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

Hartford, Hartford-Brainard Airport (KHFD)

Lat: 41.77°NLon: -72.7°WElev: 16ft.

Fair

13°F

-11°C

Humidity 49%
Wind Speed NW 7 G 21 mph
Barometer 30.19 in (1022.2 mb)
Dewpoint -3°F (-19°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill3°F (-16°C)
Last update 12 Feb 1:53 am EST
Extended Forecast for

Hartford CT

Wind Chill Watch February 13, 01:00pm until February 14, 01:00pm
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Wind Chill Watch
  • Overnight

    Overnight: Mostly clear, with a low around 6. Wind chill values as low as -3. West wind 6 to 8 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 6 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Increasing clouds, with a high near 25. Wind chill values as low as -3. Southwest wind 3 to 7 mph.

    Increasing
    Clouds

    High: 25 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A slight chance of snow showers after 8pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 14. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm  in the evening.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Slight Chance
    Snow Showers

    Low: 14 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A slight chance of snow showers between 7am and 3pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 18. Wind chill values as low as -8. Northwest wind 8 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Slight Chance
    Snow Showers

    High: 18 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around -5. Northwest wind 13 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: -5 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 11.

    Sunny

    High: 11 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 4.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 4 °F

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: A chance of snow showers after 2pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 29. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Mostly Sunny
    then Chance
    Snow Showers

    High: 29 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Snow likely before midnight, then freezing rain likely.  Cloudy, with a low around 24. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

    Snow Likely
    then Freezing
    Rain Likely

    Low: 24 °F

Detailed Forecast

Overnight
Mostly clear, with a low around 6. Wind chill values as low as -3. West wind 6 to 8 mph.
Friday
Increasing clouds, with a high near 25. Wind chill values as low as -3. Southwest wind 3 to 7 mph.
Friday Night
A slight chance of snow showers after 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 14. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Saturday
A slight chance of snow showers between 7am and 3pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 18. Wind chill values as low as -8. Northwest wind 8 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around -5. Northwest wind 13 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 11.
Sunday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 4.
Washington's Birthday
A chance of snow showers after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 29. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Monday Night
Snow likely before midnight, then freezing rain likely. Cloudy, with a low around 24. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Tuesday
Freezing rain likely before 9am, then rain likely. Cloudy, with a high near 47. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Tuesday Night
A chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 31. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Wednesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 42.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 35.
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Point Forecast:
Hartford CT
 41.77°N 72.7°W (Elev. 72 ft)
12:34 am EST Feb 12, 2016
2am EST Feb 12, 2016-6pm EST Feb 18, 2016
 
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