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: 42.65°NLon: -71.78°WElev: 348ft.

A Few Clouds

21°F

-6°C

Humidity 39%
Wind Speed SW 6 mph
Barometer 30.01 in (1016.9 mb)
Dewpoint 0°F (-18°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill13°F (-11°C)
Last update 12 Feb 4:52 pm EST
Extended Forecast for

2 Miles SE Ashby MA

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

    Tonight: A slight chance of snow showers after 9pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 10. South wind around 6 mph becoming light and variable  after midnight.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Slight Chance
    Snow Showers

    Low: 10 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A slight chance of snow showers before 2pm.  Partly sunny, with a temperature falling to around 3 by 5pm. Wind chill values as low as -18. Blustery, with a northwest wind 7 to 12 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Slight Chance
    Snow Showers
    and Blustery

    High: 14 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around -10. Wind chill values as low as -31. Northwest wind 15 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 41 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: -10 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Sunny and cold, with a high near 5. Wind chill values as low as -30. Northwest wind 10 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph.

    Cold

    High: 5 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around -2. West wind 5 to 9 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: -2 °F

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: A chance of snow, mainly after 2pm.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 25. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Chance Snow

    High: 25 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Snow before 3am, then freezing rain.  Low around 20. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

    Snow Likely
    then Wintry
    Mix

    Low: 20 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Rain or freezing rain, becoming all rain after 7am.  High near 47. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

    Rain/Freezing
    Rain then
    Rain

    High: 47 °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

Tonight
A slight chance of snow showers after 9pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 10. South wind around 6 mph becoming light and variable after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Saturday
A slight chance of snow showers before 2pm. Partly sunny, with a temperature falling to around 3 by 5pm. Wind chill values as low as -18. Blustery, with a northwest wind 7 to 12 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around -10. Wind chill values as low as -31. Northwest wind 15 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 41 mph.
Sunday
Sunny and cold, with a high near 5. Wind chill values as low as -30. Northwest wind 10 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph.
Sunday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around -2. West wind 5 to 9 mph.
Washington's Birthday
A chance of snow, mainly after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 25. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Monday Night
Snow before 3am, then freezing rain. Low around 20. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Tuesday
Rain or freezing rain, becoming all rain after 7am. High near 47. 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 42.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 18.
Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 27.
Thursday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 13.
Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 35.
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Point Forecast:
2 Miles SE Ashby MA
 42.65°N 71.78°W (Elev. 797 ft)
4:39 pm EST Feb 12, 2016
5pm EST Feb 12, 2016-6pm EST Feb 19, 2016
 
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