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

Des Moines, Des Moines International Airport (KDSM)

Lat: 41.58°NLon: -93.63°WElev: 955ft.

Mostly Cloudy

3°F

-16°C

Humidity 69%
Wind Speed N 5 mph
Barometer 30.63 in (1039.4 mb)
Dewpoint -5°F (-21°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill-7°F (-22°C)
Last update 13 Feb 4:54 am CST
Extended Forecast for

Des Moines IA

Winter Weather Advisory February 13, 09:00pm until February 14, 06:00pm
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Winter Weather Advisory
  • Today

    Today: Increasing clouds, with a high near 15. Wind chill values as low as -10. Calm wind becoming southeast 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.

    Increasing
    Clouds

    High: 15 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Snow, mainly after 7pm.  Low around 13. Wind chill values as low as zero. Southeast wind 8 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.

    Snow

    Low: 13 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Snow, mainly before 1pm.  High near 31. Wind chill values as low as 5. Southeast wind 9 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.

    Snow

    High: 31 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A 20 percent chance of snow before 7pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 20. West northwest wind 6 to 8 mph.

    Slight Chance
    Snow then
    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 20 °F

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: Partly sunny, with a high near 37. West southwest wind 6 to 9 mph.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 37 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A 40 percent chance of snow after 7pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27.

    Chance Snow

    Low: 27 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A chance of snow before 7am, then a chance of rain and snow.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 37. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Chance
    Rain/Snow

    High: 37 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: A chance of rain and snow before 7pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Chance
    Rain/Snow
    then Mostly
    Cloudy

    Low: 19 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 34.

    Mostly Cloudy

    High: 34 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Increasing clouds, with a high near 15. Wind chill values as low as -10. Calm wind becoming southeast 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.
Tonight
Snow, mainly after 7pm. Low around 13. Wind chill values as low as zero. Southeast wind 8 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.
Sunday
Snow, mainly before 1pm. High near 31. Wind chill values as low as 5. Southeast wind 9 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.
Sunday Night
A 20 percent chance of snow before 7pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 20. West northwest wind 6 to 8 mph.
Washington's Birthday
Partly sunny, with a high near 37. West southwest wind 6 to 9 mph.
Monday Night
A 40 percent chance of snow after 7pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27.
Tuesday
A chance of snow before 7am, then a chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 37. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Tuesday Night
A chance of rain and snow before 7pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Wednesday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 34.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 25.
Thursday
Partly sunny, with a high near 47.
Thursday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 38.
Friday
Partly sunny, with a high near 53. Windy.
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Point Forecast:
Des Moines IA
 41.58°N 93.63°W
4:26 am CST Feb 13, 2016
5am CST Feb 13, 2016-6pm CST Feb 19, 2016
 
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