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

Minneapolis, Airlake Airport (KLVN)

Lat: 44.6718° N Lon: 93.0656° W Elev: 961 ft.




Humidity 79%
Wind Speed SW 3 mph
Barometer 30.23 in
Dewpoint 7°F (-14°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 11 Feb 9:15 pm CST
Detailed forecast for

Dakota County

Cloudy. A 20 percent chance of snow in the evening. Lows around 4. West winds 5 to 10 mph.
Sunny. Highs around 9. Northwest winds 10 to 20 mph.
Friday Night
Much colder. Clear. Lows around 11 below in the metro and around 15 below in outlying areas. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Lowest wind chills around 29 below.
Mostly sunny. Highs around 7. Northwest winds around 5 mph shifting to the southwest in the afternoon. Lowest wind chills around 27 below in the morning.
Saturday Night
Not as cold. Partly cloudy in the evening... Then snow likely after midnight. Snow accumulation around 1 inch. Lows near zero. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 60 percent.
Not as cold. Snow. Light snow accumulations. Highs around 19. Chance of snow 80 percent.
Sunday Night
Not as cold. Cloudy with a 30 percent chance of snow. Lows around 14.
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Decreasing clouds. Highs in the upper 20s.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of snow. Lows around 16.
Tuesday And Tuesday Night
Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of snow. Highs in the upper 20s. Lows around 13.
Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 20s.
Wednesday Night And Thursday
Mostly cloudy. Lows around 16. Highs in the mid 30s.

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