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

Kalispell, Glacier Park International Airport (KGPI)

Lat: 48.2°NLon: -114.31°WElev: 2972ft.

Fog

33°F

1°C

Humidity 96%
Wind Speed WNW 5 MPH
Barometer 30.21 in (1025.6 mb)
Dewpoint 32°F (0°C)
Visibility 5.00 mi
Wind Chill28°F (-2°C)
Last update 12 Feb 6:55 am MST
Extended Forecast for

Kalispell MT

  • Today

    Today: Rain likely, mainly before 11am.  Patchy fog before 11am.  Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 45. Light and variable wind.  Chance of precipitation is 70%.

    Rain Likely
    and Patchy
    Fog then
    Chance Rain

    High: 45 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Showers likely.  Cloudy, with a low around 33. Light south southeast wind increasing to 5 to 9 mph in the evening.  Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Showers
    Likely

    Low: 33 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Rain showers likely before 11am, then rain and snow showers likely.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 45. South wind 10 to 15 mph becoming west southwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 21 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

    Rain/Snow
    Likely

    High: 45 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A chance of rain before 11pm, then rain and snow.  Low around 31. South southwest wind 7 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

    Rain/Snow

    Low: 31 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A chance of rain and snow showers before 11am, then a chance of rain showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 45. West southwest wind 11 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 50%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

    Chance
    Rain/Snow
    then Chance
    Showers

    High: 45 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A 50 percent chance of rain.  Cloudy, with a low around 34.

    Chance Rain

    Low: 34 °F

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: Rain likely.  Cloudy, with a high near 49. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Rain Likely

    High: 49 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A chance of rain.  Cloudy, with a low around 35.

    Chance Rain

    Low: 35 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A chance of rain.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 49.

    Chance Rain

    High: 49 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Rain likely, mainly before 11am. Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 45. Light and variable wind. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Tonight
Showers likely. Cloudy, with a low around 33. Light south southeast wind increasing to 5 to 9 mph in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Saturday
Rain showers likely before 11am, then rain and snow showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 45. South wind 10 to 15 mph becoming west southwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
Saturday Night
A chance of rain before 11pm, then rain and snow. Low around 31. South southwest wind 7 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Sunday
A chance of rain and snow showers before 11am, then a chance of rain showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 45. West southwest wind 11 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Sunday Night
A 50 percent chance of rain. Cloudy, with a low around 34.
Washington's Birthday
Rain likely. Cloudy, with a high near 49. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Monday Night
A chance of rain. Cloudy, with a low around 35.
Tuesday
A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 49.
Tuesday Night
A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32.
Wednesday
Showers likely. Cloudy, with a high near 46.
Wednesday Night
Showers likely. Cloudy, with a low around 30.
Thursday
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 45.
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Point Forecast:
Kalispell MT
 48.2°N 114.31°W (Elev. 2985 ft)
3:30 am MST Feb 12, 2016
7am MST Feb 12, 2016-6pm MST Feb 18, 2016
 
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