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 over western New York where up to two feet is forecast by late Thursday.
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Current conditions at

Watertown, Watertown International Airport (KART)

Lat: 44.0409° N Lon: 75.9102° W Elev: 325 ft.

Light Snow Fog/Mist

24°F

-4°C

Humidity 84%
Wind Speed W 7 mph
Barometer 29.56 in (1001.8 mb)
Dewpoint 20°F (-7°C)
Visibility 0.75 mi
Wind Chill16°F (-9°C)
Last update 10 Feb 11:56 am EST
Detailed forecast for

Jefferson County

This Afternoon
Snow. Additional accumulation 2 to 3 inches. Highs around 30. West winds 5 to 10 mph...increasing to 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 80 percent.
Tonight
Lake effect snow. Additional accumulation 1 to 2 inches in the most persistent snows. Much colder with lows 5 to 10 above. West winds 10 to 15 mph...becoming northwest. Chance of snow 80 percent.
Thursday
Snow likely. Additional accumulation around an inch. Cold with highs 10 to 15. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 60 percent.
Thursday Night
Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of snow showers. Lows ranging from zero to 5 above across the tug hill to 5 to 10 above along the lake ontario shore. West winds 10 to 15 mph...becoming light.
Friday
Lake effect snow. Not as cold with highs ranging from 20 to 25 inland to the mid 20s along the lake ontario shore. Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. Chance of snow 90 percent.
Friday Night
Snow showers. Lows 5 below to 10 below zero. Chance of snow near 100 percent.
Saturday
Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of snow showers. Highs 5 below to 10 below zero.
Saturday Night
Mostly cloudy. Lows 15 below to 20 below zero.
Sunday And Sunday Night
Partly cloudy. Highs zero to 5 above. Lows zero to 5 below.
Washingtons Birthday And Monday Night
Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of snow. Highs in the mid 20s. Lows 20 to 25.
Tuesday
Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of snow. Highs in the mid 30s.



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