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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Current conditions at

Buffalo, Greater Buffalo International Airport (KBUF)

Lat: 42.89°NLon: -78.87°WElev: 709ft.

Mostly Cloudy

15°F

-9°C

Humidity 67%
Wind Speed W 13 mph
Barometer 29.82 in (1011.0 mb)
Dewpoint 6°F (-14°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill1°F (-17°C)
Last update 10 Feb 10:54 pm EST
Extended Forecast for

Buffalo NY

Lake Effect Snow Watch February 12, 04:00am until February 12, 07:00pm
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Lake Effect Snow Watch
  • Tonight

    Tonight: A chance of snow showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 12. West wind around 17 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 50%. Total nighttime snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

    Chance Snow
    Showers

    Low: 12 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A chance of snow showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 18. West wind 15 to 17 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 40%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

    Chance Snow
    Showers

    High: 18 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: A slight chance of snow showers before 7pm, then a slight chance of snow showers after 4am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 12. West wind 9 to 18 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Mostly Cloudy
    then Slight
    Chance Snow
    Showers

    Low: 12 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Snow showers likely before 11am, then snow between 11am and 5pm, then snow showers likely after 5pm.  Areas of blowing snow after 9am. High near 22. Breezy, with a west wind 21 to 24 mph, with gusts as high as 36 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 80%.

    Snow and
    Areas Blowing
    Snow

    High: 22 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Snow before 7pm, then snow showers, mainly between 7pm and 1am.  Low around 1. West wind 15 to 17 mph becoming north in the evening.  Chance of precipitation is 80%.

    Snow

    Low: 1 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A chance of snow showers.  Mostly cloudy and cold, with a high near 2. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

    Chance Snow
    Showers

    High: 2 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A chance of snow showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around -2. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

    Chance Snow
    Showers

    Low: -2 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A chance of snow showers before noon.  Partly sunny, with a high near 12. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Chance Snow
    Showers then
    Partly Sunny

    High: 12 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

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

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 7 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 12. West wind around 17 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. Total nighttime snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Thursday
A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 18. West wind 15 to 17 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Thursday Night
A slight chance of snow showers before 7pm, then a slight chance of snow showers after 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 12. West wind 9 to 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Friday
Snow showers likely before 11am, then snow between 11am and 5pm, then snow showers likely after 5pm. Areas of blowing snow after 9am. High near 22. Breezy, with a west wind 21 to 24 mph, with gusts as high as 36 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Friday Night
Snow before 7pm, then snow showers, mainly between 7pm and 1am. Low around 1. West wind 15 to 17 mph becoming north in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Saturday
A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy and cold, with a high near 2. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Saturday Night
A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around -2. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Sunday
A chance of snow showers before noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 12. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Sunday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 7.
Washington's Birthday
A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 32. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Monday Night
A chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 26. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Tuesday
A chance of rain and snow. Cloudy, with a high near 37. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Tuesday Night
A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Wednesday
A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 34. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
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Point Forecast:
Buffalo NY
 42.89°N 78.87°W (Elev. 604 ft)
9:38 pm EST Feb 10, 2016
11pm EST Feb 10, 2016-6pm EST Feb 17, 2016
 
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