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

Harrisburg, Capital City Airport (KCXY)

Lat: 40.28°NLon: -76.87°WElev: 335ft.

Overcast

24°F

-4°C

Humidity 42%
Wind Speed Vrbl 7 mph
Barometer 30.06 in (1018.5 mb)
Dewpoint 4°F (-16°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill16°F (-9°C)
Last update 12 Feb 2:56 pm EST
Extended Forecast for

Harrisburg PA

Wind Chill Advisory February 13, 05:00pm until February 14, 11:00am
Wind Advisory February 13, 04:00am until February 13, 05:00pm
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Wind Chill Advisory
Wind Advisory
  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: A slight chance of light snow before 4pm, then a chance of snow showers after 4pm.  Cloudy, with a high near 26. Southwest wind around 7 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 40%. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

    Chance Snow
    Showers

    High: 26 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Snow showers likely, mainly before 1am. The snow could be heavy at times.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 15. Southwest wind 5 to 14 mph becoming northwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 29 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

    Heavy Snow

    Low: 15 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A slight chance of snow showers after 4pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 16. Wind chill values as low as -5. Blustery, with a northwest wind 15 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 46 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Blustery.
    Partly Sunny
    then Slight
    Chance Snow
    Showers

    High: 16 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 2. Wind chill values as low as -15. Northwest wind 13 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 2 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 16. Northwest wind 7 to 10 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 16 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A slight chance of light snow.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 10. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Slight Chance
    Light Snow

    Low: 10 °F

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: Snow likely.  Cloudy, with a high near 32. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Snow Likely

    High: 32 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Snow likely.  Cloudy, with a low around 26. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

    Snow Likely

    Low: 26 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Rain likely.  Cloudy, with a high near 42. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

    Rain Likely

    High: 42 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
A slight chance of light snow before 4pm, then a chance of snow showers after 4pm. Cloudy, with a high near 26. Southwest wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Tonight
Snow showers likely, mainly before 1am. The snow could be heavy at times. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 15. Southwest wind 5 to 14 mph becoming northwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 29 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
Saturday
A slight chance of snow showers after 4pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 16. Wind chill values as low as -5. Blustery, with a northwest wind 15 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 46 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 2. Wind chill values as low as -15. Northwest wind 13 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 16. Northwest wind 7 to 10 mph.
Sunday Night
A slight chance of light snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 10. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Washington's Birthday
Snow likely. Cloudy, with a high near 32. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Monday Night
Snow likely. Cloudy, with a low around 26. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Tuesday
Rain likely. Cloudy, with a high near 42. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Tuesday Night
A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Wednesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 38.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 19.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 33.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 23.
Friday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 37.
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Point Forecast:
Harrisburg PA
 40.28°N 76.87°W (Elev. 394 ft)
2:38 pm EST Feb 12, 2016
3pm EST Feb 12, 2016-6pm EST Feb 19, 2016
 
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