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: -135.33°WElev: 20ft.

Overcast

44°F

7°C

Humidity 89%
Wind Speed SE 3 mph
Barometer 29.69 in (1005.3 mb)
Dewpoint 41°F (5°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 13 Feb 3:53 am AKST
Extended Forecast for

6 Miles S Sitka AK

  • Overnight

    Overnight: Isolated showers.  Cloudy, with a low around 36. Southeast wind around 15 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Isolated
    Showers

    Low: 36 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Scattered showers before noon, then a chance of rain after noon.  Cloudy, with a high near 38. Southeast wind 20 to 30 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Chance Rain

    High: 38 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Rain before midnight, then snow.  Low around 32. Southeast wind 15 to 20 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.

    Rain then
    Snow

    Low: 32 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Rain and snow, becoming all rain after noon.  High near 39. Southeast wind around 15 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 90%.

    Rain/Snow
    then Rain

    High: 39 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Snow showers.  Low around 30. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west in the evening.  Chance of precipitation is 90%.

    Snow Showers

    Low: 30 °F

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: Snow showers likely before noon, then rain and snow showers likely.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 38. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

    Snow Showers
    Likely then
    Rain/Snow
    Likely

    High: 38 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Snow likely.  Cloudy, with a low around 29. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Snow Likely

    Low: 29 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A chance of snow.  Cloudy, with a high near 34.

    Chance Snow

    High: 34 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: A chance of snow.  Cloudy, with a low around 29.

    Chance Snow

    Low: 29 °F

Detailed Forecast

Overnight
Isolated showers. Cloudy, with a low around 36. Southeast wind around 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Saturday
Scattered showers before noon, then a chance of rain after noon. Cloudy, with a high near 38. Southeast wind 20 to 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Saturday Night
Rain before midnight, then snow. Low around 32. Southeast wind 15 to 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.
Sunday
Rain and snow, becoming all rain after noon. High near 39. Southeast wind around 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.
Sunday Night
Snow showers. Low around 30. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 90%.
Washington's Birthday
Snow showers likely before noon, then rain and snow showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 38. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Monday Night
Snow likely. Cloudy, with a low around 29. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Tuesday
A chance of snow. Cloudy, with a high near 34.
Tuesday Night
A chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 29.
Wednesday
A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 33.
Wednesday Night
A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27.
Thursday
A chance of snow. Cloudy, with a high near 35.
Thursday Night
A chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 27.
Friday
Rain and snow likely. Cloudy, with a high near 36.
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Point Forecast:
6 Miles S Sitka AK
 56.96°N 135.33°W (Elev. 2152 ft)
9:26 pm AKST Feb 12, 2016
3am AKST Feb 13, 2016-6pm AKST Feb 19, 2016
 
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