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 49%
Wind Speed W 13 G 21 mph
Barometer 30.02 in (1016.5 mb)
Dewpoint 11°F (-12°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill17°F (-8°C)
Last update 13 Feb 2:52 am EST
Extended Forecast for

Washington DC

Wind Advisory until February 13, 06:00pm
Wind Chill Advisory February 13, 06:00pm until February 14, 06:00am
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Wind Advisory
Wind Chill Advisory
  •  
    Wind Advisory until February 13, 06:00pm

    NOW until
    6:00pm Sat

    Wind Advisory

  • Overnight

    Overnight: Snow showers likely.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19. Blustery, with a northwest wind 17 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 37 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. Total nighttime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

    Snow Showers
    Likely and
    Blustery

    Low: 19 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Isolated snow showers between noon and 3pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 24. Blustery, with a northwest wind 21 to 24 mph, with gusts as high as 47 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Isolated Snow
    Showers and
    Blustery

    High: 24 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 11. Wind chill values as low as -3. Northwest wind 16 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 11 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 24. Wind chill values as low as -3. Northwest wind 6 to 15 mph becoming northeast in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 22 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 24 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Snow likely after 1am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19. South wind 5 to 8 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Mostly Cloudy
    then Snow
    Likely

    Low: 19 °F

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: Snow.  High near 33. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

    Snow Likely
    then Snow

    High: 33 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Rain.  Low around 33. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

    Rain

    Low: 33 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Rain.  High near 48. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

    Rain

    High: 48 °F

Detailed Forecast

Overnight
Snow showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19. Blustery, with a northwest wind 17 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 37 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Total nighttime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Saturday
Isolated snow showers between noon and 3pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 24. Blustery, with a northwest wind 21 to 24 mph, with gusts as high as 47 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Saturday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 11. Wind chill values as low as -3. Northwest wind 16 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 24. Wind chill values as low as -3. Northwest wind 6 to 15 mph becoming northeast in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 22 mph.
Sunday Night
Snow likely after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19. South wind 5 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Washington's Birthday
Snow. High near 33. Chance of precipitation is 90%.
Monday Night
Rain. Low around 33. Chance of precipitation is 90%.
Tuesday
Rain. High near 48. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Tuesday Night
A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Wednesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 46.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 27.
Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 39.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 28.
Friday
Partly sunny, with a high near 46.
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Point Forecast:
Washington DC
 38.89°N 77.02°W (Elev. 20 ft)
3:35 am EST Feb 13, 2016
3am EST Feb 13, 2016-6pm EST Feb 19, 2016
 
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