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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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Columbus, Ohio State University Airport (KOSU)

Lat: 40.18°NLon: -83°WElev: 902ft.

Mostly Cloudy

-10°C

14°F

Humidity 51%
Wind Speed W 22 km/h
Barometer 1033.2 mb (30.46 in)
Dewpoint -18°C (-1°F)
Visibility 16 km
Wind Chill-18°C (-1°F)
Last update 13 Feb 3:53 pm EST
Extended Forecast for

Lewis Center OH

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Occasional flurries with a slight chance of snow showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near -10. Wind chill values as low as -18. Northwest wind around 18 km/h.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Slight Chance
    Snow Showers

    High: -10 °C

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Occasional flurries with a slight chance of snow showers before 9pm, then scattered flurries between 9pm and 10pm.  Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around -16. West wind 6 to 11 km/h becoming light northwest  after midnight.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Slight Chance
    Snow Showers
    then Mostly
    Clear

    Low: -16 °C

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Snow likely, mainly after 5pm.  Increasing clouds, with a high near -7. Light east wind becoming southeast 11 to 16 km/h in the morning.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half centimeter possible.

    Mostly Sunny
    then Snow
    Likely

    High: -7 °C

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Snow, mainly before 4am.  Low around -7. Southeast wind 14 to 16 km/h.  Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 centimeters possible.

    Snow

    Low: -7 °C

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: A chance of snow before 1pm, then a chance of rain and snow.  Cloudy, with a high near 2. South wind 16 to 21 km/h.  Chance of precipitation is 50%. New snow accumulation of less than one centimeter possible.

    Chance Snow
    then Chance
    Rain/Snow

    High: 2 °C

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A chance of rain and snow before 10pm, then a chance of snow.  Cloudy, with a low around -1. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New snow accumulation of less than one centimeter possible.

    Chance
    Rain/Snow
    then Chance
    Snow

    Low: -1 °C

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A chance of rain after 3pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 3. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Mostly Cloudy
    then Chance
    Rain

    High: 3 °C

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Rain likely before 1am, then snow likely.  Cloudy, with a low around -2. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Rain Likely
    then
    Rain/Snow
    Likely

    Low: -2 °C

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 1.

    Mostly Cloudy

    High: 1 °C

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Occasional flurries with a slight chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near -10. Wind chill values as low as -18. Northwest wind around 18 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Tonight
Occasional flurries with a slight chance of snow showers before 9pm, then scattered flurries between 9pm and 10pm. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around -16. West wind 6 to 11 km/h becoming light northwest after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Sunday
Snow likely, mainly after 5pm. Increasing clouds, with a high near -7. Light east wind becoming southeast 11 to 16 km/h in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half centimeter possible.
Sunday Night
Snow, mainly before 4am. Low around -7. Southeast wind 14 to 16 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 centimeters possible.
Washington's Birthday
A chance of snow before 1pm, then a chance of rain and snow. Cloudy, with a high near 2. South wind 16 to 21 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New snow accumulation of less than one centimeter possible.
Monday Night
A chance of rain and snow before 10pm, then a chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around -1. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New snow accumulation of less than one centimeter possible.
Tuesday
A chance of rain after 3pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 3. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Tuesday Night
Rain likely before 1am, then snow likely. Cloudy, with a low around -2. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Wednesday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 1.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around -9.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 0.
Thursday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around -4.
Friday
A chance of rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 11. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Friday Night
A chance of rain. Cloudy, with a low around 4. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Saturday
Partly sunny, with a high near 7.
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Point Forecast:
Lewis Center OH
 40.18°N 83°W (Elev. 282 m)
3:40 pm EST Feb 13, 2016
4pm EST Feb 13, 2016-6pm EST Feb 20, 2016
 
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