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

Groton / New London, Groton / New London Airport (KGON)

Lat: 41.32°NLon: -72.24°WElev: 10ft.

Light Snow Fog/Mist

24°F

-4°C

Humidity 84%
Wind Speed W 15 mph
Barometer 29.77 in (1008.0 mb)
Dewpoint 20°F (-7°C)
Visibility 2.50 mi
Wind Chill11°F (-12°C)
Last update 11 Feb 7:56 am EST
Extended Forecast for

2 Miles W Niantic CT

  • Today

    Today: A chance of snow showers, mainly between noon and 4pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 29. Wind chill values between 15 and 20. West wind 14 to 17 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Chance Snow
    Showers

    High: 29 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A slight chance of snow showers before 8pm.  Mostly clear, with a low around 13. Wind chill values between zero and 5. Northwest wind 9 to 17 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Slight Chance
    Snow Showers
    then Mostly
    Clear

    Low: 13 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Increasing clouds, with a high near 26. Wind chill values between 5 and 15. Southwest wind 7 to 9 mph.

    Increasing
    Clouds

    High: 26 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A slight chance of snow showers before midnight, then a chance of snow after midnight.  Cloudy, with a low around 16. Wind chill values between 5 and 10. West wind 5 to 8 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 50%.

    Slight Chance
    Snow Showers
    then Chance
    Snow

    Low: 16 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A slight chance of snow showers before 9am.  Partly sunny and cold, with a high near 17. Blustery, with a northwest wind 16 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Slight Chance
    Snow Showers
    then Partly
    Sunny and
    Blustery

    High: 17 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around -2. Blustery.

    Mostly Cloudy
    and Blustery

    Low: -2 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Mostly sunny and cold, with a high near 13.

    Cold

    High: 13 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 5.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 5 °F

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: Partly sunny, with a high near 31.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 31 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
A chance of snow showers, mainly between noon and 4pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 29. Wind chill values between 15 and 20. West wind 14 to 17 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Tonight
A slight chance of snow showers before 8pm. Mostly clear, with a low around 13. Wind chill values between zero and 5. Northwest wind 9 to 17 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Friday
Increasing clouds, with a high near 26. Wind chill values between 5 and 15. Southwest wind 7 to 9 mph.
Friday Night
A slight chance of snow showers before midnight, then a chance of snow after midnight. Cloudy, with a low around 16. Wind chill values between 5 and 10. West wind 5 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Saturday
A slight chance of snow showers before 9am. Partly sunny and cold, with a high near 17. Blustery, with a northwest wind 16 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Saturday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around -2. Blustery.
Sunday
Mostly sunny and cold, with a high near 13.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 5.
Washington's Birthday
Partly sunny, with a high near 31.
Monday Night
A chance of snow before midnight, then snow and freezing rain likely. Cloudy, with a low around 25. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Tuesday
Rain, snow, and freezing rain likely. Cloudy, with a high near 47. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Tuesday Night
Rain likely. Cloudy, with a low around 34. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Wednesday
A chance of rain and snow showers. Cloudy, with a high near 43. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
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Point Forecast:
2 Miles W Niantic CT
 41.32°N 72.24°W (Elev. 56 ft)
8:00 am EST Feb 11, 2016
8am EST Feb 11, 2016-6pm EST Feb 17, 2016
 
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