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

Baltimore, Baltimore-Washington International Airport (KBWI)

Lat: 39.25°NLon: -76.85°WElev: 135ft.

Mostly Cloudy

23°F

-5°C

Humidity 38%
Wind Speed Vrbl 6 mph
Barometer 30.25 in (1024.5 mb)
Dewpoint 1°F (-17°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill16°F (-9°C)
Last update 12 Feb 10:54 am EST
Extended Forecast for

2 Miles SSW Ellicott City MD

  • Today

    Today: Isolated snow showers after 3pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 28. South wind around 8 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Isolated Snow
    Showers

    High: 28 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Snow showers likely, mainly before midnight.  Cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around 16. Blustery, with a south wind 5 to 10 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
    Scattered
    Snow Showers
    and Blustery

    Low: 16 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Scattered snow showers, mainly after noon.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 21. Wind chill values as low as -1. Blustery, with a northwest wind 22 to 24 mph, with gusts as high as 38 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Scattered
    Snow Showers
    and Blustery

    High: 21 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 7. Wind chill values as low as -9. Blustery, with a northwest wind 16 to 23 mph, with gusts as high as 34 mph.

    Mostly Clear
    and Blustery

    Low: 7 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 21. Northwest wind 6 to 11 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 21 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A chance of snow after 1am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 15. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Mostly Cloudy
    then Chance
    Snow

    Low: 15 °F

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: Snow likely.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 33. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Snow Likely

    High: 33 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Rain and snow.  Low around 29. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

    Rain/Snow

    Low: 29 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Rain.  High near 45. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

    Rain

    High: 45 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Isolated snow showers after 3pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 28. South wind around 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Tonight
Snow showers likely, mainly before midnight. Cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around 16. Blustery, with a south wind 5 to 10 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
Scattered snow showers, mainly after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 21. Wind chill values as low as -1. Blustery, with a northwest wind 22 to 24 mph, with gusts as high as 38 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Saturday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 7. Wind chill values as low as -9. Blustery, with a northwest wind 16 to 23 mph, with gusts as high as 34 mph.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 21. Northwest wind 6 to 11 mph.
Sunday Night
A chance of snow after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 15. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Washington's Birthday
Snow likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 33. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Monday Night
Rain and snow. Low around 29. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Tuesday
Rain. High near 45. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Tuesday Night
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Wednesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 42.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 24.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 38.
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Point Forecast:
2 Miles SSW Ellicott City MD
 39.25°N 76.85°W (Elev. 348 ft)
9:34 am EST Feb 12, 2016
11am EST Feb 12, 2016-6pm EST Feb 18, 2016
 
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