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.

Fair

16°F

-9°C

Humidity 49%
Wind Speed W 7 mph
Barometer 30.28 in (1026.0 mb)
Dewpoint 0°F (-18°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill6°F (-14°C)
Last update 12 Feb 1:56 am EST
Extended Forecast for

Harrisburg PA

  • Overnight

    Overnight: Mostly clear, with a low around 8. West wind 3 to 8 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 8 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A chance of light snow, mainly after 5pm.  Increasing clouds, with a high near 26. Southwest wind 3 to 7 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 30%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

    Mostly Sunny
    then Chance
    Light Snow

    High: 26 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Snow showers likely, mainly before 1am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 14. 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 less than a half inch possible.

    Snow Showers
    Likely

    Low: 14 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Scattered snow showers after 7am.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 18. Wind chill values as low as zero. Northwest wind 14 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 38 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Scattered
    Snow Showers

    High: 18 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 1. Northwest wind 11 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 1 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 16.

    Sunny

    High: 16 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 9.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 9 °F

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: A chance of snow.  Cloudy, with a high near 29. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Chance Snow

    High: 29 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Snow likely.  Cloudy, with a low around 24. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Snow Likely

    Low: 24 °F

Detailed Forecast

Overnight
Mostly clear, with a low around 8. West wind 3 to 8 mph.
Friday
A chance of light snow, mainly after 5pm. Increasing clouds, with a high near 26. Southwest wind 3 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Friday Night
Snow showers likely, mainly before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 14. 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 less than a half inch possible.
Saturday
Scattered snow showers after 7am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 18. Wind chill values as low as zero. Northwest wind 14 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 38 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 1. Northwest wind 11 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 16.
Sunday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 9.
Washington's Birthday
A chance of snow. Cloudy, with a high near 29. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Monday Night
Snow likely. Cloudy, with a low around 24. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Tuesday
Rain and snow likely. Cloudy, with a high near 39. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Tuesday Night
A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Wednesday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 38.
Wednesday Night
A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 37.
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Point Forecast:
Harrisburg PA
 40.28°N 76.87°W (Elev. 394 ft)
2:02 am EST Feb 12, 2016
2am EST Feb 12, 2016-6pm EST Feb 18, 2016
 
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