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

Grand Rapids, Gerald R. Ford International Airport (KGRR)

Lat: 42.96°NLon: -85.67°WElev: 794ft.

Mostly Cloudy

-9°C

15°F

Humidity 51%
Wind Speed NW 20 G 35 km/h
Barometer 1032.8 mb (30.45 in)
Dewpoint -18°C (0°F)
Visibility 16 km
Wind Chill-17°C (1°F)
Last update 13 Feb 1:53 pm EST
Extended Forecast for

Grand Rapids MI

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: A 50 percent chance of snow showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near -9. Northwest wind around 18 km/h.

    Chance Snow
    Showers

    High: -9 °C

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A 30 percent chance of snow showers before 1am.  Partly cloudy, with a low around -18. Northwest wind 6 to 11 km/h becoming light and variable  in the evening.

    Chance Snow
    Showers

    Low: -18 °C

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A 30 percent chance of snow showers, mainly after 1pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near -7. Wind chill values as low as -22. South southeast wind 5 to 10 km/h increasing to 13 to 18 km/h in the afternoon.

    Chance Snow
    Showers

    High: -7 °C

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Snow showers likely.  Cloudy, with a low around -9. Southeast wind 11 to 16 km/h, with gusts as high as 32 km/h.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of around 3 centimeters.

    Snow Showers
    Likely

    Low: -9 °C

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: A 40 percent chance of snow showers.  Cloudy, with a high near 0. South southeast wind 11 to 16 km/h becoming southwest in the afternoon.

    Chance Snow
    Showers

    High: 0 °C

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A 20 percent chance of snow.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around -5.

    Slight Chance
    Snow

    Low: -5 °C

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A 20 percent chance of snow.  Partly sunny, with a high near 2.

    Slight Chance
    Snow

    High: 2 °C

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: A chance of snow showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around -6.

    Chance Snow
    Showers

    Low: -6 °C

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: A slight chance of snow showers.  Partly sunny, with a high near -2.

    Slight Chance
    Snow Showers

    High: -2 °C

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
A 50 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near -9. Northwest wind around 18 km/h.
Tonight
A 30 percent chance of snow showers before 1am. Partly cloudy, with a low around -18. Northwest wind 6 to 11 km/h becoming light and variable in the evening.
Sunday
A 30 percent chance of snow showers, mainly after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near -7. Wind chill values as low as -22. South southeast wind 5 to 10 km/h increasing to 13 to 18 km/h in the afternoon.
Sunday Night
Snow showers likely. Cloudy, with a low around -9. Southeast wind 11 to 16 km/h, with gusts as high as 32 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of around 3 centimeters.
Washington's Birthday
A 40 percent chance of snow showers. Cloudy, with a high near 0. South southeast wind 11 to 16 km/h becoming southwest in the afternoon.
Monday Night
A 20 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around -5.
Tuesday
A 20 percent chance of snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 2.
Tuesday Night
A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around -6.
Wednesday
A slight chance of snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near -2.
Wednesday Night
A slight chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around -9.
Thursday
Partly sunny, with a high near 1.
Thursday Night
A chance of snow and freezing rain. Cloudy, with a low around -3.
Friday
A chance of rain or freezing rain. Cloudy, with a high near 7.
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Point Forecast:
Grand Rapids MI
 42.96°N 85.67°W (Elev. 189 m)
2:03 pm EST Feb 13, 2016
2pm EST Feb 13, 2016-6pm EST Feb 19, 2016
 
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