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.

Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Jefferson, Ashe County Airport (KGEV)

Lat: 36.4346° N Lon: 81.501° W Elev: 3179 ft.

Mostly Cloudy



Humidity 63%
Wind Speed Calm
Barometer 30.11 in
Dewpoint 13°F (-11°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 12 Feb 12:35 am EST
Detailed forecast for

Ashe County

Mostly clear late this evening...then becoming mostly cloudy. Cold. Near steady temperature around 20. Light and variable winds.
Cloudy. Snow likely...mainly in the afternoon. Snow accumulation around an inch. Highs in the lower 30s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph in the afternoon. Chance of snow 60 percent.
Friday Night
Mostly cloudy with scattered snow showers. Additional snow accumulation up to 1 inch possible. Very windy and cold with lows around 11. Northwest winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 50 mph. Chance of snow 50 percent. Wind chill values as low as 10 below after midnight.
Mostly sunny. Isolated snow showers in the morning. Windy and much colder with highs around 15. Northwest winds 20 to 30 mph. Gusts up to 50 mph in the morning. Chance of snow 20 percent. Wind chill values as low as 14 below.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy. Cold with lows around 5 above. Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph. Wind chill values as low as 9 below.
Partly sunny in the morning...then becoming mostly cloudy. Highs in the lower 20s.
Sunday Night
Cloudy. A chance of snow after midnight. Not as cold with lows 15 to 20. Chance of snow 40 percent. Wind chill values as low as 5 above.
Washingtons Birthday
Snow showers likely. Highs in the lower 30s. Chance of snow 70 percent. Wind chill values as low as 5 above in the morning.
Monday Night
Snow likely. Not as cool. Near steady temperature around 30. Chance of snow 70 percent.
Mostly cloudy in the morning...then becoming partly sunny. A chance of rain. Snow likely...mainly in the morning. Highs in the mid 30s. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.
Tuesday Night
A chance of rain in the evening. Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow. Lows in the mid 20s. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.
A chance of snow in the morning. Partly sunny. Highs in the lower 40s. Chance of snow 30 percent.
Wednesday Night And Thursday
Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the lower 40s.

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