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

Benton Harbor, Southwest Michigan Regional Airport (KBEH)

Lat: 42.11°NLon: -86.45°WElev: 643ft.

Light Snow

-11°C

13°F

Humidity 74%
Wind Speed Vrbl 9 km/h
Barometer 1030.9 mb (30.41 in)
Dewpoint -14°C (6°F)
Visibility 1.61 km
Wind Chill-16°C (4°F)
Last update 13 Feb 2:53 am EST
Extended Forecast for

Benton Harbor MI

Winter Weather Advisory until February 13, 04:00pm
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Winter Weather Advisory
  •  
    Winter Weather Advisory until February 13, 04:00pm

    NOW until
    4:00pm Sat

    Winter Weather Advisory

  • Overnight

    Overnight: Snow showers.  Areas of blowing snow. Low around -11. Northwest wind around 30 km/h, with gusts as high as 40 km/h.  Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total nighttime snow accumulation of 4 to 8 centimeters possible.

    Snow Showers
    and Areas
    Blowing Snow

    Low: -11 °C

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Snow showers.  Areas of blowing snow before noon. High near -9. Northwest wind around 25 km/h, with gusts as high as 40 km/h.  Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 5 centimeters possible.

    Snow Showers
    and Areas
    Blowing Snow

    High: -9 °C

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Snow showers likely, mainly before 1am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around -14. Northwest wind 10 to 15 km/h becoming light and variable.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half centimeter possible.

    Snow Showers
    Likely then
    Chance Snow
    Showers

    Low: -14 °C

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Snow likely, mainly after 1pm.  Cloudy, with a high near -6. Wind chill values as low as -20. Southeast wind 15 to 25 km/h, with gusts as high as 35 km/h.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of around a centimeter possible.

    Chance Snow
    then Snow
    Likely

    High: -6 °C

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Snow likely.  Cloudy, with a low around -7. Southeast wind 20 to 25 km/h.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 centimeters possible.

    Snow Likely

    Low: -7 °C

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: A 30 percent chance of snow.  Cloudy, with a high near 1.

    Chance Snow

    High: 1 °C

  • Monday
    Night

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

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: -4 °C

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A 30 percent chance of snow.  Partly sunny, with a high near 2.

    Chance Snow

    High: 2 °C

Detailed Forecast

Overnight
Snow showers. Areas of blowing snow. Low around -11. Northwest wind around 30 km/h, with gusts as high as 40 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total nighttime snow accumulation of 4 to 8 centimeters possible.
Saturday
Snow showers. Areas of blowing snow before noon. High near -9. Northwest wind around 25 km/h, with gusts as high as 40 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 5 centimeters possible.
Saturday Night
Snow showers likely, mainly before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around -14. Northwest wind 10 to 15 km/h becoming light and variable. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half centimeter possible.
Sunday
Snow likely, mainly after 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near -6. Wind chill values as low as -20. Southeast wind 15 to 25 km/h, with gusts as high as 35 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of around a centimeter possible.
Sunday Night
Snow likely. Cloudy, with a low around -7. Southeast wind 20 to 25 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 centimeters possible.
Washington's Birthday
A 30 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a high near 1.
Monday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around -4.
Tuesday
A 30 percent chance of snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 2.
Tuesday Night
A 30 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around -4.
Wednesday
A 30 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near -1.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around -7.
Thursday
Partly sunny, with a high near 2.
Thursday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around -1.
Friday
A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 9. Breezy.
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Point Forecast:
Benton Harbor MI
 42.11°N 86.45°W (Elev. 182 m)
3:12 am EST Feb 13, 2016
3am EST Feb 13, 2016-6pm EST Feb 19, 2016
 
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