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

Ketchikan, Ketchikan International Airport (PAKT)

Lat: 55.38°NLon: -131.59°WElev: 89ft.

Overcast

51°F

11°C

Humidity 46%
Wind Speed S 8 mph
Barometer 29.71 in (1006.1 mb)
Dewpoint 31°F (-1°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill48°F (9°C)
Last update 11 Feb 7:53 pm AKST
Extended Forecast for

3 Miles NE Ketchikan AK

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Rain, mainly after midnight.  Low around 36. East wind around 25 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 100%.

    Chance Rain
    then Rain

    Low: 36 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Showers, mainly before noon.  High near 37. Southeast wind 20 to 25 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 100%.

    Showers then
    Scattered
    Showers

    High: 37 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Showers.  Low around 33. Southeast wind 10 to 20 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 90%.

    Showers

    Low: 33 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Rain showers likely before noon, then rain and snow.  High near 36. Southeast wind 15 to 25 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 100%.

    Showers
    Likely then
    Rain/Snow

    High: 36 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Rain and snow, becoming all rain after midnight.  Low around 31. Southeast wind 15 to 20 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 100%.

    Rain/Snow
    then Rain

    Low: 31 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Rain.  High near 36. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

    Rain

    High: 36 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Rain before midnight, then rain and snow likely.  Low around 31. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

    Rain then
    Rain/Snow
    Likely

    Low: 31 °F

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: Rain and snow.  Cloudy, with a high near 35.

    Rain/Snow

    High: 35 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Snow.  Cloudy, with a low around 29.

    Snow

    Low: 29 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Rain, mainly after midnight. Low around 36. East wind around 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%.
Friday
Showers, mainly before noon. High near 37. Southeast wind 20 to 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%.
Friday Night
Showers. Low around 33. Southeast wind 10 to 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.
Saturday
Rain showers likely before noon, then rain and snow. High near 36. Southeast wind 15 to 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%.
Saturday Night
Rain and snow, becoming all rain after midnight. Low around 31. Southeast wind 15 to 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%.
Sunday
Rain. High near 36. Chance of precipitation is 90%.
Sunday Night
Rain before midnight, then rain and snow likely. Low around 31. Chance of precipitation is 90%.
Washington's Birthday
Rain and snow. Cloudy, with a high near 35.
Monday Night
Snow. Cloudy, with a low around 29.
Tuesday
Snow likely. Cloudy, with a high near 33.
Tuesday Night
Snow likely. Cloudy, with a low around 28.
Wednesday
A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 31.
Wednesday Night
A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28.
Thursday
Snow likely. Cloudy, with a high near 32.
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Point Forecast:
3 Miles NE Ketchikan AK
 55.38°N 131.59°W (Elev. 1998 ft)
8:27 pm AKST Feb 11, 2016
8pm AKST Feb 11, 2016-6pm AKST Feb 18, 2016
 
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