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

Washington/Reagan National Airport, DC (KDCA)

Lat: 38.89°NLon: -77.02°WElev: 13ft.

Overcast

28°F

-2°C

Humidity 41%
Wind Speed S 6 mph
Barometer 30.17 in (1021.6 mb)
Dewpoint 7°F (-14°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill21°F (-6°C)
Last update 12 Feb 12:52 pm EST
Extended Forecast for

Washington DC

Wind Advisory February 13, 03:00am until February 13, 06:00pm
Winter Weather Advisory February 12, 06:00pm until February 13, 12:00am
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Wind Advisory
Winter Weather Advisory
  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 31. South wind around 8 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy

    High: 31 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Snow showers likely, mainly before 10pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19. Blustery, with a south wind 6 to 11 mph becoming northwest 16 to 21 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 32 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

    Snow Showers
    Likely then
    Chance Snow
    Showers and
    Blustery

    Low: 19 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A slight chance of snow showers.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 24. Blustery, with a northwest wind 22 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 39 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Slight Chance
    Snow Showers
    and Blustery

    High: 24 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 10. Wind chill values as low as -5. Blustery, with a northwest wind 16 to 24 mph, with gusts as high as 37 mph.

    Mostly Clear
    and Blustery

    Low: 10 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 24. Northwest wind 6 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 24 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A chance of snow after 1am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Mostly Cloudy
    then Chance
    Snow

    Low: 19 °F

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: Snow likely.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 34. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Snow Likely

    High: 34 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Rain and snow.  Low around 31. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

    Rain/Snow

    Low: 31 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Rain likely.  Cloudy, with a high near 47. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

    Rain Likely

    High: 47 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 31. South wind around 8 mph.
Tonight
Snow showers likely, mainly before 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19. Blustery, with a south wind 6 to 11 mph becoming northwest 16 to 21 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 32 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Saturday
A slight chance of snow showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 24. Blustery, with a northwest wind 22 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 39 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Saturday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 10. Wind chill values as low as -5. Blustery, with a northwest wind 16 to 24 mph, with gusts as high as 37 mph.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 24. Northwest wind 6 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Sunday Night
A chance of snow after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Washington's Birthday
Snow likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 34. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Monday Night
Rain and snow. Low around 31. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Tuesday
Rain likely. Cloudy, with a high near 47. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Tuesday Night
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Wednesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 45.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 28.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 41.
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Point Forecast:
Washington DC
 38.89°N 77.02°W (Elev. 20 ft)
12:34 pm EST Feb 12, 2016
1pm EST Feb 12, 2016-6pm EST Feb 18, 2016
 
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