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

Minneapolis, Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (KMSP)

Lat: 44.95°NLon: -93.28°WElev: 840ft.

Overcast

-10°C

14°F

Humidity 77%
Wind Speed NW 20 G 30 km/h
Barometer 1024.6 mb (30.21 in)
Dewpoint -13°C (8°F)
Visibility 16 km
Wind Chill-18°C (0°F)
Last update 12 Feb 2:53 am CST
Extended Forecast for

Minneapolis MN

  • Overnight

    Overnight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around -15. Northwest wind 10 to 15 km/h.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: -15 °C

  • Friday

    Friday: Sunny, with a high near -13. Wind chill values as low as -25. Northwest wind 20 to 25 km/h.

    Sunny

    High: -13 °C

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around -24. Wind chill values as low as -31. Northwest wind 10 to 20 km/h.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: -24 °C

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Sunny, with a high near -13. Wind chill values as low as -30. Northwest wind 5 to 10 km/h becoming south southeast in the afternoon.

    Sunny

    High: -13 °C

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Snow, mainly after 1am.  Low around -17. South southeast wind 10 to 15 km/h increasing to 15 to 20 km/h after midnight.  Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 5 centimeters possible.

    Chance Snow
    then Snow

    Low: -17 °C

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Snow.  High near -7. South southeast wind 15 to 25 km/h.  Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 5 to 9 centimeters possible.

    Snow then
    Snow Likely

    High: -7 °C

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A 30 percent chance of snow.  Cloudy, with a low around -9. South southeast wind 10 to 15 km/h becoming southwest after midnight.

    Chance Snow

    Low: -9 °C

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near -1. West wind 10 to 15 km/h.

    Mostly Cloudy

    High: -1 °C

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A 20 percent chance of snow.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around -8. West wind 10 to 15 km/h becoming southeast after midnight.

    Slight Chance
    Snow

    Low: -8 °C

Detailed Forecast

Overnight
Mostly cloudy, with a low around -15. Northwest wind 10 to 15 km/h.
Friday
Sunny, with a high near -13. Wind chill values as low as -25. Northwest wind 20 to 25 km/h.
Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around -24. Wind chill values as low as -31. Northwest wind 10 to 20 km/h.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near -13. Wind chill values as low as -30. Northwest wind 5 to 10 km/h becoming south southeast in the afternoon.
Saturday Night
Snow, mainly after 1am. Low around -17. South southeast wind 10 to 15 km/h increasing to 15 to 20 km/h after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 5 centimeters possible.
Sunday
Snow. High near -7. South southeast wind 15 to 25 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 5 to 9 centimeters possible.
Sunday Night
A 30 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around -9. South southeast wind 10 to 15 km/h becoming southwest after midnight.
Washington's Birthday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near -1. West wind 10 to 15 km/h.
Monday Night
A 20 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around -8. West wind 10 to 15 km/h becoming southeast after midnight.
Tuesday
A 30 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near -2. Southeast wind around 10 km/h becoming north in the afternoon.
Tuesday Night
A 30 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around -10. North wind 10 to 15 km/h.
Wednesday
Partly sunny, with a high near -4. North wind 10 to 15 km/h becoming southeast in the afternoon.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around -9. Southeast wind 10 to 20 km/h.
Thursday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 1. South southeast wind 20 to 25 km/h.
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Point Forecast:
Minneapolis MN
 44.95°N 93.28°W (Elev. 270 m)
2:11 am CST Feb 12, 2016
3am CST Feb 12, 2016-6pm CST Feb 18, 2016
 
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