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

Washington/Reagan National Airport, DC (KDCA)

Lat: 38.89°NLon: -77.02°WElev: 13ft.

Light Snow and Breezy

23°F

-5°C

Humidity 48%
Wind Speed NW 24 G 32 mph
Barometer 30.13 in (1020.0 mb)
Dewpoint 6°F (-14°C)
Visibility 9.00 mi
Wind Chill7°F (-14°C)
Last update 13 Feb 5:52 am EST
Extended Forecast for

Washington DC

Wind Advisory until February 13, 06:00pm
Wind Chill Advisory February 13, 06:00pm until February 14, 06:00am
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Wind Advisory
Wind Chill Advisory
  •  
    Wind Advisory until February 13, 06:00pm

    NOW until
    6:00pm Sat

    Wind Advisory

  • Today

    Today: Snow showers likely, mainly before 1pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 24. Blustery, with a northwest wind 20 to 24 mph, with gusts as high as 47 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

    Blustery.
    Snow Showers
    Likely then
    Isolated Snow
    Showers

    High: 24 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 11. Wind chill values as low as -2. Blustery, with a northwest wind 16 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph.

    Mostly Clear
    and Blustery
    then Mostly
    Clear

    Low: 11 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 24. Wind chill values as low as -3. Northwest wind 7 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 24 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Snow likely after 2am.  Cloudy, with a low around 19. South wind 5 to 8 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

    Cloudy then
    Snow Likely

    Low: 19 °F

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: Snow.  High near 33. South wind around 8 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 90%.

    Snow Likely
    then Snow

    High: 33 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Snow before 8pm, then rain.  Low around 33. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

    Rain/Snow
    then Rain

    Low: 33 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Rain.  High near 48. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

    Rain

    High: 48 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Rain before 8pm, then a chance of snow showers.  Low around 32. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

    Rain/Snow
    then Chance
    Snow Showers

    Low: 32 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Snow showers likely, mainly before 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 24. Blustery, with a northwest wind 20 to 24 mph, with gusts as high as 47 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Tonight
Mostly clear, with a low around 11. Wind chill values as low as -2. Blustery, with a northwest wind 16 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 24. Wind chill values as low as -3. Northwest wind 7 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.
Sunday Night
Snow likely after 2am. Cloudy, with a low around 19. South wind 5 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Washington's Birthday
Snow. High near 33. South wind around 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.
Monday Night
Snow before 8pm, then rain. Low around 33. Chance of precipitation is 90%.
Tuesday
Rain. High near 48. Chance of precipitation is 90%.
Tuesday Night
Rain before 8pm, then a chance of snow showers. Low around 32. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Wednesday
A chance of snow showers before 8am. Partly sunny, with a high near 46. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 27.
Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 39.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 28.
Friday
Partly sunny, with a high near 46.
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Point Forecast:
Washington DC
 38.89°N 77.02°W (Elev. 20 ft)
4:20 am EST Feb 13, 2016
6am EST Feb 13, 2016-6pm EST Feb 19, 2016
 
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