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

Des Moines, Des Moines International Airport (KDSM)

Lat: 41.54°NLon: -93.66°WElev: 955ft.

Light Snow

19°F

-7°C

Humidity 74%
Wind Speed E 8 mph
Barometer 30.03 in (1018.4 mb)
Dewpoint 12°F (-11°C)
Visibility 9.00 mi
Wind Chill9°F (-13°C)
Last update 10 Feb 1:54 pm CST
Extended Forecast for

Des Moines International Airport IA

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Snow likely, mainly before 4pm.  Cloudy, with a high near 23. East wind around 10 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

    Snow Likely

    High: 23 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 7. Wind chill values as low as zero. Northeast wind 6 to 8 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 7 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Partly sunny, with a high near 22. Wind chill values as low as zero. North northeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm  in the morning.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 22 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: A 30 percent chance of snow, mainly after midnight.  Cloudy, with a steady temperature around 19. South wind around 6 mph becoming calm  after midnight.  New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

    Chance Snow

    Low: 19 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 24. Light and variable wind becoming north northwest 9 to 14 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 18 mph.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 24 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around -1.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: -1 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A 20 percent chance of snow.  Partly sunny, with a high near 14.

    Slight Chance
    Snow

    High: 14 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A 20 percent chance of snow.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 10.

    Slight Chance
    Snow

    Low: 10 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A 50 percent chance of snow.  Cloudy, with a high near 28.

    Chance Snow

    High: 28 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Snow likely, mainly before 4pm. Cloudy, with a high near 23. East wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
Tonight
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 7. Wind chill values as low as zero. Northeast wind 6 to 8 mph.
Thursday
Partly sunny, with a high near 22. Wind chill values as low as zero. North northeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the morning.
Thursday Night
A 30 percent chance of snow, mainly after midnight. Cloudy, with a steady temperature around 19. South wind around 6 mph becoming calm after midnight. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Friday
Partly sunny, with a high near 24. Light and variable wind becoming north northwest 9 to 14 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 18 mph.
Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around -1.
Saturday
A 20 percent chance of snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 14.
Saturday Night
A 20 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 10.
Sunday
A 50 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a high near 28.
Sunday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 22.
Washington's Birthday
Partly sunny, with a high near 38.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 28.
Tuesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 42.
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Point Forecast:
Des Moines International Airport IA
 41.54°N 93.66°W
11:26 am CST Feb 10, 2016
2pm CST Feb 10, 2016-6pm CST Feb 16, 2016
 
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