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

Westerly, Westerly State Airport (KWST)

Lat: 41.36°NLon: -71.67°WElev: 79ft.

Fair

14°F

-10°C

Humidity 44%
Wind Speed W 5 mph
Barometer 30.11 in (1019.6 mb)
Dewpoint -4°F (-20°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill6°F (-14°C)
Last update 11 Feb 11:53 pm EST
Extended Forecast for

2 Miles SSW Charlestown RI

Wind Chill Watch February 13, 01:00pm until February 14, 01:00pm
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Wind Chill Watch
  • Overnight

    Overnight: Mostly clear, with a low around 11. Wind chill values as low as -1. West wind 8 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 11 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Increasing clouds, with a high near 25. Wind chill values as low as zero. West wind 6 to 8 mph.

    Increasing
    Clouds

    High: 25 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A chance of snow showers, mainly after 8pm.  Cloudy, with a low around 17. Light and variable wind.  Chance of precipitation is 50%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

    Chance Snow
    Showers

    Low: 17 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A slight chance of snow showers.  Partly sunny, with a high near 21. Wind chill values as low as -7. Blustery, with a northwest wind 9 to 14 mph increasing to 17 to 22 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 33 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Slight Chance
    Snow Showers
    and Blustery

    High: 21 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A slight chance of snow showers before 10pm.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 0. Windy, with a northwest wind 17 to 26 mph, with gusts as high as 38 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Slight Chance
    Snow Showers
    and Windy

    Low: 0 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 14.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 14 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 9.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 9 °F

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: A chance of snow showers after 3pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 33. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Partly Sunny
    then Chance
    Snow Showers

    High: 33 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A chance of snow before 10pm, then a chance of freezing rain between 10pm and 11pm, then rain likely after 11pm.  Cloudy, with a low around 29. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Chance Wintry
    Mix then Rain
    Likely

    Low: 29 °F

Detailed Forecast

Overnight
Mostly clear, with a low around 11. Wind chill values as low as -1. West wind 8 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph.
Friday
Increasing clouds, with a high near 25. Wind chill values as low as zero. West wind 6 to 8 mph.
Friday Night
A chance of snow showers, mainly after 8pm. Cloudy, with a low around 17. Light and variable wind. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Saturday
A slight chance of snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 21. Wind chill values as low as -7. Blustery, with a northwest wind 9 to 14 mph increasing to 17 to 22 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 33 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Saturday Night
A slight chance of snow showers before 10pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 0. Windy, with a northwest wind 17 to 26 mph, with gusts as high as 38 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 14.
Sunday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 9.
Washington's Birthday
A chance of snow showers after 3pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 33. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Monday Night
A chance of snow before 10pm, then a chance of freezing rain between 10pm and 11pm, then rain likely after 11pm. Cloudy, with a low around 29. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Tuesday
Rain likely. Cloudy, with a high near 48. Breezy. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Tuesday Night
Rain likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35. Breezy. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Wednesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 41. Breezy.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 36.
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Point Forecast:
2 Miles SSW Charlestown RI
 41.36°N 71.67°W (Elev. 13 ft)
12:34 am EST Feb 12, 2016
12am EST Feb 12, 2016-6pm EST Feb 17, 2016
 
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