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

Virginia Tech Airport (KBCB)

Lat: 37.26°NLon: -80.4°WElev: 2133ft.

Mostly Cloudy

18°F

-8°C

Humidity 50%
Wind Speed NW 18 G 30 mph
Barometer 30.27 in
Dewpoint 2°F (-17°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill2°F (-17°C)
Last update 13 Feb 11:55 am EST
Extended Forecast for

2 Miles NNE Blacksburg VA

Wind Chill Advisory until February 14, 10:00am
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Wind Chill Advisory
  •  
    Wind Chill Advisory until February 14, 10:00am

    NOW until
    10:00am Sun

    Wind Chill Advisory

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Mostly sunny and cold, with a high near 20. Wind chill values as low as -1. Northwest wind 14 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph.

    Cold

    High: 20 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 5. Wind chill values as low as -2. Northwest wind 6 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 5 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Increasing clouds, with a high near 24. Wind chill values as low as -2. Light and variable wind becoming south around 6 mph in the afternoon.

    Increasing
    Clouds

    High: 24 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Snow likely, mainly after midnight.  Cloudy, with a low around 20. Southeast wind around 6 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

    Snow Likely

    Low: 20 °F

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: Snow before 10am, then snow and sleet.  High near 31. Southeast wind 5 to 7 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow and sleet accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

    Snow/Sleet

    High: 31 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Snow and sleet before 10pm, then freezing rain between 10pm and 5am, then snow and freezing rain after 5am.  Low around 30. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New ice accumulation of 0.1 to 0.2 of an inch possible.  New snow and sleet accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.

    Wintry Mix

    Low: 30 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Snow likely before 10am, then rain likely.  Cloudy, with a high near 39. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

    Rain/Snow
    Likely then
    Chance Rain

    High: 39 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: A chance of snow showers after 1am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Mostly Cloudy
    then Chance
    Snow Showers

    Low: 28 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Mostly sunny and cold, with a high near 20. Wind chill values as low as -1. Northwest wind 14 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph.
Tonight
Partly cloudy, with a low around 5. Wind chill values as low as -2. Northwest wind 6 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Sunday
Increasing clouds, with a high near 24. Wind chill values as low as -2. Light and variable wind becoming south around 6 mph in the afternoon.
Sunday Night
Snow likely, mainly after midnight. Cloudy, with a low around 20. Southeast wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
Washington's Birthday
Snow before 10am, then snow and sleet. High near 31. Southeast wind 5 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow and sleet accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
Monday Night
Snow and sleet before 10pm, then freezing rain between 10pm and 5am, then snow and freezing rain after 5am. Low around 30. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New ice accumulation of 0.1 to 0.2 of an inch possible. New snow and sleet accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.
Tuesday
Snow likely before 10am, then rain likely. Cloudy, with a high near 39. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Tuesday Night
A chance of snow showers after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Wednesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 38.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 24.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 40.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 28.
Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 49.
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Point Forecast:
2 Miles NNE Blacksburg VA
 37.26°N 80.4°W (Elev. 2198 ft)
11:00 am EST Feb 13, 2016
12pm EST Feb 13, 2016-6pm EST Feb 19, 2016
 
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