcast

37°F

3°C

Humidity 70%
Wind Speed N 9 mph
Barometer 30.00 in (1016.8 mb)
Dewpoint 28°F (-2°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill30°F (-1°C)
Last update 12 Feb 4:54 pm EST
Extended Forecast for

Max Patch NC

Winter Weather Advisory until February 13, 06:00am
Wind Chill Advisory February 13, 12:00am until February 13, 12:00pm
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Winter Weather Advisory
Wind Chill Advisory
  •  
    Winter Weather Advisory until February 13, 06:00am

    NOW until
    6:00am Sat

    Winter Weather Advisory

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: A 50 percent chance of snow showers.  Cloudy, with a high near 30. Blustery, with a west northwest wind around 20 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph.  Total daytime snow accumulation of around an inch possible.

    Chance Snow
    Showers and
    Blustery

    High: 30 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Snow showers likely, mainly before 11pm.  Cloudy, with a low around 8. Wind chill values as low as -14. Windy, with a northwest wind 24 to 31 mph, with gusts as high as 55 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

    Snow Showers
    Likely and
    Windy

    Low: 8 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 12. Wind chill values as low as -14. Windy, with a north northwest wind 23 to 28 mph decreasing to 16 to 21 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 47 mph.

    Partly Sunny
    and Windy
    then Mostly
    Sunny

    High: 12 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 9. Wind chill values as low as -7. North northwest wind 6 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 9 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 26. West wind 6 to 10 mph becoming south in the afternoon.

    Mostly Cloudy

    High: 26 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A 50 percent chance of snow, mainly after 9pm.  Cloudy, with a low around 23.

    Chance Snow

    Low: 23 °F

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: Snow likely before 1pm, then rain.  High near 36. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

    Snow Likely
    then
    Rain/Snow

    High: 36 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Rain or freezing rain before 3am, then freezing rain between 3am and 4am, then snow after 4am.  Low around 29. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

    Rain then
    Wintry Mix

    Low: 29 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
A 50 percent chance of snow showers. Cloudy, with a high near 30. Blustery, with a west northwest wind around 20 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph. Total daytime snow accumulation of around an inch possible.
Tonight
Snow showers likely, mainly before 11pm. Cloudy, with a low around 8. Wind chill values as low as -14. Windy, with a northwest wind 24 to 31 mph, with gusts as high as 55 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 12. Wind chill values as low as -14. Windy, with a north northwest wind 23 to 28 mph decreasing to 16 to 21 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 47 mph.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 9. Wind chill values as low as -7. North northwest wind 6 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.
Sunday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 26. West wind 6 to 10 mph becoming south in the afternoon.
Sunday Night
A 50 percent chance of snow, mainly after 9pm. Cloudy, with a low around 23.
Washington's Birthday
Snow likely before 1pm, then rain. High near 36. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Monday Night
Rain or freezing rain before 3am, then freezing rain between 3am and 4am, then snow after 4am. Low around 29. Chance of precipitation is 90%.
Tuesday
Snow likely, mainly before 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 36. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Tuesday Night
A 30 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26.
Wednesday
A 30 percent chance of snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 36.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 26.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 44.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 32.
Friday
Sunny, with a high near 50.
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Point Forecast:
Max Patch NC
 35.8°N 82.96°W (Elev. 4022 ft)
3:05 pm EST Feb 12, 2016
5pm EST Feb 12, 2016-6pm EST Feb 19, 2016
 
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