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.

Current conditions at

Sitka, Sitka Airport (PASI)

Lat: 56.9012° N Lon: 135.158° W Elev: 20 ft.

Light Rain



Humidity 83%
Wind Speed SE 7 mph
Barometer 29.59 in (1002.0 mb)
Dewpoint 40°F (4°C)
Visibility 8.00 mi
Wind Chill41°F (5°C)
Last update 12 Feb 4:53 am AKST
Detailed forecast for

Cape Decision to Salisbury Sound Coastal Area

Rain showers in the morning...then scattered rain showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs around 50. Southeast wind 10 to 15 mph becoming south 10 to 20 mph in the afternoon.
Cloudy. Scattered rain showers. Lows around 37. Southeast wind 10 to 15 mph.
Numerous rain showers in the morning...then rain likely in the afternoon. Highs around 42. Light winds becoming southeast 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.
Saturday Night
Rain. Lows around 36. South wind 15 mph.
Rain. Highs around 42. Southeast wind 10 mph.
Sunday Night
Rain. Lows around 34.
Washingtons Birthday
Rain. Highs around 43.
Monday Night
Rain. Lows around 35.
Rain likely. Highs around 40.
Tuesday Night
Rain likely. Lows around 34.
Cloudy. Chance of rain. Highs around 40.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain. Lows around 35.
Cloudy. Chance of rain. Highs around 40.

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500 AM AKST FRI FEB 12 2016
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