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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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Omaha - Eppley Airfield (KOMA)

Lat: 41.26°NLon: -96.02°WElev: 978ft.

Overcast

-6°C

21°F

Humidity 62%
Wind Speed S 15 km/h
Barometer 1026.4 mb (30.27 in)
Dewpoint -12°C (10°F)
Visibility 16 km
Wind Chill-12°C (11°F)
Last update 11 Feb 12:52 pm CST
Extended Forecast for

Omaha NE

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Snow likely, mainly between 2pm and 4pm.  Cloudy, with a high near -2. South southeast wind around 11 km/h.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than a half centimeter possible.

    Snow Likely

    High: -2 °C

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A 50 percent chance of snow, mainly before 9pm.  Cloudy, with a low around -7. South southeast wind 8 to 16 km/h becoming north after midnight.

    Chance Snow
    then Cloudy

    Low: -7 °C

  • Friday

    Friday: Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near -4. North wind 18 to 24 km/h, with gusts as high as 35 km/h.

    Decreasing
    Clouds

    High: -4 °C

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around -17. North wind 8 to 16 km/h becoming east northeast after midnight.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: -17 °C

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A 20 percent chance of snow after noon.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near -7. East northeast wind 8 to 18 km/h becoming southeast in the morning.

    Partly Sunny
    then Slight
    Chance Snow

    High: -7 °C

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A 20 percent chance of snow after midnight.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around -8.

    Cloudy then
    Slight Chance
    Snow

    Low: -8 °C

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A 20 percent chance of snow.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 2.

    Slight Chance
    Snow

    High: 2 °C

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around -4.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: -4 °C

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 5.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 5 °C

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Snow likely, mainly between 2pm and 4pm. Cloudy, with a high near -2. South southeast wind around 11 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than a half centimeter possible.
Tonight
A 50 percent chance of snow, mainly before 9pm. Cloudy, with a low around -7. South southeast wind 8 to 16 km/h becoming north after midnight.
Friday
Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near -4. North wind 18 to 24 km/h, with gusts as high as 35 km/h.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around -17. North wind 8 to 16 km/h becoming east northeast after midnight.
Saturday
A 20 percent chance of snow after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near -7. East northeast wind 8 to 18 km/h becoming southeast in the morning.
Saturday Night
A 20 percent chance of snow after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around -8.
Sunday
A 20 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 2.
Sunday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around -4.
Washington's Birthday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 5.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around -2.
Tuesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 9.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around -1.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 9.
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Point Forecast:
Omaha NE
 41.26°N 96.02°W (Elev. 352 m)
12:35 pm CST Feb 11, 2016
1pm CST Feb 11, 2016-6pm CST Feb 17, 2016
 
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