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 over western New York where up to two feet is forecast by late Thursday.
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Current conditions at

Washington/Reagan National Airport, DC (KDCA)

Lat: 38.89°NLon: -77.05°WElev: 13ft.

A Few Clouds

22°F

-6°C

Humidity 44%
Wind Speed W 12 mph
Barometer 30.11 in (1019.4 mb)
Dewpoint 3°F (-16°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill10°F (-12°C)
Last update 11 Feb 7:52 am EST
Extended Forecast for

Washington DC

  • Today

    Today: Sunny, with a high near 33. West wind 14 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 33 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 17. Northwest wind 6 to 11 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 17 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Increasing clouds, with a high near 32. South wind 5 to 8 mph.

    Increasing
    Clouds

    High: 32 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around 21. South wind 5 to 13 mph becoming northwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 29 mph.

    Decreasing
    Clouds

    Low: 21 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 24. Blustery, with a northwest wind 17 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph.

    Mostly Sunny
    and Blustery

    High: 24 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 11.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 11 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 23.

    Sunny

    High: 23 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 17.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 17 °F

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: A chance of snow.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 34. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Chance Snow

    High: 34 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Sunny, with a high near 33. West wind 14 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.
Tonight
Mostly clear, with a low around 17. Northwest wind 6 to 11 mph.
Friday
Increasing clouds, with a high near 32. South wind 5 to 8 mph.
Friday Night
Cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around 21. South wind 5 to 13 mph becoming northwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 29 mph.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 24. Blustery, with a northwest wind 17 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 11.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 23.
Sunday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 17.
Washington's Birthday
A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 34. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Monday Night
Snow likely. Cloudy, with a low around 30. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Tuesday
A chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 44. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Tuesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 31.
Wednesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 46.
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Point Forecast:
Washington DC
 38.89°N 77.05°W (Elev. 3 ft)
6:34 am EST Feb 11, 2016
8am EST Feb 11, 2016-6pm EST Feb 17, 2016
 
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