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

Hatteras, Mitchell Field (KHSE)

Lat: 35.12°NLon: -75.92°WElev: 16ft.

Light Rain

34°F

1°C

Humidity 97%
Wind Speed NE 14 G 26 mph
Barometer 30.01 in (1016.2 mb)
Dewpoint 33°F (1°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill25°F (-4°C)
Last update 12 Feb 2:51 pm EST
Extended Forecast for

Ocracoke NC

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Rain, mainly before 5pm.  Areas of fog. High near 39. North wind around 16 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

    Rain and
    Areas Fog

    High: 39 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A chance of rain, possibly mixing with snow after 7pm, then gradually ending.  Patchy fog before 7pm.  Otherwise, cloudy during the early evening, then gradual clearing, with a low around 33. Breezy, with a northwest wind 13 to 18 mph increasing to 19 to 24 mph after midnight.  Chance of precipitation is 30%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

    Chance
    Rain/Snow and
    Patchy Fog

    Low: 33 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 37. Windy, with a northwest wind 24 to 28 mph, with gusts as high as 39 mph.

    Sunny and
    Windy

    High: 37 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 21. Windy, with a northwest wind 23 to 26 mph.

    Mostly Clear
    and Windy

    Low: 21 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 30. Blustery, with a north wind 14 to 23 mph.

    Sunny and
    Blustery then
    Mostly Sunny

    High: 30 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 26 °F

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: Cloudy, with a high near 57. Breezy.

    Cloudy then
    Mostly Cloudy
    and Breezy

    High: 57 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Showers likely, with thunderstorms also possible after midnight.  Cloudy, with a low around 54. Windy.  Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Showers
    Likely and
    Windy

    Low: 54 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 3pm, then a chance of showers.  Cloudy, with a high near 59. Windy.  Chance of precipitation is 70%.

    Showers
    Likely and
    Windy

    High: 59 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Rain, mainly before 5pm. Areas of fog. High near 39. North wind around 16 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Tonight
A chance of rain, possibly mixing with snow after 7pm, then gradually ending. Patchy fog before 7pm. Otherwise, cloudy during the early evening, then gradual clearing, with a low around 33. Breezy, with a northwest wind 13 to 18 mph increasing to 19 to 24 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 37. Windy, with a northwest wind 24 to 28 mph, with gusts as high as 39 mph.
Saturday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 21. Windy, with a northwest wind 23 to 26 mph.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 30. Blustery, with a north wind 14 to 23 mph.
Sunday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26.
Washington's Birthday
Cloudy, with a high near 57. Breezy.
Monday Night
Showers likely, with thunderstorms also possible after midnight. Cloudy, with a low around 54. Windy. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Tuesday
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 3pm, then a chance of showers. Cloudy, with a high near 59. Windy. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 44. Breezy.
Wednesday
Sunny, with a high near 53.
Wednesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 40.
Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 47.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 40.
Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 55.
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Point Forecast:
Ocracoke NC
 35.12°N 75.92°W (Elev. 0 ft)
2:24 pm EST Feb 12, 2016
3pm EST Feb 12, 2016-6pm EST Feb 19, 2016
 
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