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

Des Moines, Des Moines International Airport (KDSM)

Lat: 41.52°NLon: -93.6°WElev: 955ft.

A Few Clouds

7°F

-14°C

Humidity 66%
Wind Speed NE 9 mph
Barometer 30.32 in (1028.7 mb)
Dewpoint -2°F (-19°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill-6°F (-21°C)
Last update 11 Feb 6:54 am CST
Extended Forecast for

3 Miles ESE Des Moines International Airport IA

  • Today

    Today: Snow likely, mainly after 5pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 23. Wind chill values as low as -5. Northeast wind 5 to 7 mph becoming south in the afternoon.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

    Partly Sunny
    then Snow
    Likely

    High: 23 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Snow, mainly before 3am.  Low around 16. Southeast wind around 6 mph becoming northwest after midnight.  Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.

    Snow then
    Chance Snow

    Low: 16 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a temperature rising to near 21 by noon, then falling to around 13 during the remainder of the day. Wind chill values as low as -5. Blustery, with a north northwest wind 7 to 12 mph increasing to 13 to 18 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 26 mph.

    Decreasing
    Clouds and
    Blustery

    High: 21 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around -3. Wind chill values as low as -15. North northwest wind 6 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: -3 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 14. North wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 14 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A 40 percent chance of snow.  Cloudy, with a low around 10.

    Chance Snow

    Low: 10 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A 50 percent chance of snow.  Cloudy, with a high near 28. Breezy.

    Chance Snow
    and Breezy

    High: 28 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A 20 percent chance of snow.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21.

    Slight Chance
    Snow

    Low: 21 °F

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 37.

    Mostly Cloudy

    High: 37 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Snow likely, mainly after 5pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 23. Wind chill values as low as -5. Northeast wind 5 to 7 mph becoming south in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Tonight
Snow, mainly before 3am. Low around 16. Southeast wind around 6 mph becoming northwest after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.
Friday
Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a temperature rising to near 21 by noon, then falling to around 13 during the remainder of the day. Wind chill values as low as -5. Blustery, with a north northwest wind 7 to 12 mph increasing to 13 to 18 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 26 mph.
Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around -3. Wind chill values as low as -15. North northwest wind 6 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 14. North wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm.
Saturday Night
A 40 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 10.
Sunday
A 50 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a high near 28. Breezy.
Sunday Night
A 20 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21.
Washington's Birthday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 37.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 25.
Tuesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 40.
Tuesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 41.
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Point Forecast:
3 Miles ESE Des Moines International Airport IA
 41.52°N 93.6°W
6:56 am CST Feb 11, 2016
7am CST Feb 11, 2016-6pm CST Feb 17, 2016
 
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