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

Fitchburg, Fitchburg Municipal Airport (KFIT)

Lat: 42.54°NLon: -71.75°WElev: 348ft.

Fair

5°F

-15°C

Humidity 79%
Wind Speed NW 3 mph
Barometer 29.83 in (1011.0 mb)
Dewpoint 0°F (-18°C)
Visibility 9.00 mi
Last update 13 Feb 1:52 am EST
Extended Forecast for

Leominster MA

Wind Chill Warning February 13, 04:00pm until February 14, 12:00pm
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Wind Chill Warning
  • Overnight

    Overnight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 10. West wind around 5 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 10 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A slight chance of snow showers before 2pm.  Partly sunny, with a temperature rising to near 16 by 10am, then falling to around 5 during the remainder of the day. Wind chill values as low as -16. Blustery, with a northwest wind 7 to 12 mph increasing to 17 to 22 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 44 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Slight Chance
    Snow Showers
    and Blustery

    High: 16 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around -11. Wind chill values as low as -31. Blustery, with a northwest wind 14 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 44 mph.

    Partly Cloudy
    and Blustery
    then Partly
    Cloudy

    Low: -11 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Sunny and cold, with a high near 8. Wind chill values as low as -32. Northwest wind 10 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph.

    Cold

    High: 8 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around -1. West wind 5 to 9 mph becoming light  after midnight.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: -1 °F

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: A chance of snow, mainly after 2pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 27. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Chance Snow

    High: 27 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Snow likely before 3am, then freezing rain.  Low around 21. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

    Snow Likely
    then Wintry
    Mix

    Low: 21 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Rain.  High near 49. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

    Rain

    High: 49 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Rain likely, mainly before 10pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 33. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Rain Likely

    Low: 33 °F

Detailed Forecast

Overnight
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 10. West wind around 5 mph.
Saturday
A slight chance of snow showers before 2pm. Partly sunny, with a temperature rising to near 16 by 10am, then falling to around 5 during the remainder of the day. Wind chill values as low as -16. Blustery, with a northwest wind 7 to 12 mph increasing to 17 to 22 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 44 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around -11. Wind chill values as low as -31. Blustery, with a northwest wind 14 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 44 mph.
Sunday
Sunny and cold, with a high near 8. Wind chill values as low as -32. Northwest wind 10 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph.
Sunday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around -1. West wind 5 to 9 mph becoming light after midnight.
Washington's Birthday
A chance of snow, mainly after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 27. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Monday Night
Snow likely before 3am, then freezing rain. Low around 21. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Tuesday
Rain. High near 49. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Tuesday Night
Rain likely, mainly before 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 33. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Wednesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 44.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 19.
Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 30.
Thursday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 14.
Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 36.
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Point Forecast:
Leominster MA
 42.54°N 71.75°W (Elev. 318 ft)
12:36 am EST Feb 13, 2016
1am EST Feb 13, 2016-6pm EST Feb 19, 2016
 
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