Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Marquette, MI

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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Marquette MI
442 AM EDT Wed Apr 19 2017

Keweenaw-Northern Houghton-Baraga-Marquette-
Including the cities of Copper Harbor, Houghton, Hancock, L`Anse,
Gwinn, and Marquette
442 AM EDT Wed Apr 19 2017

...Moderate Wet Snow Possible on Thursday...

A low pressure system developing in the Central Plains today
is forecast to move across the central Great Lakes on Thursday.
Rain in advance of this low will overspread Upper Michigan
tonight. With the low forecast to lift into eastern Upper
Michigan, the rain will mix with and then change to wet snow over
the northwest third of the U.P. by daybreak on Thursday. This wet
snow will fall moderately at times during the day on Thursday,
especially over the higher terrain of the Keweenaw Peninsula,
Baraga and western 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 2 to 4 inches of snow across
the higher terrain of the Keweenaw Peninsula, and 1 to 3 inches
over the higher terrain of Baraga and western Marquette counties.
Any snow accumulation near Lake Superior and across far southeast
Marquette County will be less than an inch.

Since the accumulating snow will be wet and heavy, expect snow
removal to be difficult. The snow may 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.



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