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

Altoona, Altoona-Blair County Airport (KAOO)

Lat: 40.31°NLon: -78.11°WElev: 1503ft.

Mostly Cloudy and Breezy

15°F

-9°C

Humidity 56%
Wind Speed NW 22 G 28 mph
Barometer 30.12 in (1022.8 mb)
Dewpoint 2°F (-17°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill-3°F (-19°C)
Last update 11 Feb 5:53 pm EST
Extended Forecast for

3 Miles ESE Entriken PA

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Scattered snow showers before 7pm.  Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 9. West wind 9 to 14 mph becoming light southwest  after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 23 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 50%. Total nighttime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

    Scattered
    Snow Showers
    then Mostly
    Clear

    Low: 9 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A chance of snow showers after 1pm.  Increasing clouds, with a high near 23. Calm wind becoming southwest 5 to 8 mph in the morning.  Chance of precipitation is 40%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

    Partly Sunny
    then Chance
    Snow Showers

    High: 23 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A chance of snow showers. The snow could be heavy at times. Some thunder is also possible.  Cloudy, with a low around 4. Wind chill values as low as -10. Southwest wind 6 to 11 mph increasing to 12 to 17 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 50%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

    Heavy Snow

    Low: 4 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Scattered snow showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 12. Wind chill values as low as -15. Northwest wind around 18 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Scattered
    Snow Showers

    High: 12 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 0. Northwest wind 11 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 0 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 15.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 15 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A chance of snow.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 9. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Chance Snow

    Low: 9 °F

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: A chance of snow.  Cloudy, with a high near 28. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

    Chance Snow

    High: 28 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Snow likely.  Cloudy, with a low around 22. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

    Snow Likely

    Low: 22 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Scattered snow showers before 7pm. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 9. West wind 9 to 14 mph becoming light southwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. Total nighttime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Friday
A chance of snow showers after 1pm. Increasing clouds, with a high near 23. Calm wind becoming southwest 5 to 8 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Friday Night
A chance of snow showers. The snow could be heavy at times. Some thunder is also possible. Cloudy, with a low around 4. Wind chill values as low as -10. Southwest wind 6 to 11 mph increasing to 12 to 17 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
Saturday
Scattered snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 12. Wind chill values as low as -15. Northwest wind around 18 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Saturday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 0. Northwest wind 11 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 15.
Sunday Night
A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 9. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Washington's Birthday
A chance of snow. Cloudy, with a high near 28. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Monday Night
Snow likely. Cloudy, with a low around 22. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Tuesday
Rain and snow likely. Cloudy, with a high near 36. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Tuesday Night
A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Wednesday
A chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 36. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Wednesday Night
A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Thursday
Partly sunny, with a high near 36.
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Point Forecast:
3 Miles ESE Entriken PA
 40.31°N 78.11°W (Elev. 1201 ft)
2:56 pm EST Feb 11, 2016
6pm EST Feb 11, 2016-6pm EST Feb 18, 2016
 
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