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

Roanoke, Roanoke Regional Airport (KROA)

Lat: 37.08°NLon: -79.58°WElev: 1175ft.

Overcast

31°F

-1°C

Humidity 61%
Wind Speed N 3 mph
Barometer 29.98 in (1016.5 mb)
Dewpoint 19°F (-7°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 12 Feb 6:54 pm EST
Extended Forecast for

6 Miles NNW Sandy Level VA

Wind Chill Advisory February 12, 11:00pm until February 14, 10:00am
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Wind Chill Advisory
  • Tonight

    Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 19. Northwest wind 5 to 11 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 19 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 27. Northwest wind 14 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 27 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 11. Northwest wind 5 to 9 mph becoming light  after midnight.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 11 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Increasing clouds, with a high near 28. Light and variable wind.

    Increasing
    Clouds

    High: 28 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A chance of snow after 1am.  Cloudy, with a low around 22. Light south wind.  Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Cloudy then
    Chance Snow

    Low: 22 °F

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: Snow.  High near 32. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

    Snow

    High: 32 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Snow.  Low around 30. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

    Snow

    Low: 30 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Snow likely before 8am, then rain and snow likely between 8am and 9am, then rain likely after 9am.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 45. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

    Rain/Snow
    Likely then
    Rain Likely

    High: 45 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 30 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Partly cloudy, with a low around 19. Northwest wind 5 to 11 mph.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 27. Northwest wind 14 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph.
Saturday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 11. Northwest wind 5 to 9 mph becoming light after midnight.
Sunday
Increasing clouds, with a high near 28. Light and variable wind.
Sunday Night
A chance of snow after 1am. Cloudy, with a low around 22. Light south wind. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Washington's Birthday
Snow. High near 32. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
Monday Night
Snow. Low around 30. Chance of precipitation is 90%.
Tuesday
Snow likely before 8am, then rain and snow likely between 8am and 9am, then rain likely after 9am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 45. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Tuesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 45.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 26.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 46.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 30.
Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 53.
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Point Forecast:
6 Miles NNW Sandy Level VA
 37.08°N 79.58°W (Elev. 899 ft)
5:30 pm EST Feb 12, 2016
7pm EST Feb 12, 2016-6pm EST Feb 19, 2016
 
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