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

Sitka, Sitka Airport (PASI)

Lat: 56.96°NLon: -135.13°WElev: 20ft.

Mostly Cloudy

46°F

8°C

Humidity 77%
Wind Speed E 9 mph
Barometer 29.67 in (1004.7 mb)
Dewpoint 39°F (4°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill41°F (5°C)
Last update 12 Feb 8:53 am AKST
Extended Forecast for

9 Miles SE Sitka AK

  • Today

    Today: Showers likely, mainly before noon.  Cloudy, with a high near 42. South wind around 10 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%.

    Showers
    Likely

    High: 42 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Scattered showers.  Cloudy, with a low around 34. South wind 5 to 10 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 50%.

    Scattered
    Showers

    Low: 34 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Showers likely.  Cloudy, with a high near 40. East wind 10 to 15 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%.

    Showers
    Likely

    High: 40 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Rain.  Low around 34. Southeast wind around 15 mph becoming southwest after midnight.  Chance of precipitation is 90%.

    Rain

    Low: 34 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Rain.  High near 39. South wind 5 to 10 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 90%.

    Rain

    High: 39 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Rain and snow, becoming all snow after midnight. The snow could be heavy at times.  Low around 31. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

    Rain/Snow
    then Heavy
    Snow

    Low: 31 °F

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: Rain and snow, becoming all rain after noon.  High near 38. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

    Rain/Snow
    then Rain

    High: 38 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Rain before midnight, then snow.  Cloudy, with a low around 31.

    Rain then
    Snow

    Low: 31 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Snow likely.  Cloudy, with a high near 34.

    Snow Likely

    High: 34 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Showers likely, mainly before noon. Cloudy, with a high near 42. South wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Tonight
Scattered showers. Cloudy, with a low around 34. South wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Saturday
Showers likely. Cloudy, with a high near 40. East wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Saturday Night
Rain. Low around 34. Southeast wind around 15 mph becoming southwest after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 90%.
Sunday
Rain. High near 39. South wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.
Sunday Night
Rain and snow, becoming all snow after midnight. The snow could be heavy at times. Low around 31. Chance of precipitation is 90%.
Washington's Birthday
Rain and snow, becoming all rain after noon. High near 38. Chance of precipitation is 90%.
Monday Night
Rain before midnight, then snow. Cloudy, with a low around 31.
Tuesday
Snow likely. Cloudy, with a high near 34.
Tuesday Night
Snow likely. Cloudy, with a low around 30.
Wednesday
A chance of snow. Cloudy, with a high near 33.
Wednesday Night
A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29.
Thursday
A chance of snow. Cloudy, with a high near 35.
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Point Forecast:
9 Miles SE Sitka AK
 56.96°N 135.13°W (Elev. 1630 ft)
5:22 am AKST Feb 12, 2016
9am AKST Feb 12, 2016-6pm AKST Feb 18, 2016
 
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