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

Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo / Battle Creek International Airport (KAZO)

Lat: 42.29°NLon: -85.58°WElev: 873ft.

Overcast

18°F

-8°C

Humidity 62%
Wind Speed NW 6 mph
Barometer 30.24 in (1025.7 mb)
Dewpoint 7°F (-14°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill10°F (-12°C)
Last update 11 Feb 11:53 am EST
Extended Forecast for

2 Miles NW Kalamazoo MI

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Snow showers likely, mainly before 4pm.  Cloudy, with a high near 22. West wind around 8 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

    Snow Showers
    Likely

    High: 22 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Snow showers likely, mainly after 1am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 13. Wind chill values as low as zero. Southwest wind 7 to 10 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

    Snow Showers
    Likely

    Low: 13 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Snow showers.  Areas of blowing snow after 1pm. High near 22. Blustery, with a west southwest wind 10 to 20 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 29 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.

    Snow Showers
    and Areas
    Blowing Snow

    High: 22 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Snow showers likely.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 7. Wind chill values as low as -7. North northwest wind 9 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

    Snow Showers
    Likely

    Low: 7 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Snow showers likely.  Areas of blowing snow before 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 14. Northwest wind 8 to 16 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

    Snow Showers
    Likely and
    Areas Blowing
    Snow

    High: 14 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 2.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 2 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A 20 percent chance of snow.  Partly sunny, with a high near 18.

    Slight Chance
    Snow

    High: 18 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A chance of snow.  Cloudy, with a low around 14.

    Chance Snow

    Low: 14 °F

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: A chance of snow.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 29.

    Chance Snow

    High: 29 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Snow showers likely, mainly before 4pm. Cloudy, with a high near 22. West wind around 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Tonight
Snow showers likely, mainly after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 13. Wind chill values as low as zero. Southwest wind 7 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Friday
Snow showers. Areas of blowing snow after 1pm. High near 22. Blustery, with a west southwest wind 10 to 20 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 29 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.
Friday Night
Snow showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 7. Wind chill values as low as -7. North northwest wind 9 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Saturday
Snow showers likely. Areas of blowing snow before 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 14. Northwest wind 8 to 16 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Saturday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 2.
Sunday
A 20 percent chance of snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 18.
Sunday Night
A chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 14.
Washington's Birthday
A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 29.
Monday Night
A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 22.
Tuesday
A slight chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 34.
Tuesday Night
A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21.
Wednesday
A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 33.
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Point Forecast:
2 Miles NW Kalamazoo MI
 42.29°N 85.58°W (Elev. 781 ft)
11:03 am EST Feb 11, 2016
12pm EST Feb 11, 2016-6pm EST Feb 17, 2016
 
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