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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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Minneapolis - Flying Cloud Airport (KFCM)

Lat: 44.81°NLon: -93.52°WElev: 906ft.

Fair

9°F

-13°C

Humidity 58%
Wind Speed NW 14 G 28 mph
Barometer 30.38 in (1030.6 mb)
Dewpoint -3°F (-19°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill-7°F (-22°C)
Last update 12 Feb 9:53 am CST
Extended Forecast for

3 Miles NW Shakopee MN

  • Today

    Today: Patchy blowing snow between 1pm and 4pm. Sunny, with a high near 8. Wind chill values as low as -12. Northwest wind around 15 mph.

    Sunny then
    Patchy
    Blowing Snow

    High: 8 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Clear, with a low around -13. Wind chill values as low as -25. Northwest wind 5 to 15 mph.

    Clear

    Low: -13 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 8. Wind chill values as low as -23. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon.

    Sunny

    High: 8 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Snow, mainly after 1am.  Low around 5. South southeast wind 5 to 15 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

    Chance Snow
    then Snow

    Low: 5 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Snow.  High near 21. South southeast wind 10 to 15 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.

    Snow then
    Snow Likely

    High: 21 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Snow likely, mainly before 7pm.  Cloudy, with a low around 16. South southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west in the evening.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

    Snow Likely
    then Chance
    Snow

    Low: 16 °F

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 32. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy

    High: 32 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A 20 percent chance of snow after 7pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 20. West wind around 5 mph becoming north after midnight.

    Slight Chance
    Snow

    Low: 20 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A 30 percent chance of snow, mainly after 7am.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 28. North northwest wind 5 to 15 mph.

    Chance Snow

    High: 28 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Patchy blowing snow between 1pm and 4pm. Sunny, with a high near 8. Wind chill values as low as -12. Northwest wind around 15 mph.
Tonight
Clear, with a low around -13. Wind chill values as low as -25. Northwest wind 5 to 15 mph.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 8. Wind chill values as low as -23. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Saturday Night
Snow, mainly after 1am. Low around 5. South southeast wind 5 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
Sunday
Snow. High near 21. South southeast wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.
Sunday Night
Snow likely, mainly before 7pm. Cloudy, with a low around 16. South southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Washington's Birthday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 32. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Monday Night
A 20 percent chance of snow after 7pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 20. West wind around 5 mph becoming north after midnight.
Tuesday
A 30 percent chance of snow, mainly after 7am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 28. North northwest wind 5 to 15 mph.
Tuesday Night
A 30 percent chance of snow, mainly before 7pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 8. North northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday
A 20 percent chance of snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 23. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 16. South southeast wind around 10 mph.
Thursday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 34. South southeast wind around 10 mph.
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Point Forecast:
3 Miles NW Shakopee MN
 44.81°N 93.52°W (Elev. 699 ft)
9:09 am CST Feb 12, 2016
10am CST Feb 12, 2016-6pm CST Feb 18, 2016
 
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