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

Grand Rapids, Gerald R. Ford International Airport (KGRR)

Lat: 42.96°NLon: -85.67°WElev: 794ft.

Mostly Cloudy and Breezy

-8°C

18°F

Humidity 57%
Wind Speed NW 39 G 50 km/h
Barometer 1019.3 mb (30.06 in)
Dewpoint -15°C (5°F)
Visibility 16 km
Wind Chill-18°C (0°F)
Last update 12 Feb 4:53 pm EST
Extended Forecast for

Grand Rapids MI

Winter Weather Advisory until February 12, 07:00pm
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Winter Weather Advisory
  •  
    Winter Weather Advisory until February 12, 07:00pm

    NOW until
    7:00pm Fri

    Winter Weather Advisory

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Snow showers.  Areas of blowing snow. High near -6. Northwest wind around 24 km/h, with gusts as high as 42 km/h.  Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total daytime snow accumulation of around 4 centimeters.

    Snow Showers
    and Areas
    Blowing Snow

    High: -6 °C

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Snow showers, mainly before 8pm.  Areas of blowing snow before 8pm. Low around -14. North northwest wind 11 to 18 km/h, with gusts as high as 47 km/h.  Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of around a centimeter possible.

    Snow Showers
    and Areas
    Blowing Snow
    then Chance
    Snow Showers

    Low: -14 °C

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Snow showers.  High near -11. Wind chill values as low as -20. Northwest wind 10 to 16 km/h.  Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of around 2 centimeters.

    Snow Showers

    High: -11 °C

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A 30 percent chance of snow showers before 1am.  Partly cloudy, with a low around -18. Northwest wind 5 to 8 km/h becoming calm  in the evening.

    Chance Snow
    Showers

    Low: -18 °C

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A 40 percent chance of snow showers.  Partly sunny, with a high near -7. Light southeast wind increasing to 11 to 16 km/h in the morning.

    Chance Snow
    Showers

    High: -7 °C

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A 50 percent chance of snow.  Cloudy, with a low around -9.

    Chance Snow

    Low: -9 °C

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: A 30 percent chance of snow.  Cloudy, with a high near 1.

    Chance Snow

    High: 1 °C

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A chance of snow.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around -5.

    Chance Snow

    Low: -5 °C

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Snow showers. Areas of blowing snow. High near -6. Northwest wind around 24 km/h, with gusts as high as 42 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total daytime snow accumulation of around 4 centimeters.
Tonight
Snow showers, mainly before 8pm. Areas of blowing snow before 8pm. Low around -14. North northwest wind 11 to 18 km/h, with gusts as high as 47 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of around a centimeter possible.
Saturday
Snow showers. High near -11. Wind chill values as low as -20. Northwest wind 10 to 16 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of around 2 centimeters.
Saturday Night
A 30 percent chance of snow showers before 1am. Partly cloudy, with a low around -18. Northwest wind 5 to 8 km/h becoming calm in the evening.
Sunday
A 40 percent chance of snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near -7. Light southeast wind increasing to 11 to 16 km/h in the morning.
Sunday Night
A 50 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around -9.
Washington's Birthday
A 30 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a high near 1.
Monday Night
A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around -5.
Tuesday
A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 2.
Tuesday Night
A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around -7.
Wednesday
A slight chance of snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near -3.
Wednesday Night
A slight chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around -9.
Thursday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 0.
Thursday Night
A slight chance of snow showers. Cloudy, with a low around -3.
Friday
A chance of rain and snow. Cloudy, with a high near 6.
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Point Forecast:
Grand Rapids MI
 42.96°N 85.67°W (Elev. 189 m)
5:03 pm EST Feb 12, 2016
5pm EST Feb 12, 2016-6pm EST Feb 19, 2016
 
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