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

Roanoke, Roanoke Regional Airport (KROA)

Lat: 37.34°NLon: -79.97°WElev: 1175ft.

Mostly Cloudy

30°F

-1°C

Humidity 56%
Wind Speed SE 6 mph
Barometer 30.00 in (1017.0 mb)
Dewpoint 16°F (-9°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill24°F (-4°C)
Last update 12 Feb 2:54 pm EST
Extended Forecast for

Roanoke Regional Airport VA

Wind Chill Advisory February 12, 11:00pm until February 14, 10:00am
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Wind Chill Advisory
  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: A slight chance of snow showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 35. Southwest wind around 7 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Slight Chance
    Snow Showers

    High: 35 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A slight chance of snow showers before 9pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 15. West wind 7 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Slight Chance
    Snow Showers
    then Mostly
    Cloudy

    Low: 15 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 23. Wind chill values as low as -1. Northwest wind around 18 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 23 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 10. Northwest wind 7 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 10 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 27. Northwest wind around 6 mph becoming light and variable.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 27 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A chance of snow after 1am.  Cloudy, with a low around 20. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Cloudy then
    Chance Snow

    Low: 20 °F

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: Snow likely.  Cloudy, with a high near 31. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Snow Likely

    High: 31 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Snow.  Low around 28. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

    Snow

    Low: 28 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Snow likely before 9am, then rain and snow likely between 9am and 10am, then rain likely after 10am.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 42. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

    Rain/Snow
    Likely then
    Rain Likely

    High: 42 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
A slight chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 35. Southwest wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Tonight
A slight chance of snow showers before 9pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 15. West wind 7 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 23. Wind chill values as low as -1. Northwest wind around 18 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 10. Northwest wind 7 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.
Sunday
Partly sunny, with a high near 27. Northwest wind around 6 mph becoming light and variable.
Sunday Night
A chance of snow after 1am. Cloudy, with a low around 20. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Washington's Birthday
Snow likely. Cloudy, with a high near 31. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Monday Night
Snow. Low around 28. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Tuesday
Snow likely before 9am, then rain and snow likely between 9am and 10am, then rain likely after 10am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 42. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Tuesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28.
Wednesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 46.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 31.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 47.
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Point Forecast:
Roanoke Regional Airport VA
 37.34°N 79.97°W (Elev. 1099 ft)
2:30 pm EST Feb 12, 2016
3pm EST Feb 12, 2016-6pm EST Feb 18, 2016
 
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