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 over western New York where up to two feet is forecast by late Thursday.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Saranac Lake, Adirondack Regional Airport (KSLK)

Lat: 44.34°NLon: -73.87°WElev: 1663ft.

Light Snow

30°F

-1°C

Humidity 79%
Wind Speed SW 10 mph
Barometer 29.38 in (997.0 mb)
Dewpoint 24°F (-4°C)
Visibility 2.50 mi
Wind Chill21°F (-6°C)
Last update 10 Feb 12:51 pm EST
Extended Forecast for

3 Miles SW Wilmington NY

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Light snow.  High near 32. South wind 6 to 11 mph becoming west.  Chance of precipitation is 90%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

    Light Snow

    High: 32 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Light snow likely with a chance of snow showers before 7pm, then a chance of snow showers after 7pm.  Cloudy, with a low around 5. Wind chill values as low as -7. West wind 7 to 11 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

    Light Snow
    Likely

    Low: 5 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A 40 percent chance of snow showers, mainly before 4pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 14. Wind chill values as low as -14. West wind 13 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.  New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

    Chance Snow
    Showers

    High: 14 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around -5. Wind chill values as low as -21. West wind 7 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: -5 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A 50 percent chance of snow showers after 11am.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 18. Southwest wind 6 to 9 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.  New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

    Chance Snow
    Showers

    High: 18 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A 40 percent chance of snow showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around -6. Northwest wind around 9 mph.

    Chance Snow
    Showers

    Low: -6 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Partly sunny and cold, with a high near -2. Northwest wind 11 to 15 mph.

    Cold

    High: -2 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around -17. Northwest wind 13 to 15 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: -17 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Mostly sunny and cold, with a high near 2. West wind around 13 mph.

    Cold

    High: 2 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Light snow. High near 32. South wind 6 to 11 mph becoming west. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
Tonight
Light snow likely with a chance of snow showers before 7pm, then a chance of snow showers after 7pm. Cloudy, with a low around 5. Wind chill values as low as -7. West wind 7 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Thursday
A 40 percent chance of snow showers, mainly before 4pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 14. Wind chill values as low as -14. West wind 13 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Thursday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around -5. Wind chill values as low as -21. West wind 7 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.
Friday
A 50 percent chance of snow showers after 11am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 18. Southwest wind 6 to 9 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Friday Night
A 40 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around -6. Northwest wind around 9 mph.
Saturday
Partly sunny and cold, with a high near -2. Northwest wind 11 to 15 mph.
Saturday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around -17. Northwest wind 13 to 15 mph.
Sunday
Mostly sunny and cold, with a high near 2. West wind around 13 mph.
Sunday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around -8. West wind 7 to 11 mph.
Washington's Birthday
Partly sunny, with a high near 23. South wind 6 to 10 mph.
Monday Night
A 40 percent chance of snow showers. Cloudy, with a low around 15. South wind around 10 mph.
Tuesday
A 50 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a high near 34. Southeast wind 5 to 8 mph.
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Point Forecast:
3 Miles SW Wilmington NY
 44.34°N 73.87°W (Elev. 1476 ft)
12:13 pm EST Feb 10, 2016
12pm EST Feb 10, 2016-6pm EST Feb 16, 2016
 
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