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

Fitchburg, Fitchburg Municipal Airport (KFIT)

Lat: 42.59°NLon: -71.82°WElev: 348ft.

Fair

21°F

-6°C

Humidity 43%
Wind Speed S 9 mph
Barometer 30.03 in (1017.8 mb)
Dewpoint 2°F (-17°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill11°F (-12°C)
Last update 12 Feb 2:52 pm EST
Extended Forecast for

Fitchburg MA

Wind Chill Warning February 13, 04:00pm until February 14, 12:00pm
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Wind Chill Warning
  • Tonight

    Tonight: A slight chance of snow showers after 9pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 9. South wind around 6 mph becoming light and variable  after midnight.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Slight Chance
    Snow Showers

    Low: 9 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A slight chance of snow showers before 2pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 15. Wind chill values as low as -14. Northwest wind 7 to 12 mph increasing to 13 to 18 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 41 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Slight Chance
    Snow Showers

    High: 15 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around -10. Wind chill values as low as -31. Northwest wind 14 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 39 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: -10 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Sunny and cold, with a high near 8. Wind chill values as low as -31. Northwest wind 8 to 13 mph.

    Cold

    High: 8 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around -4. West wind 5 to 7 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: -4 °F

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: A slight chance of snow showers after 3pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 24. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Mostly Sunny
    then Slight
    Chance Snow
    Showers

    High: 24 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Snow, mainly after 11pm.  Low around 20. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

    Snow

    Low: 20 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Freezing rain before 10am, then rain.  High near 45. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

    Rain/Freezing
    Rain then
    Rain

    High: 45 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Rain likely, mainly before 7pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 31. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Rain Likely
    then Chance
    Rain

    Low: 31 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
A slight chance of snow showers after 9pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 9. South wind around 6 mph becoming light and variable after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Saturday
A slight chance of snow showers before 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 15. Wind chill values as low as -14. Northwest wind 7 to 12 mph increasing to 13 to 18 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 41 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around -10. Wind chill values as low as -31. Northwest wind 14 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 39 mph.
Sunday
Sunny and cold, with a high near 8. Wind chill values as low as -31. Northwest wind 8 to 13 mph.
Sunday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around -4. West wind 5 to 7 mph.
Washington's Birthday
A slight chance of snow showers after 3pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 24. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Monday Night
Snow, mainly after 11pm. Low around 20. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Tuesday
Freezing rain before 10am, then rain. High near 45. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Tuesday Night
Rain likely, mainly before 7pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 31. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Wednesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 41.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 30.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 14.
Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 36.
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Point Forecast:
Fitchburg MA
 42.59°N 71.82°W (Elev. 797 ft)
1:14 pm EST Feb 12, 2016
3pm EST Feb 12, 2016-6pm EST Feb 19, 2016
 
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