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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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Cherokee, Cherokee Municipal Airport (KCKP)

Lat: 42.76°NLon: -95.54°WElev: 1227ft.

Overcast

13°F

-11°C

Humidity 70%
Wind Speed NE 6 mph
Barometer 30.26 in
Dewpoint 5°F (-15°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill4°F (-16°C)
Last update 11 Feb 2:15 am CST
Extended Forecast for

Cherokee IA

  • Overnight

    Overnight: Cloudy, with a low around 10. Northeast wind around 5 mph.

    Cloudy

    Low: 10 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Snow likely, mainly between 1pm and 5pm.  Cloudy, with a high near 20. East wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the afternoon.  Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

    Cloudy then
    Snow Likely

    High: 20 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: A chance of snow.  Cloudy, with a low around 14. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming north northeast after midnight.  Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Chance Snow

    Low: 14 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a temperature falling to around 9 by 5pm. North wind 10 to 15 mph.

    Decreasing
    Clouds

    High: 18 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around -8. North wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: -8 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A chance of snow.  Partly sunny, with a high near 11. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Chance Snow

    High: 11 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Snow likely.  Areas of blowing snow. Cloudy, with a low around 10. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

    Snow Likely
    and Areas
    Blowing Snow

    Low: 10 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A chance of snow.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 28. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Chance Snow

    High: 28 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 20.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 20 °F

Detailed Forecast

Overnight
Cloudy, with a low around 10. Northeast wind around 5 mph.
Thursday
Snow likely, mainly between 1pm and 5pm. Cloudy, with a high near 20. East wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Thursday Night
A chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 14. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming north northeast after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Friday
Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a temperature falling to around 9 by 5pm. North wind 10 to 15 mph.
Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around -8. North wind 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday
A chance of snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 11. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Saturday Night
Snow likely. Areas of blowing snow. Cloudy, with a low around 10. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Sunday
A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 28. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Sunday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 20.
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Partly sunny, with a high near 36.
Monday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25.
Tuesday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 38.
Tuesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26.
Wednesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 38.
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Point Forecast:
Cherokee IA
 42.76°N 95.54°W (Elev. 1204 ft)
1:44 am CST Feb 11, 2016
2am CST Feb 11, 2016-6pm CST Feb 17, 2016
 
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