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

Ankeny, Ankeny Regional Airport (KIKV)

Lat: 41.74°NLon: -93.71°WElev: 902ft.

Overcast

14°F

-10°C

Humidity 52%
Wind Speed SE 9 mph
Barometer 30.48 in
Dewpoint 0°F (-18°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill2°F (-17°C)
Last update 13 Feb 3:15 pm CST
Extended Forecast for

2 Miles S Polk City IA

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

    This Afternoon: Cloudy, with a high near 15. Wind chill values as low as zero. Southeast wind around 10 mph.

    Cloudy

    High: 15 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Snow.  Low around 13. Wind chill values as low as zero. Southeast wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.

    Snow

    Low: 13 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Snow, mainly before noon.  High near 30. Wind chill values as low as 5. Southeast wind 8 to 15 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 21 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.

    Snow then
    Chance Snow

    High: 30 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18. West northwest wind around 7 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 18 °F

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: Partly sunny, with a high near 37. West southwest wind 6 to 9 mph.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 37 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A 40 percent chance of snow.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27.

    Chance Snow

    Low: 27 °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 18.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 18 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 33.

    Mostly Cloudy

    High: 33 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Cloudy, with a high near 15. Wind chill values as low as zero. Southeast wind around 10 mph.
Tonight
Snow. Low around 13. Wind chill values as low as zero. Southeast wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 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 5. Southeast wind 8 to 15 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.
Sunday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18. West northwest wind around 7 mph.
Washington's Birthday
Partly sunny, with a high near 37. West southwest wind 6 to 9 mph.
Monday Night
A 40 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27.
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 18.
Wednesday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 33.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 24.
Thursday
Partly sunny, with a high near 46.
Thursday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 37.
Friday
Partly sunny, with a high near 52. Windy.
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Point Forecast:
2 Miles S Polk City IA
 41.74°N 93.71°W
12:27 pm CST Feb 13, 2016
3pm CST Feb 13, 2016-6pm CST Feb 19, 2016
 
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