Hazardous Weather Outlook
Issued by NWS Gaylord, MI

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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GAYLORD MI
306 AM EST TUE DEC 23 2014

LHZ345>349-LMZ323-341-342-344>346-LSZ321-322-MIZ008-015>036-041-
042-241200-
STRAITS OF MACKINAC WITHIN 5NM OF MACKINAC BRIDGE INCLUDING
MACKINAC ISLAND-ST IGNACE TO FALSE DETOUR CHANNEL-
5NM EAST OF MACKINAC BRIDGE TO PRESQUE ISLE LIGHT MI INCLUDING
BOIS BLANC ISLAND-
PRESQUE ISLE LIGHT TO STURGEON PT MI INCLUDING THUNDER BAY
NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY-STURGEON POINT TO ALABASTER MI-
GRAND TRAVERSE BAY SOUTH OF A LINE GRAND TRAVERSE LIGHT TO
NORWOOD MI-SEUL CHOIX POINT TO 5NM WEST OF MACKINAC BRIDGE-
NORWOOD MI TO 5NM WEST OF MACKINAC BRIDGE INCLUDING LITTLE
TRAVERSE BAY-SLEEPING BEAR POINT TO GRAND TRAVERSE LIGHT MI-
POINT BETSIE TO SLEEPING BEAR POINT MI-
MANISTEE TO POINT BETSIE MI-
WHITEFISH BAY (U.S. PORTION)/WHITEFISH POINT TO POINT IROQUOIS MI-
ST. MARYS RIVER POINT IROQUOIS TO E. POTAGANNISSING BAY-CHIPPEWA-
MACKINAC-EMMET-CHEBOYGAN-PRESQUE ISLE-CHARLEVOIX-LEELANAU-ANTRIM-
OTSEGO-MONTMORENCY-ALPENA-BENZIE-GRAND TRAVERSE-KALKASKA-CRAWFORD-
OSCODA-ALCONA-MANISTEE-WEXFORD-MISSAUKEE-ROSCOMMON-OGEMAW-IOSCO-
GLADWIN-ARENAC-
306 AM EST TUE DEC 23 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTHERN LOWER MICHIGAN...
EASTERN UPPER MICHIGAN...AND ADJACENT NEARSHORE WATERS OF LAKE
MICHIGAN...LAKE HURON...AND LAKE SUPERIOR.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

PERIODS OF WET AND GREASY SNOW WILL CONTINUE OVER THE HIGHER
TERRAIN AND TIP OF THE MITT COUNTIES THROUGH MID MORNING...
GRADUALLY CHANGING TO RAIN FROM SOUTH TO NORTH. FARTHER
NORTH...PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CONTINUE OVER EASTERN UPPER MICHIGAN
THROUGH MIDDAY. THE COMBINATION OF TEMPERATURES NEAR FREEZING AND
THE WET NATURE OF THE SNOW WILL MAKE FOR SLICK TRAVEL CONDITIONS
IN THESE AREAS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY.

A STRONG STORM SYSTEM WILL IMPACT NORTHERN MICHIGAN WEDNESDAY INTO
CHRISTMAS EVE...BRINGING THE POTENTIAL FOR ACCUMULATING SNOW AND
STRONG WINDS FOR SOME AREAS. AT THIS TIME...IT APPEARS THAT RAIN
WILL OVERSPREAD ALL OF THE AREA WEDNESDAY MORNING...CHANGING TO SNOW
THROUGH THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM WEST TO EAST. THE BEST CHANCE
FOR ACCUMULATING SNOW WILL BE FOUND ACROSS NORTHWEST LOWER AND
EASTERN UPPER MICHIGAN...WHILE MOST OF NORTHEAST LOWER MICHIGAN
LIKELY SEES PRIMARILY RAIN THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

IT SHOULD BE NOTED THAT ANY SMALL CHANGE IN THE TRACK OF THIS STORM
WILL HAVE A MAJOR IMPACT ON SNOWFALL POTENTIAL ACROSS NORTHERN
MICHIGAN. AN EASTWARD SHIFT WOULD BRING MORE SNOW FOR MUCH OF THE
AREA...WHILE A SMALL SHIFT WEST WOULD RESULT IN MAINLY RAIN FOR MOST
SPOTS. THOSE WITH TRAVEL PLANS THE NEXT 24 HOURS SHOULD PLAN FOR THE
POSSIBILITY OF SLICK AND HAZARDOUS TRAVEL...AND STAY ABREAST OF THE
LATEST FORECAST INFORMATION.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REPORT SNOW AMOUNTS THROUGH MIDDAY
TODAY...AND AGAIN IF NECESSARY WEDNESDAY INTO CHRISTMAS MORNING.
REPORTS MAY BE MADE ONE OF THREE WAYS:

ONLINE:   WEATHER.GOV/GAYLORD
FACEBOOK: FACEBOOK.COM/NWSGAYLORD
TWITTER:  TWITTER.COM/NWSGAYLORD

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FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT WEATHER.GOV/GAYLORD.

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LAWRENCE


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