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 over western New York where up to two feet is forecast by late Thursday.
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Current conditions at

Iowa City, Iowa City Municipal Airport (KIOW)

Lat: 41.66°NLon: -91.35°WElev: 666ft.

Fair

-11°C

13°F

Humidity 61%
Wind Speed N 9 km/h
Barometer 1025.3 mb (30.24 in)
Dewpoint -17°C (2°F)
Visibility 16 km
Wind Chill-16°C (4°F)
Last update 10 Feb 11:52 pm CST
Extended Forecast for

West Branch IA

  • Overnight

    Overnight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around -16. North wind around 10 km/h.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: -16 °C

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near -7. Wind chill values as low as -20. North wind 5 to 10 km/h becoming west in the afternoon.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: -7 °C

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: A 30 percent chance of snow, mainly after midnight.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around -11. West wind 5 to 10 km/h becoming southwest in the evening.

    Chance Snow

    Low: -11 °C

  • Friday

    Friday: A 20 percent chance of snow before noon.  Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near -5. Northwest wind 10 to 20 km/h increasing to 20 to 30 km/h in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 40 km/h.

    Slight Chance
    Snow then
    Mostly Sunny

    High: -5 °C

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around -19.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: -19 °C

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near -11.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: -11 °C

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A 30 percent chance of snow.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around -14.

    Chance Snow

    Low: -14 °C

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A 50 percent chance of snow.  Cloudy, with a high near -4.

    Chance Snow

    High: -4 °C

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A 30 percent chance of snow.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around -7.

    Chance Snow

    Low: -7 °C

Detailed Forecast

Overnight
Mostly cloudy, with a low around -16. North wind around 10 km/h.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near -7. Wind chill values as low as -20. North wind 5 to 10 km/h becoming west in the afternoon.
Thursday Night
A 30 percent chance of snow, mainly after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around -11. West wind 5 to 10 km/h becoming southwest in the evening.
Friday
A 20 percent chance of snow before noon. Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near -5. Northwest wind 10 to 20 km/h increasing to 20 to 30 km/h in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 40 km/h.
Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around -19.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near -11.
Saturday Night
A 30 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around -14.
Sunday
A 50 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a high near -4.
Sunday Night
A 30 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around -7.
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Mostly cloudy, with a high near 1.
Monday Night
A 20 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around -4.
Tuesday
A slight chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 3. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Tuesday Night
A 20 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around -4.
Wednesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 3.
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Point Forecast:
West Branch IA
 41.66°N 91.35°W (Elev. 243 m)
11:45 pm CST Feb 10, 2016
12am CST Feb 11, 2016-6pm CST Feb 16, 2016
 
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