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

Asheville, Asheville Regional Airport (KAVL)

Lat: 35.48°NLon: -82.63°WElev: 2165ft.

Overcast

29°F

-2°C

Humidity 69%
Wind Speed SW 6 mph
Barometer 30.16 in (1022.3 mb)
Dewpoint 20°F (-7°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill23°F (-5°C)
Last update 12 Feb 3:54 am EST
Extended Forecast for

2 Miles SSW Bent Creek NC

Wind Chill Advisory February 13, 12:00am until February 13, 12:00pm
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Wind Chill Advisory
  • Today

    Today: Snow showers likely before 1pm, then a chance of rain and snow showers between 1pm and 4pm, then a slight chance of snow showers after 4pm.  Cloudy, with a high near 40. Light and variable wind becoming northwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 18 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

    Snow Showers
    Likely then
    Chance
    Rain/Snow

    High: 40 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A 20 percent chance of snow showers before 4am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18. Blustery, with a north northwest wind 13 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 38 mph.

    Slight Chance
    Snow Showers
    and Blustery

    Low: 18 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 24. Blustery, with a north northwest wind 14 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph.

    Mostly Sunny
    and Blustery
    then Mostly
    Sunny

    High: 24 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 12. North northwest wind 6 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 12 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 30. Light and variable wind becoming south southeast 5 to 8 mph in the morning.

    Mostly Cloudy

    High: 30 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A 30 percent chance of snow, mainly after 4am.  Cloudy, with a low around 22.

    Chance Snow

    Low: 22 °F

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: Snow and sleet likely before 3pm, then sleet likely between 3pm and 4pm, then rain likely after 4pm.  Cloudy, with a high near 35. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Chance Snow
    then Wintry
    Mix Likely

    High: 35 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Rain.  Low around 32. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

    Rain

    Low: 32 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Rain, snow, and sleet likely before noon, then a chance of rain between noon and 5pm, then a chance of rain and snow after 5pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 42. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Wintry Mix
    Likely

    High: 42 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Snow showers likely before 1pm, then a chance of rain and snow showers between 1pm and 4pm, then a slight chance of snow showers after 4pm. Cloudy, with a high near 40. Light and variable wind becoming northwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Tonight
A 20 percent chance of snow showers before 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18. Blustery, with a north northwest wind 13 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 38 mph.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 24. Blustery, with a north northwest wind 14 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 12. North northwest wind 6 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Sunday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 30. Light and variable wind becoming south southeast 5 to 8 mph in the morning.
Sunday Night
A 30 percent chance of snow, mainly after 4am. Cloudy, with a low around 22.
Washington's Birthday
Snow and sleet likely before 3pm, then sleet likely between 3pm and 4pm, then rain likely after 4pm. Cloudy, with a high near 35. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Monday Night
Rain. Low around 32. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Tuesday
Rain, snow, and sleet likely before noon, then a chance of rain between noon and 5pm, then a chance of rain and snow after 5pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 42. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Tuesday Night
A chance of rain and snow showers before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 47.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 29.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 50.
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Point Forecast:
2 Miles SSW Bent Creek NC
 35.48°N 82.63°W (Elev. 2379 ft)
3:23 am EST Feb 12, 2016
4am EST Feb 12, 2016-6pm EST Feb 18, 2016
 
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