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: 43.15°NLon: -93.19°WElev: 1214ft.

Fair

1°F

-17°C

Humidity 75%
Wind Speed S 5 mph
Barometer 30.61 in (1039.4 mb)
Dewpoint -5°F (-21°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill-9°F (-23°C)
Last update 13 Feb 10:53 am CST
Extended Forecast for

Mason City IA

Winter Weather Advisory February 13, 09:00pm until February 14, 06:00pm
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Winter Weather Advisory
  • Today

    Today: Partly sunny and cold, with a high near 7. Wind chill values as low as -10. Southeast wind 3 to 7 mph.

    Cold

    High: 7 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Snow, mainly after 11pm.  Areas of blowing snow after 5am. Temperature rising to around 10 by 3am. Wind chill values as low as -10. Breezy, with a southeast wind 8 to 13 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 26 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

    Snow Likely
    then Snow and
    Areas Blowing
    Snow

    Low: 4 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Snow.  Areas of blowing snow before 9am. High near 22. Wind chill values as low as -5. Breezy, with a southeast wind 13 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.

    Snow and
    Areas Blowing
    Snow then
    Snow Likely
    and Breezy

    High: 22 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A 20 percent chance of snow before midnight.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 16. Wind chill values as low as 5. Southeast wind 7 to 11 mph becoming west after midnight.

    Slight Chance
    Snow then
    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 16 °F

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: Partly sunny, with a high near 31. West wind 8 to 10 mph.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 31 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A 30 percent chance of snow.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 22.

    Chance Snow

    Low: 22 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A 20 percent chance of snow.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 29. Blustery.

    Slight Chance
    Snow and
    Blustery

    High: 29 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 11.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 11 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 24.

    Mostly Cloudy

    High: 24 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Partly sunny and cold, with a high near 7. Wind chill values as low as -10. Southeast wind 3 to 7 mph.
Tonight
Snow, mainly after 11pm. Areas of blowing snow after 5am. Temperature rising to around 10 by 3am. Wind chill values as low as -10. Breezy, with a southeast wind 8 to 13 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 26 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
Sunday
Snow. Areas of blowing snow before 9am. High near 22. Wind chill values as low as -5. Breezy, with a southeast wind 13 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.
Sunday Night
A 20 percent chance of snow before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 16. Wind chill values as low as 5. Southeast wind 7 to 11 mph becoming west after midnight.
Washington's Birthday
Partly sunny, with a high near 31. West wind 8 to 10 mph.
Monday Night
A 30 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 22.
Tuesday
A 20 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 29. Blustery.
Tuesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 11.
Wednesday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 24.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18.
Thursday
Partly sunny, with a high near 37. Breezy.
Thursday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 31. Breezy.
Friday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 41. Windy.
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Point Forecast:
Mason City IA
 43.15°N 93.19°W
9:56 am CST Feb 13, 2016
11am CST Feb 13, 2016-6pm CST Feb 19, 2016
 
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