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

Rochester, Greater Rochester International Airport (KROC)

Lat: 43.1464° N Lon: 77.6959° W Elev: 558 ft.

Light Snow Blowing Snow and Breezy

0°F

-18°C

Humidity 62%
Wind Speed NW 21 G 29 mph
Barometer 30.30 in (1027.9 mb)
Dewpoint -10°F (-23°C)
Visibility 1.25 mi
Wind Chill-22°F (-30°C)
Last update 13 Feb 1:54 pm EST
Detailed forecast for

Monroe County

This Afternoon
Lake effect snow showers. Areas of blowing snow. Additional accumulation up to 2 inches in the most persistent snows. Windy and cold with near steady temperatures between zero and 5 below. Northwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 40 mph. Chance of snow near 100 percent. Wind chill values as low as 30 below.
Tonight
Lake effect snow showers. Areas of blowing snow. Additional accumulation 2 to 3 inches in the most persistent snows. Windy and cold with near steady temperatures between zero and 5 below. Northwest winds 15 to 30 mph with gusts up to 40 mph in the evening...diminishing to 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow near 100 percent. Wind chill values as low as 30 below.
Sunday
Cloudy with lake effect snow showers in the morning...then partly sunny with scattered snow showers in the afternoon. Additional accumulation an inch or less. Cold with highs around 10 above. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph...becoming light. Chance of snow 90 percent. Wind chill values as low as 25 below.
Sunday Night
Mainly clear in the evening...then becoming partly cloudy. Cold with lows 5 to 10 above. Light winds...becoming southeast 5 to 10 mph.
Washingtons Birthday
Partly sunny in the morning...then becoming mostly cloudy. A 50 percent chance of snow. Highs in the lower 30s. South winds 10 to 15 mph.
Monday Night
Snow likely. Lows in the upper 20s. Chance of snow 60 percent.
Tuesday
Snow likely with a chance of rain. Highs in the upper 30s. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.
Tuesday Night
Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of snow. Lows in the upper 20s.
Wednesday
Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of snow showers. Highs in the lower 30s.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of snow showers. Lows 15 to 20.
Thursday
Partly sunny with a 40 percent chance of snow showers. Highs in the upper 20s.
Thursday Night
Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 20s.
Friday
Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and snow showers. Highs in the upper 30s. Chance of precipitation 30 percent.



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