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

Harrisburg, Capital City Airport (KCXY)

Lat: 40.28°NLon: -76.87°WElev: 335ft.

Fair

16°F

-9°C

Humidity 54%
Wind Speed W 8 mph
Barometer 30.26 in (1025.3 mb)
Dewpoint 2°F (-17°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill5°F (-15°C)
Last update 12 Feb 8:56 am EST
Extended Forecast for

Harrisburg PA

  • Today

    Today: A slight chance of light snow after 4pm.  Increasing clouds, with a high near 26. Southwest wind 5 to 7 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Mostly Sunny
    then Slight
    Chance Light
    Snow

    High: 26 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A chance of snow showers or light snow before 7pm, then snow showers likely, mainly between 7pm and 2am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 15. Southwest wind 5 to 13 mph becoming west after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

    Snow Showers
    Likely

    Low: 15 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 16. Wind chill values as low as zero. Blustery, with a northwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 38 mph.

    Partly Sunny
    then Partly
    Sunny and
    Blustery

    High: 16 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A slight chance of snow showers before 8pm.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 2. Wind chill values as low as -15. Northwest wind 13 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Slight Chance
    Snow Showers
    then Partly
    Cloudy

    Low: 2 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 16. Northwest wind 8 to 11 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 16 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A slight chance of light snow after 8pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 9. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Slight Chance
    Light Snow

    Low: 9 °F

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: A chance of snow after 8am.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 29. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Chance Snow

    High: 29 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A chance of snow before 8pm, then rain and snow likely.  Cloudy, with a low around 26. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

    Rain/Snow
    Likely

    Low: 26 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Rain and snow likely, becoming all rain after 8am.  Cloudy, with a high near 42. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

    Rain/Snow
    Likely then
    Rain Likely

    High: 42 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
A slight chance of light snow after 4pm. Increasing clouds, with a high near 26. Southwest wind 5 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Tonight
A chance of snow showers or light snow before 7pm, then snow showers likely, mainly between 7pm and 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 15. Southwest wind 5 to 13 mph becoming west after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Saturday
Partly sunny, with a high near 16. Wind chill values as low as zero. Blustery, with a northwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 38 mph.
Saturday Night
A slight chance of snow showers before 8pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 2. Wind chill values as low as -15. Northwest wind 13 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 16. Northwest wind 8 to 11 mph.
Sunday Night
A slight chance of light snow after 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 9. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Washington's Birthday
A chance of snow after 8am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 29. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Monday Night
A chance of snow before 8pm, then rain and snow likely. Cloudy, with a low around 26. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Tuesday
Rain and snow likely, becoming all rain after 8am. Cloudy, with a high near 42. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Tuesday Night
Rain likely before 8pm, then a chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Wednesday
A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 38. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Wednesday Night
A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Thursday
A chance of snow showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 37. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
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Point Forecast:
Harrisburg PA
 40.28°N 76.87°W (Elev. 394 ft)
6:42 am EST Feb 12, 2016
9am EST Feb 12, 2016-6pm EST Feb 18, 2016
 
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