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

New York City, Central Park (KNYC)

Lat: 40.7796° N Lon: 73.9665° W Elev: 154 ft.




Humidity 68%
Wind Speed W 8 mph
Barometer 29.89 in (1011.4 mb)
Dewpoint 12°F (-11°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill11°F (-12°C)
Last update 13 Feb 4:51 am EST
Detailed forecast for

New York (Manhattan)

Partly sunny with isolated snow showers. Windy and cold with highs in the lower 20s. Temperature falling to around 14 this afternoon. Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph...increasing to 25 to 30 mph this afternoon. Gusts up to 45 mph. Chance of snow 20 percent. Wind chill values as low as 9 below this afternoon.
Partly cloudy in the evening...then clearing. Windy and colder with lows around zero. Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph. Wind chill values as low as 21 below.
Sunny. Cold with highs around 15. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph in the morning. Wind chill values as low as 20 below.
Sunday Night
Mostly clear in the evening...then becoming partly cloudy. Not as cool. Near steady temperature around 14. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph...becoming southwest after midnight.
Washingtons Birthday
Mostly cloudy. Snow likely...mainly in the afternoon. Light snow accumulation possible. Not as cool with highs in the mid 30s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 60 percent.
Monday Night
Rain. Not as cool with lows in the lower 30s. Temperature rising into the lower 40s after midnight. Chance of rain 80 percent.
Rain. Not as cool with highs around 50. Chance of rain 80 percent.
Tuesday Night
Mostly cloudy. Rain likely in the evening...then a chance of rain and snow after midnight. Lows in the mid 30s. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.
Partly sunny. A chance of rain in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 40s. Chance of rain 30 percent.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy in the evening...then becoming partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s.
Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 30s.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 20s.
Partly sunny. Highs around 40.

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344 AM EST SAT FEB 13 2016
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