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

New York City, Central Park (KNYC)

Lat: 40.75°NLon: -73.95°WElev: 154ft.

Fair

18°F

-8°C

Humidity 39%
Wind Speed Vrbl 7 G 18 mph
Barometer 30.23 in (1023.0 mb)
Dewpoint -3°F (-19°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill9°F (-13°C)
Last update 12 Feb 1:51 am EST
Extended Forecast for

Manhattan NY

  • Overnight

    Overnight: Mostly clear, with a low around 17. Wind chill values between 5 and 10. West wind 10 to 13 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 17 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Increasing clouds, with a high near 26. Wind chill values between 5 and 15. Southwest wind 8 to 10 mph.

    Increasing
    Clouds

    High: 26 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A slight chance of snow showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 16. Wind chill values between 5 and 15. Southwest wind 8 to 16 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Slight Chance
    Snow Showers

    Low: 16 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A slight chance of snow showers.  Mostly sunny and cold, with a high near 19. Wind chill values between -5 and zero. Blustery, with a northwest wind 17 to 25 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Slight Chance
    Snow Showers
    and Blustery

    High: 19 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A slight chance of snow showers before midnight.  Mostly clear, with a low around 5. Blustery, with a northwest wind 16 to 24 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Blustery.
    Slight Chance
    Snow Showers
    then Mostly
    Clear

    Low: 5 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Sunny and cold, with a high near 16.

    Cold

    High: 16 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 15.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 15 °F

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: Partly sunny, with a high near 36.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 36 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Snow likely before midnight, then rain likely.  Cloudy, with a low around 31. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

    Snow Likely
    then Rain
    Likely

    Low: 31 °F

Detailed Forecast

Overnight
Mostly clear, with a low around 17. Wind chill values between 5 and 10. West wind 10 to 13 mph.
Friday
Increasing clouds, with a high near 26. Wind chill values between 5 and 15. Southwest wind 8 to 10 mph.
Friday Night
A slight chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 16. Wind chill values between 5 and 15. Southwest wind 8 to 16 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Saturday
A slight chance of snow showers. Mostly sunny and cold, with a high near 19. Wind chill values between -5 and zero. Blustery, with a northwest wind 17 to 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Saturday Night
A slight chance of snow showers before midnight. Mostly clear, with a low around 5. Blustery, with a northwest wind 16 to 24 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Sunday
Sunny and cold, with a high near 16.
Sunday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 15.
Washington's Birthday
Partly sunny, with a high near 36.
Monday Night
Snow likely before midnight, then rain likely. Cloudy, with a low around 31. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Tuesday
Rain likely. Cloudy, with a high near 49. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Tuesday Night
Rain likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Wednesday
A chance of rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 44. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 29.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 38.
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Point Forecast:
Manhattan NY
 40.75°N 73.95°W (Elev. 13 ft)
10:53 pm EST Feb 11, 2016
2am EST Feb 12, 2016-6pm EST Feb 18, 2016
 
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