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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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Newport News, Newport News / Williamsburg International Airport (KPHF)

Lat: 36.98°NLon: -76.61°WElev: 43ft.

Fair

27°F

-3°C

Humidity 41%
Wind Speed NW 18 G 25 mph
Barometer 30.02 in (1016.6 mb)
Dewpoint 6°F (-14°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill14°F (-10°C)
Last update 11 Feb 2:54 am EST
Extended Forecast for

Smithfield VA

  • Overnight

    Overnight: Mostly clear, with a low around 24. West wind around 13 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 24 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 38. West wind 13 to 17 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 38 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 20. West wind 5 to 7 mph becoming north after midnight.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 20 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A chance of snow, mainly after noon.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 33. Calm wind becoming south around 6 mph in the afternoon.  Chance of precipitation is 30%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

    Chance Snow

    High: 33 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around 23. South wind 6 to 14 mph becoming west after midnight.

    Decreasing
    Clouds

    Low: 23 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 32.

    Sunny

    High: 32 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 13.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 13 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 26.

    Sunny

    High: 26 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Increasing clouds, with a low around 19.

    Increasing
    Clouds

    Low: 19 °F

Detailed Forecast

Overnight
Mostly clear, with a low around 24. West wind around 13 mph.
Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 38. West wind 13 to 17 mph.
Thursday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 20. West wind 5 to 7 mph becoming north after midnight.
Friday
A chance of snow, mainly after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 33. Calm wind becoming south around 6 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
Friday Night
Cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around 23. South wind 6 to 14 mph becoming west after midnight.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 32.
Saturday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 13.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 26.
Sunday Night
Increasing clouds, with a low around 19.
Washington's Birthday
A chance of snow before 1pm, then a chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 40. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Monday Night
A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 34. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Tuesday
A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 46. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Tuesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 49.
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Point Forecast:
Smithfield VA
 36.98°N 76.61°W (Elev. 20 ft)
3:30 am EST Feb 11, 2016
3am EST Feb 11, 2016-6pm EST Feb 17, 2016
 
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