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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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Grand Rapids, Gerald R. Ford International Airport (KGRR)

Lat: 42.96°NLon: -85.67°WElev: 794ft.

Mostly Cloudy

18°F

-8°C

Humidity 52%
Wind Speed NW 13 G 22 mph
Barometer 30.20 in (1024.3 mb)
Dewpoint 3°F (-16°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill5°F (-15°C)
Last update 11 Feb 9:53 am EST
Extended Forecast for

Grand Rapids MI

  • Today

    Today: Snow showers likely, mainly after 4pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 21. West wind around 10 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

    Snow Showers
    Likely

    High: 21 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Snow showers likely, mainly before 7pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 13. West wind 8 to 10 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

    Snow Showers
    Likely

    Low: 13 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Snow showers likely, mainly after 1pm.  Areas of blowing snow after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 23. Blustery, with a west wind 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

    Snow Showers
    Likely and
    Areas Blowing
    Snow

    High: 23 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Snow showers, mainly before 1am.  Areas of blowing snow before 1am. Low around 7. Wind chill values as low as -10. North northwest wind 14 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

    Snow Showers
    and Areas
    Blowing Snow

    Low: 7 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A 40 percent chance of snow showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 14. Northwest wind 13 to 16 mph.

    Chance Snow
    Showers

    High: 14 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 2.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 2 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A 20 percent chance of snow.  Partly sunny, with a high near 19.

    Slight Chance
    Snow

    High: 19 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A chance of snow.  Cloudy, with a low around 14.

    Chance Snow

    Low: 14 °F

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: A chance of snow.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 29.

    Chance Snow

    High: 29 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Snow showers likely, mainly after 4pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 21. West wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Tonight
Snow showers likely, mainly before 7pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 13. West wind 8 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Friday
Snow showers likely, mainly after 1pm. Areas of blowing snow after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 23. Blustery, with a west wind 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Friday Night
Snow showers, mainly before 1am. Areas of blowing snow before 1am. Low around 7. Wind chill values as low as -10. North northwest wind 14 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Saturday
A 40 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 14. Northwest wind 13 to 16 mph.
Saturday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 2.
Sunday
A 20 percent chance of snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 19.
Sunday Night
A chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 14.
Washington's Birthday
A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 29.
Monday Night
A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 22.
Tuesday
A slight chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 34.
Tuesday Night
A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21.
Wednesday
A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 32.
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Point Forecast:
Grand Rapids MI
 42.96°N 85.67°W (Elev. 620 ft)
10:03 am EST Feb 11, 2016
10am EST Feb 11, 2016-6pm EST Feb 17, 2016
 
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