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

Alpena, Alpena County Regional Airport (KAPN)

Lat: 45.06°NLon: -83.43°WElev: 689ft.

Mostly Cloudy

13°F

-11°C

Humidity 70%
Wind Speed SW 10 mph
Barometer 30.00 in (1017.5 mb)
Dewpoint 5°F (-15°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill0°F (-18°C)
Last update 12 Feb 1:54 am EST
Extended Forecast for

Alpena MI

  • Overnight

    Overnight: Scattered snow showers after 4am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 14. Wind chill values as low as zero. Southwest wind around 10 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Scattered
    Snow Showers

    Low: 14 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Snow showers, mainly after 7am.  Widespread blowing snow. Temperature rising to near 17 by noon, then falling to around 9 during the remainder of the day. Wind chill values as low as -10. Blustery, with a west wind 10 to 15 mph becoming northwest 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

    Snow Showers
    and Blowing
    Snow

    High: 17 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Snow showers.  Widespread blowing snow. Low around -5. Wind chill values as low as -23. Northwest wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

    Snow Showers
    and Blowing
    Snow

    Low: -5 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Scattered snow showers.  Mostly cloudy and cold, with a high near 3. Wind chill values as low as -22. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 50%.

    Scattered
    Snow Showers

    High: 3 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Scattered snow showers before 1am.  Partly cloudy, with a low around -7. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Scattered
    Snow Showers

    Low: -7 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 15.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 15 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 10.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 10 °F

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: A chance of snow showers.  Cloudy, with a high near 27.

    Chance Snow
    Showers

    High: 27 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A chance of snow showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21.

    Chance Snow
    Showers

    Low: 21 °F

Detailed Forecast

Overnight
Scattered snow showers after 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 14. Wind chill values as low as zero. Southwest wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Friday
Snow showers, mainly after 7am. Widespread blowing snow. Temperature rising to near 17 by noon, then falling to around 9 during the remainder of the day. Wind chill values as low as -10. Blustery, with a west wind 10 to 15 mph becoming northwest 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Friday Night
Snow showers. Widespread blowing snow. Low around -5. Wind chill values as low as -23. Northwest wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Saturday
Scattered snow showers. Mostly cloudy and cold, with a high near 3. Wind chill values as low as -22. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Saturday Night
Scattered snow showers before 1am. Partly cloudy, with a low around -7. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 15.
Sunday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 10.
Washington's Birthday
A chance of snow showers. Cloudy, with a high near 27.
Monday Night
A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21.
Tuesday
A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 32.
Tuesday Night
A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 16.
Wednesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 21.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 11.
Thursday
Partly sunny, with a high near 26.
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Point Forecast:
Alpena MI
 45.06°N 83.43°W (Elev. 594 ft)
1:53 am EST Feb 12, 2016
2am EST Feb 12, 2016-6pm EST Feb 18, 2016
 
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