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

Ames, Ames Municipal Airport (KAMW)

Lat: 42.0362° N Lon: 93.4651° W Elev: 945 ft.

Mostly Cloudy

13°F

-11°C

Humidity 92%
Wind Speed Calm
Barometer 30.24 in (1025.6 mb)
Dewpoint 11°F (-12°C)
Visibility 7.00 mi
Last update 11 Feb 10:53 pm CST
Detailed forecast for

Story County

Rest Of Tonight
Cloudy. Snow likely before midnight...then a chance of snow after midnight. Not as cold. New snow accumulation up to 1 inch. Low 10 to 15. Southeast wind near 5 mph shifting to the west after midnight. Chance of snow 70 percent.
Friday
Mostly cloudy through mid morning then clearing. Breezy. Patchy blowing snow in the late morning and afternoon. High 15 to 20. Northwest wind 10 to 25 mph.
Friday Night
Mostly clear. Bitterly cold. Low 5 to 10 below. Northwest wind 5 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph through midnight. Wind chill readings 15 below to 25 below zero.
Saturday
Partly sunny. High around 10. North wind 5 to 10 mph shifting to the south in the afternoon. Lowest wind chill readings 15 below to 25 below zero in the morning.
Saturday Night
Cloudy. A slight chance of light snow through midnight...then snow after midnight. Areas of blowing snow through the night. Not as cold. Light snow accumulations possible. Low 5 to 10 above. Southeast wind 5 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph after midnight. Chance of snow 80 percent.
Sunday
Snow in the morning...then snow likely in the afternoon. Breezy...warmer. Light snow accumulations possible. High in the mid 20s. Chance of snow 80 percent.
Sunday Night
Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of snow. Low 15 to 20.
Washingtons Birthday
Partly sunny with a 20 percent chance of snow. High in the lower 30s.
Monday Night
Mostly cloudy. Low in the lower 20s.
Tuesday
Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of snow. High in the mid 30s.
Tuesday Night
Mostly cloudy. Low in the lower 20s.
Wednesday
Partly sunny. High in the lower 30s.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy. Low in the lower 20s.
Thursday
Mostly cloudy. High around 40.



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