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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Current conditions at

Washington/Reagan National Airport, DC (KDCA)

Lat: 38.89°NLon: -77.02°WElev: 13ft.

Partly Cloudy

37°F

3°C

Humidity 42%
Wind Speed NW 10 G 18 mph
Barometer 29.78 in (1008.5 mb)
Dewpoint 16°F (-9°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill30°F (-1°C)
Last update 10 Feb 1:52 pm EST
Extended Forecast for

Washington DC

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 40. West wind around 13 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy

    High: 40 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Scattered flurries before 3am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23. West wind 11 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.

    Scattered
    Flurries

    Low: 23 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 31. West wind 15 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 31 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 17. Northwest wind 5 to 13 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 17 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 33. Southwest wind 5 to 8 mph.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 33 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 21 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 25. Blustery.

    Mostly Sunny
    then Mostly
    Sunny and
    Blustery

    High: 25 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 8. Blustery.

    Partly Cloudy
    and Blustery
    then Mostly
    Clear

    Low: 8 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 24.

    Sunny

    High: 24 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 40. West wind around 13 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Tonight
Scattered flurries before 3am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23. West wind 11 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 31. West wind 15 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Thursday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 17. Northwest wind 5 to 13 mph.
Friday
Partly sunny, with a high near 33. Southwest wind 5 to 8 mph.
Friday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 25. Blustery.
Saturday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 8. Blustery.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 24.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 18.
Washington's Birthday
A chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 36. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Monday Night
Snow likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Tuesday
A chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 45. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
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Point Forecast:
Washington DC
 38.89°N 77.02°W (Elev. 20 ft)
12:34 pm EST Feb 10, 2016
2pm EST Feb 10, 2016-6pm EST Feb 16, 2016
 
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