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

Washington/Reagan National Airport, DC (KDCA)

Lat: 38.89°NLon: -77.02°WElev: 13ft.

Partly Cloudy

-4°C

24°F

Humidity 36%
Wind Speed NW 30 G 41 km/h
Barometer 1020.6 mb (30.14 in)
Dewpoint -17°C (1°F)
Visibility 16 km
Wind Chill-12°C (10°F)
Last update 11 Feb 9:52 am EST
Extended Forecast for

Washington DC

  • Today

    Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 1. West wind 8 to 13 km/h increasing to 21 to 26 km/h in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 45 km/h.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 1 °C

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around -8. Northwest wind 16 to 21 km/h decreasing to 10 to 15 km/h after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 35 km/h.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: -8 °C

  • Friday

    Friday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 0. South wind 8 to 13 km/h.

    Mostly Cloudy

    High: 0 °C

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around -7. South wind 10 to 15 km/h becoming northwest 16 to 21 km/h after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 45 km/h.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: -7 °C

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near -4. Blustery, with a northwest wind 27 to 34 km/h, with gusts as high as 55 km/h.

    Mostly Sunny
    and Blustery

    High: -4 °C

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around -12. Blustery.

    Partly Cloudy
    and Blustery
    then Partly
    Cloudy

    Low: -12 °C

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Sunny, with a high near -5.

    Sunny

    High: -5 °C

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around -8.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: -8 °C

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: A chance of snow after 8am.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 1. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Chance Snow

    High: 1 °C

Detailed Forecast

Today
Mostly sunny, with a high near 1. West wind 8 to 13 km/h increasing to 21 to 26 km/h in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 45 km/h.
Tonight
Mostly clear, with a low around -8. Northwest wind 16 to 21 km/h decreasing to 10 to 15 km/h after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 35 km/h.
Friday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 0. South wind 8 to 13 km/h.
Friday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around -7. South wind 10 to 15 km/h becoming northwest 16 to 21 km/h after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 45 km/h.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near -4. Blustery, with a northwest wind 27 to 34 km/h, with gusts as high as 55 km/h.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around -12. Blustery.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near -5.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around -8.
Washington's Birthday
A chance of snow after 8am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 1. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Monday Night
Snow likely, mainly after 8pm. Cloudy, with a low around -1. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Tuesday
Rain and snow likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 7. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Tuesday Night
A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around -1. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Wednesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 8.
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Point Forecast:
Washington DC
 38.89°N 77.02°W (Elev. 6 m)
9:34 am EST Feb 11, 2016
10am EST Feb 11, 2016-6pm EST Feb 17, 2016
 
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