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

Des Moines, Des Moines International Airport (KDSM)

Lat: 41.59°NLon: -93.77°WElev: 955ft.

Mostly Cloudy

3°F

-16°C

Humidity 69%
Wind Speed N 5 mph
Barometer 30.63 in (1039.4 mb)
Dewpoint -5°F (-21°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill-7°F (-22°C)
Last update 13 Feb 4:54 am CST
Extended Forecast for

West Des Moines IA

Winter Weather Advisory February 13, 09:00pm until February 14, 06:00pm
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Winter Weather Advisory
  • Today

    Today: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 14. Wind chill values as low as -10. Calm wind becoming southeast 5 to 9 mph in the afternoon.

    Mostly Cloudy

    High: 14 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Snow, mainly after 8pm.  Low around 13. Wind chill values as low as zero. Breezy, with a southeast wind 9 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.

    Snow and
    Breezy

    Low: 13 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Snow, mainly before noon.  High near 30. Wind chill values as low as zero. Breezy, with a southeast wind 8 to 16 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 23 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

    Snow and
    Breezy then
    Slight Chance
    Snow

    High: 30 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 20. West northwest wind around 8 mph becoming south southwest after midnight.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 20 °F

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: Partly sunny, with a high near 37. West southwest wind 7 to 9 mph.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 37 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A 40 percent chance of snow.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28.

    Chance Snow

    Low: 28 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A chance of rain and snow.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 36. Breezy.  Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Chance
    Rain/Snow and
    Breezy

    High: 36 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 19 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 34.

    Mostly Cloudy

    High: 34 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 14. Wind chill values as low as -10. Calm wind becoming southeast 5 to 9 mph in the afternoon.
Tonight
Snow, mainly after 8pm. Low around 13. Wind chill values as low as zero. Breezy, with a southeast wind 9 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.
Sunday
Snow, mainly before noon. High near 30. Wind chill values as low as zero. Breezy, with a southeast wind 8 to 16 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Sunday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 20. West northwest wind around 8 mph becoming south southwest after midnight.
Washington's Birthday
Partly sunny, with a high near 37. West southwest wind 7 to 9 mph.
Monday Night
A 40 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28.
Tuesday
A chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 36. Breezy. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Tuesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19.
Wednesday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 34.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 25.
Thursday
Partly sunny, with a high near 47.
Thursday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 38.
Friday
Partly sunny, with a high near 52. Windy.
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Point Forecast:
West Des Moines IA
 41.59°N 93.77°W
4:26 am CST Feb 13, 2016
5am CST Feb 13, 2016-6pm CST Feb 19, 2016
 
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