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 over western New York where up to two feet is forecast by late Thursday.
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Current conditions at

Anchorage, Merrill Field Airport (PAMR)

Lat: 60.78°NLon: -148.84°WElev: 138ft.

Overcast

30°F

-1°C

Humidity 64%
Wind Speed N 6 mph
Barometer 29.49 in (998.9 mb)
Dewpoint 19°F (-7°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill24°F (-4°C)
Last update 11 Feb 12:53 am AKST
Extended Forecast for

5 Miles W Whittier AK

  • Overnight

    Overnight: Rain.  Low around 34. East wind 25 to 30 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 100%.

    Rain

    Low: 34 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Rain. The rain could be heavy at times.  High near 41. East wind 35 to 40 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.

    Heavy Rain

    High: 41 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Rain.  Low around 35. East wind 25 to 30 mph decreasing to 15 to 20 mph after midnight.  Chance of precipitation is 80%.

    Rain

    Low: 35 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Rain.  High near 40. East wind around 15 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 80%.

    Rain

    High: 40 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Rain.  Low around 36. East wind 10 to 15 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 80%.

    Rain

    Low: 36 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Rain likely.  Cloudy, with a high near 41. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

    Rain Likely

    High: 41 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Rain.  Low around 35. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

    Rain

    Low: 35 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Rain.  Cloudy, with a high near 38.

    Rain

    High: 38 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Rain and snow likely, becoming all snow after midnight.  Cloudy, with a low around 30.

    Rain/Snow
    Likely then
    Snow Likely

    Low: 30 °F

Detailed Forecast

Overnight
Rain. Low around 34. East wind 25 to 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%.
Thursday
Rain. The rain could be heavy at times. High near 41. East wind 35 to 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.
Thursday Night
Rain. Low around 35. East wind 25 to 30 mph decreasing to 15 to 20 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Friday
Rain. High near 40. East wind around 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Friday Night
Rain. Low around 36. East wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Saturday
Rain likely. Cloudy, with a high near 41. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Saturday Night
Rain. Low around 35. Chance of precipitation is 90%.
Sunday
Rain. Cloudy, with a high near 38.
Sunday Night
Rain and snow likely, becoming all snow after midnight. Cloudy, with a low around 30.
Washington's Birthday
Snow likely before noon, then rain likely. Cloudy, with a high near 37.
Monday Night
A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29.
Tuesday
A chance of rain and snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 36.
Tuesday Night
A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27.
Wednesday
Rain and snow likely. Cloudy, with a high near 36.
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Point Forecast:
5 Miles W Whittier AK
 60.78°N 148.84°W (Elev. 157 ft)
3:34 pm AKST Feb 10, 2016
1am AKST Feb 11, 2016-6pm AKST Feb 17, 2016
 
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