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

Altoona, Altoona-Blair County Airport (KAOO)

Lat: 40.37°NLon: -78.08°WElev: 1503ft.

Mostly Cloudy and Breezy

10°F

-12°C

Humidity 58%
Wind Speed NW 21 G 37 mph
Barometer 30.04 in (1020.1 mb)
Dewpoint -2°F (-19°C)
Visibility 7.00 mi
Wind Chill-9°F (-23°C)
Last update 13 Feb 5:53 am EST
Extended Forecast for

2 Miles ESE Hesston PA

Wind Chill Advisory February 13, 05:00pm until February 14, 11:00am
Wind Advisory until February 13, 05:00pm
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Wind Chill Advisory
Wind Advisory
  •  
    Wind Advisory until February 13, 05:00pm

    NOW until
    5:00pm Sat

    Wind Advisory

  • Overnight

    Overnight: A chance of snow showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 10. Wind chill values as low as zero. Northwest wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 30%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

    Chance Snow
    Showers

    Low: 10 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A chance of snow showers, mainly before 3pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 13. Wind chill values as low as -5. Northwest wind 15 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 39 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 30%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

    Chance Snow
    Showers

    High: 13 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 4. Wind chill values as low as -10. Northwest wind 10 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 34 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 4 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 17. Wind chill values as low as -10. Northwest wind 6 to 8 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 17 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A chance of light snow after 1am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 13. Southeast wind 3 to 8 mph. Winds could gust as high as 23 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Mostly Cloudy
    then Chance
    Light Snow

    Low: 13 °F

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: Light snow likely.  Cloudy, with a high near 29. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

    Light Snow
    Likely

    High: 29 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Rain and snow likely.  Cloudy, with a low around 27. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

    Rain/Snow
    Likely

    Low: 27 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A chance of rain and snow.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 40. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

    Chance
    Rain/Snow

    High: 40 °F

Detailed Forecast

Overnight
A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 10. Wind chill values as low as zero. Northwest wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
Saturday
A chance of snow showers, mainly before 3pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 13. Wind chill values as low as -5. Northwest wind 15 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 39 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Saturday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 4. Wind chill values as low as -10. Northwest wind 10 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 34 mph.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 17. Wind chill values as low as -10. Northwest wind 6 to 8 mph.
Sunday Night
A chance of light snow after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 13. Southeast wind 3 to 8 mph. Winds could gust as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Washington's Birthday
Light snow likely. Cloudy, with a high near 29. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Monday Night
Rain and snow likely. Cloudy, with a low around 27. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Tuesday
A chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 40. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Tuesday Night
A chance of rain and snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Wednesday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 37.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 31.
Thursday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 20.
Friday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 38.
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Point Forecast:
2 Miles ESE Hesston PA
 40.37°N 78.08°W (Elev. 738 ft)
4:15 am EST Feb 13, 2016
5am EST Feb 13, 2016-6pm EST Feb 19, 2016
 
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