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

Chicopee Falls / Westover Air Force Base (KCEF)

Lat: 42.11°NLon: -72.53°WElev: 246ft.

Fair

8°F

-13°C

Humidity 64%
Wind Speed S 8 mph
Barometer 30.18 in (1023.1 mb)
Dewpoint -2°F (-19°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill-4°F (-20°C)
Last update 12 Feb 8:58 am EST
Extended Forecast for

Springfield MA

Wind Chill Warning February 13, 04:00pm until February 14, 12:00pm
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Wind Chill Warning
  • Today

    Today: Increasing clouds, with a high near 23. South wind 5 to 7 mph.

    Increasing
    Clouds

    High: 23 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A chance of snow showers, mainly after 9pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 11. South wind around 6 mph becoming calm  in the evening.  Chance of precipitation is 30%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

    Chance Snow
    Showers

    Low: 11 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A chance of snow showers, mainly before noon.  Partly sunny, with a temperature rising to near 15 by 10am, then falling to around 5 during the remainder of the day. Wind chill values as low as -14. Light and variable wind becoming northwest 12 to 17 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 41 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 30%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

    Chance Snow
    Showers

    High: 15 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around -10. Wind chill values as low as -29. Northwest wind 13 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 38 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: -10 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Sunny and cold, with a high near 9. Northwest wind 8 to 13 mph.

    Cold

    High: 9 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around -3.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: -3 °F

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: A chance of snow showers after 5pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 26. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Mostly Sunny
    then Chance
    Snow Showers

    High: 26 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Snow before 3am, then freezing rain.  Low around 21. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

    Snow Likely
    then Wintry
    Mix

    Low: 21 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Freezing rain before 9am, then rain.  High near 46. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

    Rain/Freezing
    Rain then
    Rain

    High: 46 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Increasing clouds, with a high near 23. South wind 5 to 7 mph.
Tonight
A chance of snow showers, mainly after 9pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 11. South wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
Saturday
A chance of snow showers, mainly before noon. Partly sunny, with a temperature rising to near 15 by 10am, then falling to around 5 during the remainder of the day. Wind chill values as low as -14. Light and variable wind becoming northwest 12 to 17 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 41 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around -10. Wind chill values as low as -29. Northwest wind 13 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 38 mph.
Sunday
Sunny and cold, with a high near 9. Northwest wind 8 to 13 mph.
Sunday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around -3.
Washington's Birthday
A chance of snow showers after 5pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 26. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Monday Night
Snow before 3am, then freezing rain. Low around 21. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Tuesday
Freezing rain before 9am, then rain. High near 46. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Tuesday Night
Rain likely, mainly before 7pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 31. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Wednesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 41.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 32.
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Point Forecast:
Springfield MA
 42.11°N 72.53°W (Elev. 197 ft)
4:17 am EST Feb 12, 2016
9am EST Feb 12, 2016-6pm EST Feb 18, 2016
 
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