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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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Eastern WV Regional Airport/Shepherd Field (KMRB)

Lat: 39.28°NLon: -77.85°WElev: 538ft.

Overcast

29°F

-2°C

Humidity 38%
Wind Speed S 13 mph
Barometer 30.09 in (1019.8 mb)
Dewpoint 6°F (-14°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill19°F (-7°C)
Last update 12 Feb 12:53 pm EST
Extended Forecast for

Charles Town WV

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Snow showers likely, mainly after 4pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 31. South wind around 9 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

    Snow Showers
    Likely

    High: 31 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Snow showers likely, mainly before 9pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 15. Blustery, with a light and variable wind becoming northwest 16 to 21 mph in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 31 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

    Snow Showers
    Likely then
    Scattered
    Snow Showers
    and Blustery

    Low: 15 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A slight chance of snow showers.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 20. Wind chill values as low as -3. Blustery, with a northwest wind 22 to 24 mph, with gusts as high as 38 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Slight Chance
    Snow Showers
    and Blustery

    High: 20 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 6. Wind chill values as low as -11. Blustery, with a northwest wind 17 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph.

    Mostly Clear
    and Blustery

    Low: 6 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 23. Northwest wind 6 to 11 mph becoming light  in the afternoon.

    Sunny

    High: 23 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A chance of snow after 2am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 15. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Mostly Cloudy
    then Chance
    Snow

    Low: 15 °F

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: Snow likely, mainly after 8am.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 31. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Snow Likely

    High: 31 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Snow.  Low around 27. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

    Snow

    Low: 27 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Snow before 8am, then rain and snow likely.  High near 42. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

    Rain/Snow

    High: 42 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Snow showers likely, mainly after 4pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 31. South wind around 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Tonight
Snow showers likely, mainly before 9pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 15. Blustery, with a light and variable wind becoming northwest 16 to 21 mph in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 31 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Saturday
A slight chance of snow showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 20. Wind chill values as low as -3. Blustery, with a northwest wind 22 to 24 mph, with gusts as high as 38 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Saturday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 6. Wind chill values as low as -11. Blustery, with a northwest wind 17 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 23. Northwest wind 6 to 11 mph becoming light in the afternoon.
Sunday Night
A chance of snow after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 15. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Washington's Birthday
Snow likely, mainly after 8am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 31. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Monday Night
Snow. Low around 27. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Tuesday
Snow before 8am, then rain and snow likely. High near 42. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Tuesday Night
Rain and snow showers likely, mainly before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Wednesday
A chance of rain and snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 42. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 21.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 39.
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Point Forecast:
Charles Town WV
 39.28°N 77.85°W (Elev. 499 ft)
12:34 pm EST Feb 12, 2016
1pm EST Feb 12, 2016-6pm EST Feb 18, 2016
 
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