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

Iowa City, Iowa City Municipal Airport (KIOW)

Lat: 41.66°NLon: -91.35°WElev: 666ft.

Fair

-9°C

16°F

Humidity 35%
Wind Speed Vrbl 7 km/h
Barometer 1037.7 mb (30.60 in)
Dewpoint -22°C (-7°F)
Visibility 16 km
Wind Chill-13°C (8°F)
Last update 13 Feb 12:52 pm CST
Extended Forecast for

West Branch IA

Winter Weather Advisory February 13, 09:00pm until February 14, 06:00pm
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Winter Weather Advisory
  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Partly sunny, with a high near -10. Calm wind.

    Partly Sunny

    High: -10 °C

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Snow, mainly after midnight.  Low around -12. Southeast wind 5 to 10 km/h increasing to 15 to 20 km/h after midnight.  Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of around 4 centimeters.

    Mostly Cloudy
    then Snow

    Low: -12 °C

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Snow.  High near -4. Wind chill values as low as -20. Southeast wind 15 to 25 km/h, with gusts as high as 35 km/h.  Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of around 7 centimeters.

    Snow

    High: -4 °C

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A 30 percent chance of snow before midnight.  Cloudy, with a low around -8. Southeast wind 10 to 15 km/h becoming southwest 5 to 10 km/h in the evening.

    Chance Snow
    then Mostly
    Cloudy

    Low: -8 °C

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: Partly sunny, with a high near 1.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 1 °C

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A 20 percent chance of snow.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around -6.

    Slight Chance
    Snow

    Low: -6 °C

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A 30 percent chance of snow.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 2.

    Chance Snow

    High: 2 °C

  • Tuesday
    Night

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

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: -8 °C

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near -1.

    Partly Sunny

    High: -1 °C

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Partly sunny, with a high near -10. Calm wind.
Tonight
Snow, mainly after midnight. Low around -12. Southeast wind 5 to 10 km/h increasing to 15 to 20 km/h after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of around 4 centimeters.
Sunday
Snow. High near -4. Wind chill values as low as -20. Southeast wind 15 to 25 km/h, with gusts as high as 35 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of around 7 centimeters.
Sunday Night
A 30 percent chance of snow before midnight. Cloudy, with a low around -8. Southeast wind 10 to 15 km/h becoming southwest 5 to 10 km/h in the evening.
Washington's Birthday
Partly sunny, with a high near 1.
Monday Night
A 20 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around -6.
Tuesday
A 30 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 2.
Tuesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around -8.
Wednesday
Partly sunny, with a high near -1.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around -6.
Thursday
Partly sunny, with a high near 5.
Thursday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 2.
Friday
A 20 percent chance of rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 11.
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Point Forecast:
West Branch IA
 41.66°N 91.35°W (Elev. 243 m)
10:24 am CST Feb 13, 2016
1pm CST Feb 13, 2016-6pm CST Feb 19, 2016
 
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