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

Rochester, Greater Rochester International Airport (KROC)

Lat: 43.17°NLon: -77.63°WElev: 558ft.

Mostly Cloudy

25°F

-4°C

Humidity 53%
Wind Speed SW 20 G 28 mph
Barometer 29.92 in (1014.5 mb)
Dewpoint 10°F (-12°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill11°F (-12°C)
Last update 12 Feb 12:54 pm EST
Extended Forecast for

Rochester NY

Lake Effect Snow Advisory February 12, 05:00pm until February 13, 07:00am
Wind Chill Warning February 13, 05:00am until February 14, 10:00am
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Lake Effect Snow Advisory
Wind Chill Warning
  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Scattered snow showers, mainly between 2pm and 5pm.  Cloudy, with a high near 23. Breezy, with a southwest wind 18 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 40%. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

    Scattered
    Snow Showers
    and Breezy

    High: 23 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Snow before 11pm, then snow showers likely after 11pm. The snow could be heavy at times.  Areas of blowing snow between 11pm and midnight. Low around 0. Wind chill values as low as -15. Blustery, with a northwest wind 15 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible.

    Heavy Snow
    and Areas
    Blowing Snow

    Low: 0 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Snow before noon, then snow showers likely after noon.  Areas of blowing snow. High near 0. Wind chill values as low as -30. Windy, with a northwest wind 26 to 31 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.

    Snow and
    Areas Blowing
    Snow

    High: 0 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Snow before 8pm, then occasional snow showers, mainly after 8pm.  Areas of blowing snow before 2am. Low around -5. Wind chill values as low as -25. Windy, with a northwest wind 25 to 30 mph decreasing to 16 to 21 mph after midnight.  Chance of precipitation is 80%.

    Snow and
    Areas Blowing
    Snow

    Low: -5 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A chance of snow showers.  Mostly cloudy and cold, with a high near 10. Northwest wind 8 to 11 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 50%.

    Chance Snow
    Showers

    High: 10 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 7.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 7 °F

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: A chance of snow.  Partly sunny, with a high near 29. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Chance Snow

    High: 29 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A chance of snow.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

    Chance Snow

    Low: 28 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Rain and snow likely.  Cloudy, with a high near 37. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Rain/Snow
    Likely

    High: 37 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Scattered snow showers, mainly between 2pm and 5pm. Cloudy, with a high near 23. Breezy, with a southwest wind 18 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Tonight
Snow before 11pm, then snow showers likely after 11pm. The snow could be heavy at times. Areas of blowing snow between 11pm and midnight. Low around 0. Wind chill values as low as -15. Blustery, with a northwest wind 15 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible.
Saturday
Snow before noon, then snow showers likely after noon. Areas of blowing snow. High near 0. Wind chill values as low as -30. Windy, with a northwest wind 26 to 31 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.
Saturday Night
Snow before 8pm, then occasional snow showers, mainly after 8pm. Areas of blowing snow before 2am. Low around -5. Wind chill values as low as -25. Windy, with a northwest wind 25 to 30 mph decreasing to 16 to 21 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Sunday
A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy and cold, with a high near 10. Northwest wind 8 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 7.
Washington's Birthday
A chance of snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 29. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Monday Night
A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Tuesday
Rain and snow likely. Cloudy, with a high near 37. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Tuesday Night
A chance of snow showers. Cloudy, with a low around 27. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Wednesday
A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 31. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Wednesday Night
A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 16. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Thursday
Partly sunny, with a high near 27.
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Point Forecast:
Rochester NY
 43.17°N 77.63°W (Elev. 472 ft)
12:39 pm EST Feb 12, 2016
1pm EST Feb 12, 2016-6pm EST Feb 18, 2016
 
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