Wintry weather for Midwest, Ohio Valley; Bitter cold for Northeast

A bitterly cold airmass has invaded the eastern U.S this weekend bringing the coldest temperatures of the season. Gusty winds will combine with these cold temperatures to create dangerous wind chills well below zero in many parts of the Northeast. Meanwhile, a developing storm in the Plains will bring wintry precipitation to the Midwest and Ohio Valley on Sunday.
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Current conditions at

Des Moines, Des Moines International Airport (KDSM)

Lat: 41.58°NLon: -93.63°WElev: 955ft.

Light Snow

-8°C

18°F

Humidity 77%
Wind Speed SE 17 km/h
Barometer 1018.1 mb (30.02 in)
Dewpoint -11°C (12°F)
Visibility 2.01 km
Wind Chill-14°C (6°F)
Last update 14 Feb 7:54 am CST
Extended Forecast for

Des Moines IA

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

    NOW until
    6:00pm Sun

    Winter Weather Advisory

  • Today

    Today: Snow, mainly before noon.  High near -1. Wind chill values as low as -15. South southeast wind 13 to 21 km/h.  Chance of precipitation is 90%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 3 to 5 centimeters possible.

    Snow then
    Chance Snow

    High: -1 °C

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around -6. South southwest wind 5 to 11 km/h.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: -6 °C

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: Partly sunny, with a high near 2. South wind 5 to 11 km/h becoming west in the morning.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 2 °C

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Snow likely after midnight.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around -3. Southwest wind around 10 km/h.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 5 centimeters possible.

    Mostly Cloudy
    then Snow
    Likely

    Low: -3 °C

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A chance of rain and snow before noon.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 2. Breezy, with a south southeast wind 13 to 18 km/h becoming northwest 21 to 26 km/h in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 37 km/h.  Chance of precipitation is 30%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 centimeters possible.

    Breezy.
    Chance
    Rain/Snow
    then Mostly
    Cloudy

    High: 2 °C

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around -6.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: -6 °C

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 1.

    Mostly Cloudy

    High: 1 °C

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around -4.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: -4 °C

Detailed Forecast

Today
Snow, mainly before noon. High near -1. Wind chill values as low as -15. South southeast wind 13 to 21 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 3 to 5 centimeters possible.
Tonight
Mostly cloudy, with a low around -6. South southwest wind 5 to 11 km/h.
Washington's Birthday
Partly sunny, with a high near 2. South wind 5 to 11 km/h becoming west in the morning.
Monday Night
Snow likely after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around -3. Southwest wind around 10 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 5 centimeters possible.
Tuesday
A chance of rain and snow before noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 2. Breezy, with a south southeast wind 13 to 18 km/h becoming northwest 21 to 26 km/h in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 37 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 centimeters possible.
Tuesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around -6.
Wednesday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 1.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around -4.
Thursday
Partly sunny, with a high near 9. Breezy.
Thursday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 5.
Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 12. Breezy.
Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 0.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 10.
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Point Forecast:
Des Moines IA
 41.58°N 93.63°W
7:26 am CST Feb 14, 2016
8am CST Feb 14, 2016-6pm CST Feb 20, 2016
 
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