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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Marquette MI
349 PM EDT Tue Apr 18 2017

MIZ004-005-191000-
Baraga-Marquette-
Including the cities of L`Anse, Gwinn, and Marquette
349 PM EDT Tue Apr 18 2017

...Moderate to Heavy Wet Snow Possible on Thursday...

A low pressure system developing in the central Plains on Wednesday
is forecast to move across the central Great Lakes on Thursday. Rain
in advance of this low will overspread Upper Michigan on Wednesday
night. But since the low will be passing to the south of Upper
Michigan, the rain will mix with and then change to wet snow over
much of the northwest half of the U.P. by daybreak on Thursday. This
wet and heavy snow will then fall moderate to heavy at times during
the day on Thursday, especially over the higher terrain of Baraga
and Marquette Counties. Rain may be mixed with the snow through
the day on Thursday over the lower elevations near Lake Superior.
By the time the precipitation diminishes on Thursday evening,
expect as much as 4 to 6 inches of snow across the higher terrain
of Baraga and Marquette Counties. Any snow accumulation near Lake
Superior and across far southeast Marquette County will be no more
than about an inch.

Since the accumulating snow will be wet and heavy, expect snow
removal to be difficult. The snow may break tree limbs and cause
sporadic power outages, especially since gusty northeast winds
will occur. Wet and slushy snow accumulation on untreated roads
will make for dangerous driving conditions as well.

$$

KC



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