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

Altoona, Altoona-Blair County Airport (KAOO)

Lat: 40.51°NLon: -78.4°WElev: 1503ft.

Fair

5°F

-15°C

Humidity 69%
Wind Speed SW 3 mph
Barometer 30.15 in (1024.4 mb)
Dewpoint -3°F (-19°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 12 Feb 6:53 am EST
Extended Forecast for

Altoona PA

  • Today

    Today: Light snow likely, mainly after 5pm.  Increasing clouds, with a high near 23. Wind chill values as low as -5. Southwest wind 5 to 9 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

    Partly Sunny
    then Light
    Snow Likely

    High: 23 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Snow showers likely, mainly before 1am. The snow could be heavy at times.  Cloudy, with a low around 8. Wind chill values as low as -5. Southwest wind 8 to 16 mph becoming northwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 36 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

    Heavy Snow

    Low: 8 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A chance of snow showers.  Mostly cloudy and cold, with a high near 9. Wind chill values as low as -10. Northwest wind 16 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 37 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 40%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

    Chance Snow
    Showers

    High: 9 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A chance of snow showers before 1am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around -1. Wind chill values as low as -15. Northwest wind 11 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 37 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Chance Snow
    Showers

    Low: -1 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 14. Northwest wind 7 to 9 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 14 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A chance of light snow.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 8. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Chance Light
    Snow

    Low: 8 °F

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: A chance of snow.  Cloudy, with a high near 28. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

    Chance Snow

    High: 28 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Rain and snow likely.  Cloudy, with a low around 24. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

    Rain/Snow
    Likely

    Low: 24 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Rain and snow likely.  Cloudy, with a high near 37. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

    Rain/Snow
    Likely

    High: 37 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Light snow likely, mainly after 5pm. Increasing clouds, with a high near 23. Wind chill values as low as -5. Southwest wind 5 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Tonight
Snow showers likely, mainly before 1am. The snow could be heavy at times. Cloudy, with a low around 8. Wind chill values as low as -5. Southwest wind 8 to 16 mph becoming northwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 36 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Saturday
A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy and cold, with a high near 9. Wind chill values as low as -10. Northwest wind 16 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 37 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Saturday Night
A chance of snow showers before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around -1. Wind chill values as low as -15. Northwest wind 11 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 37 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 14. Northwest wind 7 to 9 mph.
Sunday Night
A chance of light snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 8. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Washington's Birthday
A chance of snow. Cloudy, with a high near 28. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Monday Night
Rain and snow likely. Cloudy, with a low around 24. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Tuesday
Rain and snow likely. Cloudy, with a high near 37. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Tuesday Night
A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Wednesday
A chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 35. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Wednesday Night
A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Thursday
Partly sunny, with a high near 36.
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Point Forecast:
Altoona PA
 40.51°N 78.4°W (Elev. 1198 ft)
6:42 am EST Feb 12, 2016
7am EST Feb 12, 2016-6pm EST Feb 18, 2016
 
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