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

Columbia, Jim Hamilton L.B. Owens Downtown Airport (KCUB)

Lat: 34°NLon: -81.02°WElev: 210ft.

Fair

44°F

7°C

Humidity 27%
Wind Speed Vrbl 6 G 21 mph
Barometer 30.32 in (1026.9 mb)
Dewpoint 12°F (-11°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill41°F (5°C)
Last update 13 Feb 11:53 am EST
Extended Forecast for

Columbia SC

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Sunny, with a high near 46. Northwest wind around 11 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 46 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 22. Northeast wind around 6 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 22 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 41. East wind 6 to 8 mph.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 41 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. East wind around 6 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 29 °F

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: A chance of freezing rain before 9am, then a chance of rain.  Cloudy, with a high near 46. East wind around 5 mph becoming light and variable.  Chance of precipitation is 40%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

    Chance
    Rain/Freezing
    Rain then
    Chance Rain

    High: 46 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Showers.  Low around 43. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

    Showers

    Low: 43 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A chance of showers.  Partly sunny, with a high near 58. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Chance
    Showers

    High: 58 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 38.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 38 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 59.

    Sunny

    High: 59 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Sunny, with a high near 46. Northwest wind around 11 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.
Tonight
Mostly clear, with a low around 22. Northeast wind around 6 mph.
Sunday
Partly sunny, with a high near 41. East wind 6 to 8 mph.
Sunday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. East wind around 6 mph.
Washington's Birthday
A chance of freezing rain before 9am, then a chance of rain. Cloudy, with a high near 46. East wind around 5 mph becoming light and variable. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Monday Night
Showers. Low around 43. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Tuesday
A chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 58. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 38.
Wednesday
Sunny, with a high near 59.
Wednesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 35.
Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 59.
Thursday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 37.
Friday
Sunny, with a high near 62.
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Point Forecast:
Columbia SC
 34°N 81.02°W (Elev. 253 ft)
10:11 am EST Feb 13, 2016
12pm EST Feb 13, 2016-6pm EST Feb 19, 2016
 
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