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

Buffalo, Greater Buffalo International Airport (KBUF)

Lat: 42.89°NLon: -78.87°WElev: 709ft.

Mostly Cloudy

16°F

-9°C

Humidity 77%
Wind Speed S 9 mph
Barometer 30.03 in (1018.3 mb)
Dewpoint 10°F (-12°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill5°F (-15°C)
Last update 12 Feb 8:54 am EST
Extended Forecast for

Buffalo NY

Wind Chill Warning February 13, 05:00am until February 14, 10:00am
Lake Effect Snow Warning until February 12, 10:00pm
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Wind Chill Warning
Lake Effect Snow Warning
  •  
    Lake Effect Snow Warning until February 12, 10:00pm

    NOW until
    10:00pm Fri

    Lake Effect Snow Warning

  • Today

    Today: Snow before 1pm, then snow showers likely between 1pm and 2pm, then snow after 2pm. The snow could be heavy at times.  Areas of blowing snow after 10am. High near 22. Breezy, with a southwest wind 15 to 23 mph, with gusts as high as 34 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 6 to 9 inches possible.

    Heavy Snow
    and Areas
    Blowing Snow

    High: 22 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Snow before 7pm, then snow showers likely, mainly between 7pm and 1am.  Areas of blowing snow before 1am. Low around -3. Wind chill values as low as -20. Breezy, with a northwest wind 18 to 20 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

    Snow and
    Areas Blowing
    Snow

    Low: -3 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A chance of snow showers.  Cloudy and cold, with a high near 2. Wind chill values as low as -25. Blustery, with a northwest wind 17 to 24 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 40%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

    Chance Snow
    Showers and
    Blustery

    High: 2 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A chance of snow showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around -9. Wind chill values as low as -25. Northwest wind 8 to 16 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Chance Snow
    Showers

    Low: -9 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A chance of snow showers, mainly before noon.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 11. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming light and variable.  Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Chance Snow
    Showers

    High: 11 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 9.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 9 °F

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: A chance of snow.  Partly sunny, with a high near 30. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Chance Snow

    High: 30 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A chance of snow.  Cloudy, with a low around 29. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Chance Snow

    Low: 29 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Snow before 1pm, then snow showers likely between 1pm and 2pm, then snow after 2pm. The snow could be heavy at times. Areas of blowing snow after 10am. High near 22. Breezy, with a southwest wind 15 to 23 mph, with gusts as high as 34 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 6 to 9 inches possible.
Tonight
Snow before 7pm, then snow showers likely, mainly between 7pm and 1am. Areas of blowing snow before 1am. Low around -3. Wind chill values as low as -20. Breezy, with a northwest wind 18 to 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
Saturday
A chance of snow showers. Cloudy and cold, with a high near 2. Wind chill values as low as -25. Blustery, with a northwest wind 17 to 24 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Saturday Night
A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around -9. Wind chill values as low as -25. Northwest wind 8 to 16 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Sunday
A chance of snow showers, mainly before noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 11. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming light and variable. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Sunday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 9.
Washington's Birthday
A chance of snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 30. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Monday Night
A chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 29. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Tuesday
Rain and snow likely. Cloudy, with a high near 36. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Tuesday Night
A chance of snow showers. Cloudy, with a low around 27. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Wednesday
A chance of snow showers. Cloudy, with a high near 31. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Wednesday Night
A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Thursday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 32.
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Point Forecast:
Buffalo NY
 42.89°N 78.87°W (Elev. 604 ft)
6:38 am EST Feb 12, 2016
9am EST Feb 12, 2016-6pm EST Feb 18, 2016
 
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