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

Philadelphia, Philadelphia International Airport (KPHL)

Lat: 39.96°NLon: -75.16°WElev: 7ft.

Mostly Cloudy and Breezy

-4°C

25°F

Humidity 30%
Wind Speed W 39 G 48 km/h
Barometer 1017.0 mb (30.03 in)
Dewpoint -19°C (-2°F)
Visibility 16 km
Wind Chill-12°C (10°F)
Last update 11 Feb 11:54 am EST
Extended Forecast for

Philadelphia PA

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Scattered snow showers before 2pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near -2. West wind 27 to 29 km/h, with gusts as high as 45 km/h.  Chance of precipitation is 40%. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than a half centimeter possible.

    Scattered
    Snow Showers

    High: -2 °C

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around -9. West wind 14 to 24 km/h.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: -9 °C

  • Friday

    Friday: Increasing clouds, with a high near -3. Southwest wind 5 to 14 km/h.

    Increasing
    Clouds

    High: -3 °C

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Scattered snow showers after 8pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around -7. Southwest wind 11 to 21 km/h becoming west after midnight.  Chance of precipitation is 30%. New snow accumulation of around a centimeter possible.

    Scattered
    Snow Showers

    Low: -7 °C

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Scattered snow showers before 8am, then scattered flurries after 8am.  Partly sunny, with a high near -7. Windy, with a northwest wind 26 to 36 km/h increasing to 37 to 47 km/h in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 70 km/h.  Chance of precipitation is 30%. New snow accumulation of less than a half centimeter possible.

    Scattered
    Snow Showers
    and Windy

    High: -7 °C

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Scattered flurries before 8pm.  Partly cloudy, with a low around -17. Blustery.

    Scattered
    Flurries and
    Blustery

    Low: -17 °C

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Sunny, with a high near -9.

    Sunny

    High: -9 °C

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around -11.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: -11 °C

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: A chance of snow after 8am.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 0. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Chance Snow

    High: 0 °C

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Scattered snow showers before 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near -2. West wind 27 to 29 km/h, with gusts as high as 45 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 40%. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than a half centimeter possible.
Tonight
Mostly clear, with a low around -9. West wind 14 to 24 km/h.
Friday
Increasing clouds, with a high near -3. Southwest wind 5 to 14 km/h.
Friday Night
Scattered snow showers after 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around -7. Southwest wind 11 to 21 km/h becoming west after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New snow accumulation of around a centimeter possible.
Saturday
Scattered snow showers before 8am, then scattered flurries after 8am. Partly sunny, with a high near -7. Windy, with a northwest wind 26 to 36 km/h increasing to 37 to 47 km/h in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 70 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New snow accumulation of less than a half centimeter possible.
Saturday Night
Scattered flurries before 8pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around -17. Blustery.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near -9.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around -11.
Washington's Birthday
A chance of snow after 8am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 0. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Monday Night
Snow likely, mainly after 8pm. Cloudy, with a low around 0. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Tuesday
Rain and snow likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 8. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Tuesday Night
Rain and snow likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 0. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Wednesday
A chance of rain and snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 7. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
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Point Forecast:
Philadelphia PA
 39.96°N 75.16°W (Elev. 8 m)
9:35 am EST Feb 11, 2016
12pm EST Feb 11, 2016-6pm EST Feb 17, 2016
 
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