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: 41.76°NLon: -93.68°WElev: 902ft.

Fair

12°F

-11°C

Humidity 57%
Wind Speed Calm
Barometer 30.36 in
Dewpoint 0°F (-18°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 11 Feb 10:55 am CST
Extended Forecast for

2 Miles SE Polk City IA

  • Today

    Today: Snow likely, mainly after 5pm.  Cloudy, with a high near 21. Wind chill values as low as 5. South southeast wind 3 to 7 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

    Snow Likely

    High: 21 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Snow, mainly before 3am.  Low around 14. Southeast wind around 6 mph becoming light and variable.  Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.

    Snow then
    Chance Snow

    Low: 14 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a temperature rising to near 19 by 10am, then falling to around 11 during the remainder of the day. Wind chill values as low as -5. Blustery, with a north northwest wind 6 to 11 mph increasing to 13 to 18 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.

    Decreasing
    Clouds and
    Blustery

    High: 19 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around -6. Wind chill values as low as -20. North northwest wind 6 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: -6 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 13. Light and variable wind becoming southeast 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 13 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A 50 percent chance of snow.  Cloudy, with a low around 10.

    Chance Snow

    Low: 10 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A 50 percent chance of snow.  Cloudy, with a high near 26. Breezy.

    Chance Snow
    and Breezy

    High: 26 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A 20 percent chance of snow.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 20.

    Slight Chance
    Snow

    Low: 20 °F

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: Partly sunny, with a high near 35.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 35 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Snow likely, mainly after 5pm. Cloudy, with a high near 21. Wind chill values as low as 5. South southeast wind 3 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Tonight
Snow, mainly before 3am. Low around 14. Southeast wind around 6 mph becoming light and variable. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.
Friday
Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a temperature rising to near 19 by 10am, then falling to around 11 during the remainder of the day. Wind chill values as low as -5. Blustery, with a north northwest wind 6 to 11 mph increasing to 13 to 18 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.
Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around -6. Wind chill values as low as -20. North northwest wind 6 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 13. Light and variable wind becoming southeast 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon.
Saturday Night
A 50 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 10.
Sunday
A 50 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a high near 26. Breezy.
Sunday Night
A 20 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 20.
Washington's Birthday
Partly sunny, with a high near 35.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 24.
Tuesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 39.
Tuesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 39.
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Point Forecast:
2 Miles SE Polk City IA
 41.76°N 93.68°W
10:56 am CST Feb 11, 2016
11am CST Feb 11, 2016-6pm CST Feb 17, 2016
 
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