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

Portland, Portland International Jetport (KPWM)

Lat: 43.64°NLon: -70.27°WElev: 72ft.

A Few Clouds

2°F

-17°C

Humidity 83%
Wind Speed Calm
Barometer 29.79 in (1008.8 mb)
Dewpoint -2°F (-19°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 13 Feb 6:51 am EST
Extended Forecast for

West End ME

Wind Chill Advisory February 14, 12:00am until February 14, 10:00am
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Wind Chill Advisory
  • Today

    Today: A 50 percent chance of snow showers. The snow could be heavy at times.  Partly sunny, with a high near 18. Wind chill values as low as -4. Blustery, with a north wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.

    Heavy Snow
    and Blustery

    High: 18 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A 40 percent chance of snow showers before 1am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around -3. Wind chill values as low as -22. Blustery, with a northwest wind around 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

    Chance Snow
    Showers and
    Blustery

    Low: -3 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Mostly cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 11. Wind chill values as low as -24. Blustery, with a northwest wind 10 to 20 mph.

    Becoming
    Sunny and
    Blustery then
    Sunny

    High: 11 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 1. Wind chill values as low as -10. Northwest wind 5 to 15 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 1 °F

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: A 30 percent chance of snow showers after 4pm.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 30. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the afternoon.

    Sunny then
    Chance Snow
    Showers

    High: 30 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Snow likely before 1am, then rain and snow likely between 1am and 3am, then rain likely after 3am.  Cloudy, with a low around 30. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

    Snow Likely
    then
    Rain/Snow
    Likely

    Low: 30 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Rain.  High near 46. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

    Rain

    High: 46 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Rain, snow, and sleet likely before 2am, then a chance of rain and snow between 2am and 3am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 31. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

    Rain Likely
    then Chance
    Wintry Mix

    Low: 31 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 40.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 40 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
A 50 percent chance of snow showers. The snow could be heavy at times. Partly sunny, with a high near 18. Wind chill values as low as -4. Blustery, with a north wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.
Tonight
A 40 percent chance of snow showers before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around -3. Wind chill values as low as -22. Blustery, with a northwest wind around 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Sunday
Mostly cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 11. Wind chill values as low as -24. Blustery, with a northwest wind 10 to 20 mph.
Sunday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 1. Wind chill values as low as -10. Northwest wind 5 to 15 mph.
Washington's Birthday
A 30 percent chance of snow showers after 4pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 30. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the afternoon.
Monday Night
Snow likely before 1am, then rain and snow likely between 1am and 3am, then rain likely after 3am. Cloudy, with a low around 30. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Tuesday
Rain. High near 46. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Tuesday Night
Rain, snow, and sleet likely before 2am, then a chance of rain and snow between 2am and 3am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 31. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Wednesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 40.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 19.
Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 31.
Thursday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 15.
Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 32.
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Point Forecast:
West End ME
 43.64°N 70.27°W (Elev. 13 ft)
4:36 am EST Feb 13, 2016
7am EST Feb 13, 2016-6pm EST Feb 19, 2016
 
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