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

Idaho Falls Regional Airport (KIDA)

Lat: 43.3°NLon: -111.92°WElev: 4741ft.

Partly Cloudy

11°F

-12°C

Humidity 88%
Wind Speed N 5 MPH
Barometer 30.41 in (1036.4 mb)
Dewpoint 8°F (-13°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill2°F (-17°C)
Last update 11 Feb 7:53 am MST
Extended Forecast for

12 Miles E Basalt ID

  • Today

    Today: Partly sunny, with a high near 37. Calm wind.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 37 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Patchy freezing fog. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23. Calm wind.

    Patchy
    Freezing Fog

    Low: 23 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 40. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm  in the morning.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 40 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26. South southeast wind 3 to 5 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 26 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A 20 percent chance of snow after 11am.  Partly sunny, with a high near 39. Southwest wind 9 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph.

    Slight Chance
    Snow

    High: 39 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A 20 percent chance of snow showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26.

    Slight Chance
    Snow Showers

    Low: 26 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Snow showers likely.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 34. Breezy.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.

    Snow Showers
    Likely and
    Breezy

    High: 34 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A 30 percent chance of snow showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28. Breezy.

    Chance Snow
    Showers and
    Breezy

    Low: 28 °F

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: A slight chance of rain and snow showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 38. Breezy.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Slight Chance
    Rain/Snow and
    Breezy

    High: 38 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Partly sunny, with a high near 37. Calm wind.
Tonight
Patchy freezing fog. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23. Calm wind.
Friday
Partly sunny, with a high near 40. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the morning.
Friday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26. South southeast wind 3 to 5 mph.
Saturday
A 20 percent chance of snow after 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 39. Southwest wind 9 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph.
Saturday Night
A 20 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26.
Sunday
Snow showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 34. Breezy. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.
Sunday Night
A 30 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28. Breezy.
Washington's Birthday
A slight chance of rain and snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 38. Breezy. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Monday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 33.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 40.
Tuesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28.
Wednesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 42.
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Point Forecast:
12 Miles E Basalt ID
 43.3°N 111.92°W (Elev. 6001 ft)
3:40 am MST Feb 11, 2016
8am MST Feb 11, 2016-6pm MST Feb 17, 2016
 
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