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

Grand Rapids, Gerald R. Ford International Airport (KGRR)

Lat: 42.96°NLon: -85.67°WElev: 794ft.

Light Snow

21°F

-6°C

Humidity 68%
Wind Speed NW 13 mph
Barometer 30.03 in (1018.2 mb)
Dewpoint 12°F (-11°C)
Visibility 4.00 mi
Wind Chill8°F (-13°C)
Last update 12 Feb 8:53 am EST
Extended Forecast for

Grand Rapids MI

Winter Weather Advisory until February 12, 07:00pm
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Winter Weather Advisory
  •  
    Winter Weather Advisory until February 12, 07:00pm

    NOW until
    7:00pm Fri

    Winter Weather Advisory

  • Today

    Today: Snow showers, mainly after 10am.  Widespread blowing snow after 10am. High near 22. Blustery, with a west northwest wind 13 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total daytime snow accumulation of around 2 inches.

    Snow Showers
    and Blowing
    Snow

    High: 22 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Snow showers.  Widespread blowing snow before 10pm. Low around 7. Wind chill values as low as -5. North northwest wind 13 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.

    Snow Showers
    and Blowing
    Snow

    Low: 7 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Snow showers.  High near 15. Wind chill values as low as -6. Northwest wind 9 to 13 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.

    Snow Showers

    High: 15 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A 30 percent chance of snow showers before 1am.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 4. Northwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm  in the evening.

    Chance Snow
    Showers

    Low: 4 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A 30 percent chance of snow showers.  Partly sunny, with a high near 19. South southeast wind 5 to 13 mph.

    Chance Snow
    Showers

    High: 19 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A 40 percent chance of snow.  Cloudy, with a low around 16.

    Chance Snow

    Low: 16 °F

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: A 40 percent chance of snow.  Cloudy, with a high near 33.

    Chance Snow

    High: 33 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A chance of snow.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23.

    Chance Snow

    Low: 23 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Snow showers, mainly after 10am. Widespread blowing snow after 10am. High near 22. Blustery, with a west northwest wind 13 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total daytime snow accumulation of around 2 inches.
Tonight
Snow showers. Widespread blowing snow before 10pm. Low around 7. Wind chill values as low as -5. North northwest wind 13 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.
Saturday
Snow showers. High near 15. Wind chill values as low as -6. Northwest wind 9 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.
Saturday Night
A 30 percent chance of snow showers before 1am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 4. Northwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Sunday
A 30 percent chance of snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 19. South southeast wind 5 to 13 mph.
Sunday Night
A 40 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 16.
Washington's Birthday
A 40 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a high near 33.
Monday Night
A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23.
Tuesday
A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 34.
Tuesday Night
A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 20.
Wednesday
A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 28.
Wednesday Night
A slight chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 17.
Thursday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 33.
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Point Forecast:
Grand Rapids MI
 42.96°N 85.67°W (Elev. 620 ft)
8:03 am EST Feb 12, 2016
9am EST Feb 12, 2016-6pm EST Feb 18, 2016
 
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