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 over western New York where up to two feet is forecast by late Thursday.
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Current conditions at

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

Lat: 44.95°NLon: -93.28°WElev: 840ft.

Fair

4°F

-16°C

Humidity 63%
Wind Speed Calm
Barometer 30.33 in (1029.1 mb)
Dewpoint -6°F (-21°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 11 Feb 6:53 am CST
Extended Forecast for

Minneapolis MN

  • Today

    Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 18. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 18 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 6. Light and variable wind becoming northwest 5 to 10 mph after midnight.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 6 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Sunny, with a high near 12. Wind chill values as low as -12. North northwest wind 10 to 15 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 12 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around -11. Wind chill values as low as -19. North northwest wind 5 to 15 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: -11 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 9. Calm wind becoming south southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.

    Sunny

    High: 9 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A 40 percent chance of snow after midnight.  Increasing clouds, with a low around 0. South southeast wind 5 to 15 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy
    then Chance
    Snow

    Low: 0 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Snow likely.  Cloudy, with a high near 20. South wind 10 to 15 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%.

    Snow Likely

    High: 20 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A 30 percent chance of snow.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 15. South southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Chance Snow

    Low: 15 °F

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: Partly sunny, with a high near 32. West wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 32 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Mostly sunny, with a high near 18. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Tonight
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 6. Light and variable wind becoming northwest 5 to 10 mph after midnight.
Friday
Sunny, with a high near 12. Wind chill values as low as -12. North northwest wind 10 to 15 mph.
Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around -11. Wind chill values as low as -19. North northwest wind 5 to 15 mph.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 9. Calm wind becoming south southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Saturday Night
A 40 percent chance of snow after midnight. Increasing clouds, with a low around 0. South southeast wind 5 to 15 mph.
Sunday
Snow likely. Cloudy, with a high near 20. South wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Sunday Night
A 30 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 15. South southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Washington's Birthday
Partly sunny, with a high near 32. West wind 5 to 10 mph.
Monday Night
A 20 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 20. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming east southeast after midnight.
Tuesday
A 30 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 32. East southeast wind around 5 mph becoming north northeast in the afternoon.
Tuesday Night
A 30 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 20. North northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday
A 20 percent chance of snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 32. North wind around 10 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon.
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Point Forecast:
Minneapolis MN
 44.95°N 93.28°W (Elev. 886 ft)
6:39 am CST Feb 11, 2016
7am CST Feb 11, 2016-6pm CST Feb 17, 2016
 
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