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

Tappahannock-Essex County Airport (KXSA)

Lat: 38.16°NLon: -76.86°WElev: 135ft.

Mostly Cloudy

23°F

-5°C

Humidity 78%
Wind Speed S 3 mph
Barometer 30.02 in
Dewpoint 17°F (-8°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 13 Feb 1:35 am EST
Extended Forecast for

4 Miles NW Stratford VA

  • Overnight

    Overnight: Scattered flurries before 4am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18. Northwest wind 8 to 16 mph.

    Scattered
    Flurries

    Low: 18 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 26. Blustery, with a northwest wind 20 to 24 mph, with gusts as high as 38 mph.

    Mostly Sunny
    and Blustery

    High: 26 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 13. Wind chill values as low as -1. Blustery, with a northwest wind 15 to 20 mph.

    Mostly Clear
    and Blustery
    then Mostly
    Clear

    Low: 13 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 25. Wind chill values as low as -2. North wind 8 to 13 mph becoming light northwest  in the afternoon.

    Sunny

    High: 25 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A chance of snow after 1am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 20. Calm wind becoming southeast 5 to 7 mph in the evening.  Chance of precipitation is 30%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

    Mostly Cloudy
    then Chance
    Snow

    Low: 20 °F

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: Snow likely, mainly after 1pm.  Cloudy, with a high near 35. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

    Chance Snow
    then Snow
    Likely

    High: 35 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Rain.  Low around 35. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

    Rain

    Low: 35 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Rain.  High near 52. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

    Rain

    High: 52 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 31.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 31 °F

Detailed Forecast

Overnight
Scattered flurries before 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18. Northwest wind 8 to 16 mph.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 26. Blustery, with a northwest wind 20 to 24 mph, with gusts as high as 38 mph.
Saturday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 13. Wind chill values as low as -1. Blustery, with a northwest wind 15 to 20 mph.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 25. Wind chill values as low as -2. North wind 8 to 13 mph becoming light northwest in the afternoon.
Sunday Night
A chance of snow after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 20. Calm wind becoming southeast 5 to 7 mph in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Washington's Birthday
Snow likely, mainly after 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 35. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Monday Night
Rain. Low around 35. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Tuesday
Rain. High near 52. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Tuesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 31.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 47.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 29.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 40.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 30.
Friday
Partly sunny, with a high near 48.
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Point Forecast:
4 Miles NW Stratford VA
 38.16°N 76.86°W (Elev. 69 ft)
12:12 am EST Feb 13, 2016
1am EST Feb 13, 2016-6pm EST Feb 19, 2016
 
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