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

Washington/Reagan National Airport, DC (KDCA)

Lat: 38.89°NLon: -77.02°WElev: 13ft.

Fair

-4°C

24°F

Humidity 35%
Wind Speed NW 17 G 31 km/h
Barometer 1025.8 mb (30.30 in)
Dewpoint -18°C (0°F)
Visibility 16 km
Wind Chill-10°C (14°F)
Last update 11 Feb 7:52 pm EST
Extended Forecast for

Washington DC

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around -7. Northwest wind 8 to 16 km/h.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: -7 °C

  • Friday

    Friday: Isolated snow showers after 3pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 0. South wind 5 to 13 km/h.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Mostly Cloudy
    then Isolated
    Snow Showers

    High: 0 °C

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Scattered snow showers, mainly before midnight.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around -7. Southwest wind 8 to 13 km/h becoming northwest 19 to 24 km/h after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 39 km/h.  Chance of precipitation is 50%.

    Scattered
    Snow Showers
    then Isolated
    Snow Showers

    Low: -7 °C

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Isolated snow showers after noon.  Mostly sunny, with a high near -4. Blustery, with a northwest wind 29 to 35 km/h, with gusts as high as 55 km/h.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Blustery.
    Mostly Sunny
    then Isolated
    Snow Showers

    High: -4 °C

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around -12. Blustery, with a northwest wind 27 to 32 km/h decreasing to 21 to 26 km/h after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 55 km/h.

    Mostly Clear
    and Blustery
    then Mostly
    Clear

    Low: -12 °C

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Sunny, with a high near -4.

    Sunny

    High: -4 °C

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around -8.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: -8 °C

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: A chance of snow.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 2. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

    Chance Snow

    High: 2 °C

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Snow likely before 1am, then rain and snow likely.  Cloudy, with a low around -1. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Snow Likely
    then
    Rain/Snow
    Likely

    Low: -1 °C

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Mostly clear, with a low around -7. Northwest wind 8 to 16 km/h.
Friday
Isolated snow showers after 3pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 0. South wind 5 to 13 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Friday Night
Scattered snow showers, mainly before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around -7. Southwest wind 8 to 13 km/h becoming northwest 19 to 24 km/h after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 39 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Saturday
Isolated snow showers after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near -4. Blustery, with a northwest wind 29 to 35 km/h, with gusts as high as 55 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Saturday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around -12. Blustery, with a northwest wind 27 to 32 km/h decreasing to 21 to 26 km/h after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 55 km/h.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near -4.
Sunday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around -8.
Washington's Birthday
A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 2. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Monday Night
Snow likely before 1am, then rain and snow likely. Cloudy, with a low around -1. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Tuesday
Rain likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 8. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Tuesday Night
A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 0. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Wednesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 8.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around -1.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 7.
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Point Forecast:
Washington DC
 38.89°N 77.02°W (Elev. 6 m)
7:54 pm EST Feb 11, 2016
8pm EST Feb 11, 2016-6pm EST Feb 18, 2016
 
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