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

Lafayette, Purdue University Airport (KLAF)

Lat: 40.42°NLon: -86.88°WElev: 604ft.

Overcast

7°F

-14°C

Humidity 87%
Wind Speed Calm
Barometer 30.15 in (1022.1 mb)
Dewpoint 4°F (-16°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 11 Feb 12:54 am EST
Extended Forecast for

Lafayette IN

  • Overnight

    Overnight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 6. Wind chill values as low as -2. West northwest wind around 6 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 6 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 21. Wind chill values as low as -3. Northwest wind 5 to 8 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 21 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: A 20 percent chance of snow after 4am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 12. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

    Partly Cloudy
    then Slight
    Chance Snow

    Low: 12 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A 30 percent chance of snow, mainly before 2pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 25. West southwest wind 6 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

    Chance Snow

    High: 25 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 5. Northwest wind 14 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 5 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 15.

    Sunny

    High: 15 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 4.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 4 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A 20 percent chance of snow.  Partly sunny, with a high near 23.

    Slight Chance
    Snow

    High: 23 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A 40 percent chance of snow.  Cloudy, with a low around 18.

    Chance Snow

    Low: 18 °F

Detailed Forecast

Overnight
Partly cloudy, with a low around 6. Wind chill values as low as -2. West northwest wind around 6 mph.
Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 21. Wind chill values as low as -3. Northwest wind 5 to 8 mph.
Thursday Night
A 20 percent chance of snow after 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 12. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm.
Friday
A 30 percent chance of snow, mainly before 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 25. West southwest wind 6 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 5. Northwest wind 14 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 15.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 4.
Sunday
A 20 percent chance of snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 23.
Sunday Night
A 40 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 18.
Washington's Birthday
A 30 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 34.
Monday Night
A 30 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24.
Tuesday
A slight chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 38. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Tuesday Night
A chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Wednesday
A chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 40. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
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Point Forecast:
Lafayette IN
 40.42°N 86.88°W (Elev. 630 ft)
1:15 am EST Feb 11, 2016
1am EST Feb 11, 2016-6pm EST Feb 17, 2016
 
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