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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Current conditions at

Saranac Lake, Adirondack Regional Airport (KSLK)

Lat: 44.49°NLon: -73.84°WElev: 1663ft.

Light Snow Fog/Mist

16°F

-9°C

Humidity 88%
Wind Speed Calm
Barometer 29.55 in (1002.8 mb)
Dewpoint 13°F (-11°C)
Visibility 2.50 mi
Last update 11 Feb 12:51 am EST
Extended Forecast for

3 Miles WNW Au Sable Forks NY

  • Overnight

    Overnight: A 40 percent chance of snow showers.  Cloudy, with a low around 8. Light west wind.  Total nighttime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

    Chance Snow
    Showers

    Low: 8 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A 30 percent chance of snow showers, mainly before 3pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 12. Wind chill values as low as -10. West wind 8 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.  New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

    Chance Snow
    Showers

    High: 12 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around -4. Wind chill values as low as -18. West wind 8 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: -4 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Snow showers likely, mainly after 1pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 18. Wind chill values as low as -14. Southwest wind 6 to 8 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.

    Snow Showers
    Likely

    High: 18 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Snow showers likely, mainly before 2am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around -7. Southwest wind 6 to 9 mph becoming northwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 22 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

    Snow Showers
    Likely

    Low: -7 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Partly sunny and cold, with a high near -3. Northwest wind 10 to 14 mph.

    Cold

    High: -3 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around -18. Northwest wind 11 to 14 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: -18 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Mostly sunny and cold, with a high near 2. West wind around 11 mph.

    Cold

    High: 2 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around -8. West wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: -8 °F

Detailed Forecast

Overnight
A 40 percent chance of snow showers. Cloudy, with a low around 8. Light west wind. Total nighttime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Thursday
A 30 percent chance of snow showers, mainly before 3pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 12. Wind chill values as low as -10. West wind 8 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Thursday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around -4. Wind chill values as low as -18. West wind 8 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.
Friday
Snow showers likely, mainly after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 18. Wind chill values as low as -14. Southwest wind 6 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.
Friday Night
Snow showers likely, mainly before 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around -7. Southwest wind 6 to 9 mph becoming northwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 22 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
Saturday
Partly sunny and cold, with a high near -3. Northwest wind 10 to 14 mph.
Saturday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around -18. Northwest wind 11 to 14 mph.
Sunday
Mostly sunny and cold, with a high near 2. West wind around 11 mph.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around -8. West wind 5 to 10 mph.
Washington's Birthday
Partly sunny, with a high near 21. South wind 5 to 8 mph.
Monday Night
A 40 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 16. South wind around 9 mph.
Tuesday
A 50 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 35. Southeast wind 6 to 8 mph.
Tuesday Night
A 50 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21. Light and variable wind becoming west 5 to 7 mph after midnight.
Wednesday
A 40 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 30. West wind 9 to 11 mph.
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Point Forecast:
3 Miles WNW Au Sable Forks NY
 44.49°N 73.84°W (Elev. 1378 ft)
12:03 am EST Feb 11, 2016
1am EST Feb 11, 2016-6pm EST Feb 17, 2016
 
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