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

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

Lat: 42.96°NLon: -85.67°WElev: 794ft.

Mostly Cloudy

19°F

-7°C

Humidity 52%
Wind Speed NW 14 G 21 mph
Barometer 29.93 in (1015.0 mb)
Dewpoint 4°F (-16°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill5°F (-15°C)
Last update 10 Feb 4:53 pm EST
Extended Forecast for

Grand Rapids MI

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Snow showers likely.  Cloudy, with a steady temperature around 18. Northwest wind around 14 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

    Snow Showers
    Likely

    High: 18 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Snow showers.  Low around 12. Northwest wind 7 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.

    Snow Showers

    Low: 12 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Snow showers likely.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 22. Northwest wind 8 to 11 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

    Snow Showers
    Likely

    High: 22 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Snow showers likely, mainly after 10pm.  Cloudy, with a low around 15. West wind around 11 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.

    Snow Showers
    Likely

    Low: 15 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Snow showers.  High near 23. West wind 13 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.

    Snow Showers

    High: 23 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Snow showers likely, mainly before 7pm.  Cloudy, with a low around 6. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

    Snow Showers
    Likely

    Low: 6 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A 30 percent chance of snow showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 13.

    Chance Snow
    Showers

    High: 13 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 1.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 1 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A slight chance of snow showers.  Partly sunny, with a high near 19.

    Slight Chance
    Snow Showers

    High: 19 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Snow showers likely. Cloudy, with a steady temperature around 18. Northwest wind around 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Tonight
Snow showers. Low around 12. Northwest wind 7 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.
Thursday
Snow showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 22. Northwest wind 8 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Thursday Night
Snow showers likely, mainly after 10pm. Cloudy, with a low around 15. West wind around 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.
Friday
Snow showers. High near 23. West wind 13 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.
Friday Night
Snow showers likely, mainly before 7pm. Cloudy, with a low around 6. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Saturday
A 30 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 13.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 1.
Sunday
A slight chance of snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 19.
Sunday Night
A chance of snow showers. Cloudy, with a low around 16.
Washington's Birthday
A chance of snow showers. Cloudy, with a high near 30.
Monday Night
A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23.
Tuesday
A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 36.
Tuesday Night
A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24.
Wednesday
A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 34.
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Point Forecast:
Grand Rapids MI
 42.96°N 85.67°W (Elev. 620 ft)
4:03 pm EST Feb 10, 2016
5pm EST Feb 10, 2016-6pm EST Feb 17, 2016
 
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