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: 55.86°NLon: -131.5°WElev: 89ft.

Overcast

43°F

6°C

Humidity 97%
Wind Speed S 5 mph
Barometer 29.79 in (1008.8 mb)
Dewpoint 42°F (6°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill40°F (4°C)
Last update 12 Feb 6:53 am AKST
Extended Forecast for

6 Miles SSE Bell Island Hot Springs AK

  • Today

    Today: Showers likely.  Cloudy, with a high near 42. Southeast wind 10 to 15 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%.

    Showers
    Likely

    High: 42 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Showers likely, mainly after midnight.  Cloudy, with a low around 32. Southeast wind around 10 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Showers
    Likely

    Low: 32 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Rain and snow showers before noon, then rain and snow likely.  High near 35. East wind 10 to 15 mph decreasing to 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.  Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.

    Rain/Snow

    High: 35 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Snow before midnight, then rain and snow.  Low around 30. East wind 10 to 15 mph becoming south after midnight.  Chance of precipitation is 90%.

    Snow then
    Rain/Snow

    Low: 30 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Rain.  High near 37. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming east in the afternoon.  Chance of precipitation is 90%.

    Rain

    High: 37 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Snow.  Low around 30. Chance of precipitation is 100%.

    Snow

    Low: 30 °F

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: Snow before noon, then rain and snow.  High near 35. Chance of precipitation is 100%.

    Snow then
    Rain/Snow

    High: 35 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Snow.  Cloudy, with a low around 28.

    Snow

    Low: 28 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Snow likely.  Cloudy, with a high near 32.

    Snow Likely

    High: 32 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Showers likely. Cloudy, with a high near 42. Southeast wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Tonight
Showers likely, mainly after midnight. Cloudy, with a low around 32. Southeast wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Saturday
Rain and snow showers before noon, then rain and snow likely. High near 35. East wind 10 to 15 mph decreasing to 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.
Saturday Night
Snow before midnight, then rain and snow. Low around 30. East wind 10 to 15 mph becoming south after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 90%.
Sunday
Rain. High near 37. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming east in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 90%.
Sunday Night
Snow. Low around 30. Chance of precipitation is 100%.
Washington's Birthday
Snow before noon, then rain and snow. High near 35. Chance of precipitation is 100%.
Monday Night
Snow. Cloudy, with a low around 28.
Tuesday
Snow likely. Cloudy, with a high near 32.
Tuesday Night
Snow likely. Cloudy, with a low around 27.
Wednesday
A chance of snow. Cloudy, with a high near 31.
Wednesday Night
A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27.
Thursday
A chance of snow. Cloudy, with a high near 31.
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Point Forecast:
6 Miles SSE Bell Island Hot Springs AK
 55.86°N 131.5°W (Elev. 2099 ft)
5:22 am AKST Feb 12, 2016
7am AKST Feb 12, 2016-6pm AKST Feb 18, 2016
 
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