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.

Current conditions at

Fort Drum / Wheeler-Sack U. S. Army Airfield (KGTB)

Lat: 43.7847° N Lon: 75.4488° W Elev: 679 ft.

Light Snow



Humidity 85%
Wind Speed N 12 mph
Barometer 29.79 in (1010.2 mb)
Dewpoint 1°F (-17°C)
Visibility 2.00 mi
Wind Chill-11°F (-24°C)
Last update 11 Feb 7:58 am EST
Detailed forecast for

Lewis County

Mostly cloudy with scattered snow showers. Cold with highs around 10 above. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph...increasing to 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 50 percent.
Mostly cloudy. A chance of snow showers in the evening... Then lake effect snow showers becoming likely overnight. Accumulation an inch or less. Lows zero to 5 below. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph...becoming light. Chance of snow 70 percent.
Lake effect snow showers. Snow may be heavy at times. Accumulation 3 to 6 inches in the most persistent snows. Highs ranging from 15 to 20 on the hilltops to the lower 20s across the lower elevations. South winds 5 to 10 mph...becoming southwest 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow near 100 percent.
Friday Night
Lake effect snow showers in the evening...then a chance of snow showers overnight. Snow may be heavy at times in the evening. Cold with lows 5 below to 10 below zero. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph...becoming northwest. Chance of snow near 100 percent.
Partly to mostly sunny. Much colder with near steady temperatures ranging from between 10 below and 15 below zero on the hilltops to between 5 below and 10 below zero across the lower elevations. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy. Lows around 20 below.
Mostly sunny. Highs zero to 5 above.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy. Lows 10 below to 15 below zero.
Washingtons Birthday
Mostly cloudy. Highs in the lower 20s.
Monday Night
Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of snow. Lows 15 to 20.
Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and snow. Highs in the mid 30s. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.
Tuesday Night
Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of snow showers. Lows in the lower 20s.
Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of snow showers. Highs in the lower 30s.

Click Map For Forecast
648 AM EST THU FEB 11 2016
Get as KML Get as XML

Additional Resources

Radar & Satellite Image

Link to Local Radar Data Link to Satellite Data

Hourly Weather Forecast

National Digital Forecast Database