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

Hickory, Hickory Regional Airport (KHKY)

Lat: 35.95°NLon: -81.91°WElev: 1188ft.

Fair

40°F

4°C

Humidity 36%
Wind Speed NW 9 mph
Barometer 30.14 in (1020.6 mb)
Dewpoint 15°F (-9°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill34°F (1°C)
Last update 11 Feb 5:53 pm EST
Extended Forecast for

2 Miles W Linville Falls NC

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Increasing clouds, with a low around 20. Northwest wind 5 to 8 mph becoming calm  after midnight.

    Increasing
    Clouds

    Low: 20 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A 30 percent chance of snow.  Cloudy, with a high near 32. Light and variable wind becoming west northwest 6 to 11 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 21 mph.  New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

    Chance Snow

    High: 32 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A 30 percent chance of snow showers, mainly before 1am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 12. Wind chill values as low as -6. Blustery, with a northwest wind 17 to 24 mph, with gusts as high as 36 mph.  New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

    Chance Snow
    Showers and
    Blustery

    Low: 12 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 17. Wind chill values as low as -7. Blustery, with a northwest wind 15 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph.

    Mostly Sunny
    and Blustery
    then Mostly
    Sunny

    High: 17 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 7. Northwest wind 7 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 7 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 23.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 23 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A 40 percent chance of snow after 2am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 16.

    Mostly Cloudy
    then Chance
    Snow

    Low: 16 °F

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: Snow, mainly after 9am.  High near 29. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

    Snow

    High: 29 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Snow and freezing rain before midnight, then rain or freezing rain likely between midnight and 4am, then freezing rain likely after 4am.  Low around 29. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

    Wintry Mix

    Low: 29 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Increasing clouds, with a low around 20. Northwest wind 5 to 8 mph becoming calm after midnight.
Friday
A 30 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a high near 32. Light and variable wind becoming west northwest 6 to 11 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 21 mph. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Friday Night
A 30 percent chance of snow showers, mainly before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 12. Wind chill values as low as -6. Blustery, with a northwest wind 17 to 24 mph, with gusts as high as 36 mph. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 17. Wind chill values as low as -7. Blustery, with a northwest wind 15 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 7. Northwest wind 7 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.
Sunday
Partly sunny, with a high near 23.
Sunday Night
A 40 percent chance of snow after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 16.
Washington's Birthday
Snow, mainly after 9am. High near 29. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Monday Night
Snow and freezing rain before midnight, then rain or freezing rain likely between midnight and 4am, then freezing rain likely after 4am. Low around 29. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Tuesday
A chance of rain or freezing rain before 10am, then a chance of rain between 10am and 11am, then a chance of snow after 11am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 38. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Tuesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26.
Wednesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 42.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 30.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 47.
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Point Forecast:
2 Miles W Linville Falls NC
 35.95°N 81.91°W (Elev. 3225 ft)
3:25 pm EST Feb 11, 2016
6pm EST Feb 11, 2016-6pm EST Feb 18, 2016
 
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