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

Columbia, Columbia Regional Airport (KCOU)

Lat: 38.95°NLon: -92.32°WElev: 889ft.

Overcast

-7°C

19°F

Humidity 43%
Wind Speed E 11 km/h
Barometer 1034.1 mb (30.50 in)
Dewpoint -18°C (0°F)
Visibility 16 km
Wind Chill-12°C (10°F)
Last update 13 Feb 2:54 pm CST
Extended Forecast for

Columbia MO

Winter Weather Advisory February 14, 12:00am until February 14, 06:00pm
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Winter Weather Advisory
  • Tonight

    Tonight: Snow likely, mainly after 5am.  Cloudy, with a low around -7. Southeast wind 14 to 23 km/h.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. Total nighttime snow accumulation of less than a half centimeter possible.

    Slight Chance
    Snow then
    Snow Likely

    Low: -7 °C

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Snow likely before noon, then a slight chance of drizzle or freezing drizzle between noon and 2pm, then a slight chance of drizzle after 2pm.  Cloudy, with a high near 3. South wind 14 to 24 km/h.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. Little or no ice accumulation expected.  New snow accumulation of around a centimeter possible.

    Snow Likely
    then Slight
    Chance
    Drizzle/Freezing
    Drizzle

    High: 3 °C

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around -2. Southwest wind 10 to 13 km/h.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: -2 °C

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: Partly sunny, with a high near 8. Southwest wind 8 to 10 km/h becoming west in the afternoon.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 8 °C

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A chance of rain and snow after midnight.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 1. West wind 5 to 13 km/h becoming south in the evening.  Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Partly Cloudy
    then Chance
    Rain/Snow

    Low: 1 °C

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A chance of rain and snow before 10am, then a chance of rain.  Partly sunny, with a high near 9. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Chance
    Rain/Snow
    then Chance
    Rain

    High: 9 °C

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around -3.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: -3 °C

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 9.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 9 °C

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 2.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 2 °C

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Snow likely, mainly after 5am. Cloudy, with a low around -7. Southeast wind 14 to 23 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Total nighttime snow accumulation of less than a half centimeter possible.
Sunday
Snow likely before noon, then a slight chance of drizzle or freezing drizzle between noon and 2pm, then a slight chance of drizzle after 2pm. Cloudy, with a high near 3. South wind 14 to 24 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Little or no ice accumulation expected. New snow accumulation of around a centimeter possible.
Sunday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around -2. Southwest wind 10 to 13 km/h.
Washington's Birthday
Partly sunny, with a high near 8. Southwest wind 8 to 10 km/h becoming west in the afternoon.
Monday Night
A chance of rain and snow after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 1. West wind 5 to 13 km/h becoming south in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Tuesday
A chance of rain and snow before 10am, then a chance of rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 9. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around -3.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 9.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 2.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 17.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 8.
Friday
A 20 percent chance of rain. Mostly sunny, with a high near 18. Breezy.
Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 3.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 12.
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Point Forecast:
Columbia MO
 38.95°N 92.32°W (Elev. 237 m)
1:40 pm CST Feb 13, 2016
3pm CST Feb 13, 2016-6pm CST Feb 20, 2016
 
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