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

Minneapolis, Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (KMSP)

Lat: 44.95°NLon: -93.28°WElev: 840ft.

Partly Cloudy

-14°C

6°F

Humidity 66%
Wind Speed Calm
Barometer 1029.0 mb (30.33 in)
Dewpoint -19°C (-3°F)
Visibility 16 km
Last update 11 Feb 8:53 am CST
Extended Forecast for

Minneapolis MN

  • Today

    Today: Increasing clouds, with a high near -8. Calm wind becoming south southwest 5 to 10 km/h in the afternoon.

    Increasing
    Clouds

    High: -8 °C

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around -15. Southwest wind 10 to 15 km/h becoming northwest after midnight.

    Decreasing
    Clouds

    Low: -15 °C

  • Friday

    Friday: Sunny, with a high near -12. Wind chill values as low as -25. North northwest wind 15 to 25 km/h.

    Sunny

    High: -12 °C

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around -24. North northwest wind 15 to 20 km/h decreasing to 5 to 10 km/h after midnight.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: -24 °C

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Sunny, with a high near -13. Northwest wind 5 to 10 km/h becoming south southeast in the afternoon.

    Sunny

    High: -13 °C

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A 40 percent chance of snow after midnight.  Increasing clouds, with a low around -18. South southeast wind 10 to 15 km/h increasing to 20 to 25 km/h after midnight.

    Mostly Cloudy
    then Chance
    Snow

    Low: -18 °C

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Snow likely.  Cloudy, with a high near -7. South wind 15 to 25 km/h.  Chance of precipitation is 70%.

    Snow Likely

    High: -7 °C

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A 30 percent chance of snow.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around -9. South southwest wind 10 to 15 km/h.

    Chance Snow

    Low: -9 °C

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: Partly sunny, with a high near 0. West wind 10 to 15 km/h.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 0 °C

Detailed Forecast

Today
Increasing clouds, with a high near -8. Calm wind becoming south southwest 5 to 10 km/h in the afternoon.
Tonight
Cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around -15. Southwest wind 10 to 15 km/h becoming northwest after midnight.
Friday
Sunny, with a high near -12. Wind chill values as low as -25. North northwest wind 15 to 25 km/h.
Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around -24. North northwest wind 15 to 20 km/h decreasing to 5 to 10 km/h after midnight.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near -13. Northwest wind 5 to 10 km/h becoming south southeast in the afternoon.
Saturday Night
A 40 percent chance of snow after midnight. Increasing clouds, with a low around -18. South southeast wind 10 to 15 km/h increasing to 20 to 25 km/h after midnight.
Sunday
Snow likely. Cloudy, with a high near -7. South wind 15 to 25 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Sunday Night
A 30 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around -9. South southwest wind 10 to 15 km/h.
Washington's Birthday
Partly sunny, with a high near 0. West wind 10 to 15 km/h.
Monday Night
A 20 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around -7. West wind 10 to 15 km/h becoming east southeast after midnight.
Tuesday
A 30 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 0. East southeast wind around 10 km/h becoming north northeast in the afternoon.
Tuesday Night
A 30 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around -7. North northeast wind 10 to 15 km/h.
Wednesday
A 20 percent chance of snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 0. North wind around 15 km/h becoming southeast in the afternoon.
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Point Forecast:
Minneapolis MN
 44.95°N 93.28°W (Elev. 270 m)
8:39 am CST Feb 11, 2016
9am CST Feb 11, 2016-6pm CST Feb 17, 2016
 
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