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

Buffalo (K2WX)

Lat: 45.61°NLon: -103.55°WElev: 3002ft.

18°F

-8°C

Humidity 88%
Wind Speed SE 18 mph
Barometer 30.15 in (1025.7 mb)
Dewpoint 15°F (-9°C)
Visibility NA
Wind Chill2°F (-17°C)
Last update 12 Feb 10:56 pm MST
Extended Forecast for

2 Miles NW Buffalo SD

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Patchy snow and freezing drizzle before 2am, then patchy freezing drizzle.  Patchy fog.  Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 16. Southeast wind 13 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Patchy Wintry
    Mix and
    Patchy Fog

    Low: 16 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Patchy freezing drizzle before 11am, then rain and snow likely, possibly mixed with freezing rain between 11am and 2pm, then rain likely after 2pm.  Patchy fog before 8am.  Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 41. Southeast wind 8 to 14 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. Little or no ice accumulation expected.  New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

    Wintry Mix
    Likely and
    Patchy Fog

    High: 41 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A chance of rain and snow before 11pm.  Cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around 29. Blustery, with a west wind 18 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 36 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Blustery.
    Chance
    Rain/Snow
    then Mostly
    Cloudy

    Low: 29 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A 20 percent chance of rain after 11am.  Partly sunny, with a high near 47. Breezy, with a west wind 16 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 36 mph.

    Slight Chance
    Rain and
    Breezy

    High: 47 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30. Northwest wind around 14 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 30 °F

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: A slight chance of snow before 11am, then a slight chance of rain.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 48. Breezy, with a west wind 15 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Breezy.
    Slight Chance
    Rain/Snow
    then Slight
    Chance Rain

    High: 48 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A slight chance of rain and snow before 11pm, then a slight chance of snow.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Slight Chance
    Rain/Snow
    then Slight
    Chance Snow

    Low: 32 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A slight chance of snow before 11am, then a slight chance of rain.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 48. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Slight Chance
    Rain/Snow
    then Slight
    Chance Rain

    High: 48 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 32 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Patchy snow and freezing drizzle before 2am, then patchy freezing drizzle. Patchy fog. Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 16. Southeast wind 13 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Saturday
Patchy freezing drizzle before 11am, then rain and snow likely, possibly mixed with freezing rain between 11am and 2pm, then rain likely after 2pm. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 41. Southeast wind 8 to 14 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Little or no ice accumulation expected. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Saturday Night
A chance of rain and snow before 11pm. Cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around 29. Blustery, with a west wind 18 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 36 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Sunday
A 20 percent chance of rain after 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 47. Breezy, with a west wind 16 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 36 mph.
Sunday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30. Northwest wind around 14 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Washington's Birthday
A slight chance of snow before 11am, then a slight chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 48. Breezy, with a west wind 15 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Monday Night
A slight chance of rain and snow before 11pm, then a slight chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Tuesday
A slight chance of snow before 11am, then a slight chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 48. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Tuesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32.
Wednesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 53.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 34.
Thursday
Partly sunny, with a high near 57.
Thursday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36.
Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 54. Breezy.
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Point Forecast:
2 Miles NW Buffalo SD
 45.61°N 103.55°W (Elev. 2972 ft)
10:42 pm MST Feb 12, 2016
11pm MST Feb 12, 2016-6pm MST Feb 19, 2016
 
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