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.

Light Snow

28°F

-2°C

Humidity 63%
Wind Speed NW 10 mph
Barometer 30.03 in (1016.8 mb)
Dewpoint 17°F (-8°C)
Visibility 9.00 mi
Wind Chill19°F (-7°C)
Last update 12 Feb 10:52 pm EST
Extended Forecast for

Washington DC

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

    NOW until
    12:00am Sat

    Winter Weather Advisory

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Snow showers likely, mainly before midnight.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19. Blustery, with a northwest wind 7 to 12 mph increasing to 16 to 21 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 41 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 before 9am.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 24. Blustery, with a northwest wind 22 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Blustery.
    Isolated Snow
    Showers then
    Mostly Sunny

    High: 24 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 10. Wind chill values as low as -4. Blustery, with a northwest wind 14 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 37 mph.

    Mostly Clear
    and Blustery
    then Mostly
    Clear

    Low: 10 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 24. Wind chill values as low as -5. Northwest wind 6 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 24 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Snow likely after 1am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19. South wind 5 to 7 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Mostly Cloudy
    then Snow
    Likely

    Low: 19 °F

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: Snow likely.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 32. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

    Snow Likely

    High: 32 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Snow and freezing rain.  Low around 32. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

    Wintry Mix

    Low: 32 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Rain likely.  Cloudy, with a high near 46. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

    Rain Likely

    High: 46 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Snow showers likely, mainly before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19. Blustery, with a northwest wind 7 to 12 mph increasing to 16 to 21 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 41 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Total nighttime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Saturday
Isolated snow showers before 9am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 24. Blustery, with a northwest wind 22 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Saturday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 10. Wind chill values as low as -4. Blustery, with a northwest wind 14 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 37 mph.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 24. Wind chill values as low as -5. Northwest wind 6 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Sunday Night
Snow likely after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19. South wind 5 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Washington's Birthday
Snow likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 32. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Monday Night
Snow and freezing rain. Low around 32. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Tuesday
Rain likely. Cloudy, with a high near 46. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
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 45.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 26.
Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 39.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 28.
Friday
Partly sunny, with a high near 45.
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Point Forecast:
Washington DC
 38.89°N 77.02°W (Elev. 20 ft)
10:31 pm EST Feb 12, 2016
11pm EST Feb 12, 2016-6pm EST Feb 19, 2016
 
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