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

Springfield - Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport (KSPI)

Lat: 39.78°NLon: -89.63°WElev: 587ft.

Fair

-13°C

8°F

Humidity 63%
Wind Speed N 11 km/h
Barometer 1038.0 mb (30.62 in)
Dewpoint -19°C (-2°F)
Visibility 16 km
Wind Chill-19°C (-3°F)
Last update 13 Feb 5:52 am CST
Extended Forecast for

Springfield IL

Winter Weather Advisory February 14, 03:00am until February 14, 06:00pm
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Winter Weather Advisory
  • Today

    Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near -8. Wind chill values between -12 and -21. North northwest wind 5 to 14 km/h.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: -8 °C

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Snow, mainly after midnight.  Low around -11. Light east northeast wind becoming southeast 11 to 16 km/h in the evening.  Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 centimeters possible.

    Mostly Cloudy
    then Snow

    Low: -11 °C

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Snow.  High near -2. Wind chill values between -8 and -18. South southeast wind 18 to 27 km/h, with gusts as high as 40 km/h.  Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 7 centimeters possible.

    Snow

    High: -2 °C

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Cloudy, with a low around -4. South southeast wind 16 to 21 km/h becoming southwest 8 to 13 km/h after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 29 km/h.

    Cloudy

    Low: -4 °C

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: Partly sunny, with a high near 3. Southwest wind 10 to 13 km/h.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 3 °C

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around -3. South wind 10 to 13 km/h.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: -3 °C

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A chance of snow before noon, then a chance of rain and snow.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 4. South wind 13 to 18 km/h becoming north in the afternoon.  Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Chance Snow
    then Chance
    Rain/Snow

    High: 4 °C

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around -5.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: -5 °C

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 2.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 2 °C

Detailed Forecast

Today
Mostly sunny, with a high near -8. Wind chill values between -12 and -21. North northwest wind 5 to 14 km/h.
Tonight
Snow, mainly after midnight. Low around -11. Light east northeast wind becoming southeast 11 to 16 km/h in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 centimeters possible.
Sunday
Snow. High near -2. Wind chill values between -8 and -18. South southeast wind 18 to 27 km/h, with gusts as high as 40 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 7 centimeters possible.
Sunday Night
Cloudy, with a low around -4. South southeast wind 16 to 21 km/h becoming southwest 8 to 13 km/h after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 29 km/h.
Washington's Birthday
Partly sunny, with a high near 3. Southwest wind 10 to 13 km/h.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around -3. South wind 10 to 13 km/h.
Tuesday
A chance of snow before noon, then a chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 4. South wind 13 to 18 km/h becoming north in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Tuesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around -5.
Wednesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 2.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around -3.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 9.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 6. Breezy.
Friday
Partly sunny, with a high near 14. Breezy.
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Point Forecast:
Springfield IL
 39.78°N 89.63°W (Elev. 183 m)
6:24 am CST Feb 13, 2016
6am CST Feb 13, 2016-6pm CST Feb 19, 2016
 
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