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

Mason City, Mason City Municipal Airport (KMCW)

Lat: 43.11°NLon: -93.4°WElev: 1214ft.

Fair

1°F

-17°C

Humidity 68%
Wind Speed NW 13 mph
Barometer 30.57 in (1037.7 mb)
Dewpoint -7°F (-22°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill-17°F (-27°C)
Last update 12 Feb 9:53 pm CST
Extended Forecast for

2 Miles SSW Clear Lake IA

Wind Chill Advisory until February 13, 08:00am
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Wind Chill Advisory
  •  
    Wind Chill Advisory until February 13, 08:00am

    NOW until
    8:00am Sat

    Wind Chill Advisory

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Clear, with a low around -13. Wind chill values as low as -25. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Clear

    Low: -13 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Increasing clouds and cold, with a high near 7. Wind chill values as low as -25. Calm wind becoming southeast 5 to 9 mph in the afternoon.

    Cold

    High: 7 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Snow, mainly after 9pm.  Areas of blowing snow after midnight. Temperature rising to around 10 by 5am. Wind chill values as low as -10. Breezy, with a southeast wind 9 to 14 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 28 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

    Snow Likely
    and Breezy
    then Snow and
    Areas Blowing
    Snow

    Low: 5 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Snow.  Patchy blowing snow before noon. High near 23. Wind chill values as low as -10. Breezy, with a south southeast wind 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

    Snow and
    Patchy
    Blowing Snow
    then Snow
    Likely and
    Breezy

    High: 23 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A 20 percent chance of snow before midnight.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 16. Southeast wind 6 to 10 mph becoming west northwest in the evening.

    Slight Chance
    Snow then
    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 16 °F

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: Partly sunny, with a high near 31.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 31 °F

  • Monday
    Night

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

    Slight Chance
    Snow

    Low: 20 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A 20 percent chance of snow.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 28. Windy.

    Slight Chance
    Snow and
    Windy

    High: 28 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Clear, with a low around -13. Wind chill values as low as -25. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday
Increasing clouds and cold, with a high near 7. Wind chill values as low as -25. Calm wind becoming southeast 5 to 9 mph in the afternoon.
Saturday Night
Snow, mainly after 9pm. Areas of blowing snow after midnight. Temperature rising to around 10 by 5am. Wind chill values as low as -10. Breezy, with a southeast wind 9 to 14 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 28 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
Sunday
Snow. Patchy blowing snow before noon. High near 23. Wind chill values as low as -10. Breezy, with a south southeast wind 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
Sunday Night
A 20 percent chance of snow before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 16. Southeast wind 6 to 10 mph becoming west northwest in the evening.
Washington's Birthday
Partly sunny, with a high near 31.
Monday Night
A 20 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 20.
Tuesday
A 20 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 28. Windy.
Tuesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 8. Blustery.
Wednesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 22.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 15.
Thursday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 34.
Thursday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26.
Friday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 37. Breezy.
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Point Forecast:
2 Miles SSW Clear Lake IA
 43.11°N 93.4°W
7:11 pm CST Feb 12, 2016
10pm CST Feb 12, 2016-6pm CST Feb 19, 2016
 
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