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

Milwaukee, General Mitchell International Airport (KMKE)

Lat: 43.07°NLon: -87.97°WElev: 722ft.

A Few Clouds

-7°C

19°F

Humidity 39%
Wind Speed W 11 km/h
Barometer 1026.2 mb (30.26 in)
Dewpoint -19°C (-2°F)
Visibility 16 km
Wind Chill-12°C (10°F)
Last update 11 Feb 4:52 pm CST
Extended Forecast for

Milwaukee WI

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Increasing clouds, with a low around -13. West wind 10 to 15 km/h.

    Increasing
    Clouds

    Low: -13 °C

  • Friday

    Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near -8. Wind chill values between -15 and -20. Blustery, with a northwest wind 15 to 25 km/h increasing to 25 to 35 km/h in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 45 km/h.

    Partly Sunny
    then Partly
    Sunny and
    Blustery

    High: -8 °C

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around -18. Wind chill values between -20 and -25. Northwest wind 20 to 30 km/h, with gusts as high as 45 km/h.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: -18 °C

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Sunny and cold, with a high near -13. Wind chill values between -20 and -30. Northwest wind 15 to 25 km/h.

    Cold

    High: -13 °C

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around -17. Northwest wind 10 to 15 km/h becoming southwest after midnight.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: -17 °C

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A 50 percent chance of snow.  Cloudy, with a high near -7. South wind 10 to 15 km/h increasing to 15 to 20 km/h in the morning.

    Chance Snow

    High: -7 °C

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Snow likely.  Cloudy, with a low around -9. South wind 10 to 20 km/h becoming southwest after midnight.  Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Snow Likely

    Low: -9 °C

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: A 20 percent chance of snow.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near -2. Southwest wind 10 to 15 km/h.

    Slight Chance
    Snow

    High: -2 °C

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A 20 percent chance of snow.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around -6.

    Slight Chance
    Snow

    Low: -6 °C

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Increasing clouds, with a low around -13. West wind 10 to 15 km/h.
Friday
Partly sunny, with a high near -8. Wind chill values between -15 and -20. Blustery, with a northwest wind 15 to 25 km/h increasing to 25 to 35 km/h in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 45 km/h.
Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around -18. Wind chill values between -20 and -25. Northwest wind 20 to 30 km/h, with gusts as high as 45 km/h.
Saturday
Sunny and cold, with a high near -13. Wind chill values between -20 and -30. Northwest wind 15 to 25 km/h.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around -17. Northwest wind 10 to 15 km/h becoming southwest after midnight.
Sunday
A 50 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a high near -7. South wind 10 to 15 km/h increasing to 15 to 20 km/h in the morning.
Sunday Night
Snow likely. Cloudy, with a low around -9. South wind 10 to 20 km/h becoming southwest after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Washington's Birthday
A 20 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near -2. Southwest wind 10 to 15 km/h.
Monday Night
A 20 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around -6.
Tuesday
A 20 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 0.
Tuesday Night
A 30 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around -7.
Wednesday
A 30 percent chance of snow. Partly sunny, with a high near -2.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around -7.
Thursday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 2.
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Point Forecast:
Milwaukee WI
 43.07°N 87.97°W (Elev. 218 m)
4:23 pm CST Feb 11, 2016
5pm CST Feb 11, 2016-6pm CST Feb 18, 2016
 
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