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Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MARQUETTE MI
520 PM EDT WED APR 23 2014

MIZ001>005-009>011-084-241200-
KEWEENAW-ONTONAGON-NORTHERN HOUGHTON-BARAGA-MARQUETTE-GOGEBIC-
IRON-DICKINSON-SOUTHERN HOUGHTON-
520 PM EDT WED APR 23 2014 /420 PM CDT WED APR 23 2014/

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF WESTERN UPPER
MICHIGAN AND CENTRAL UPPER MICHIGAN.

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT

EXPECT HIGHER FLOWS ON AREA RIVERS AND STREAMS DUE TO SNOW MELT
RUNOFF. MONITOR RIVER LEVELS AND STAY TUNED FOR RIVER FORECASTS
UPDATES.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY

WET...HEAVY SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED LATE THURSDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING OVER THE HIGHER TERRAIN NORTHWEST OF A LINE
FROM MARQUETTE TO IRON MOUNTAIN...ESPECIALLY OVER THE KEWEENAW
PENINSULA...WHERE A WINTER STORM WATCH IS NOW IN EFFECT. WITH
TEMPERATURES NEAR FREEZING...UNCERTAINTY REMAINS AS TO WHAT AREAS
WILL SEE SNOW AND WHAT AREAS WILL SEE A MIX OF RAIN AND SNOW. STAY
TUNED TO THE LATEST STATEMENTS AND FORECASTS FOR FURTHER DETAILS ON
THIS EVOLVING EARLY SPRING STORM.

A PROLONGED PERIOD OF HIGHER RIVER FLOWS WILL CONTINUE DUE TO
SNOW MELT RUNOFF...AND ADDITIONAL PRECIPITATION EXPECTED THURSDAY
INTO FRIDAY. MONITOR RIVER LEVELS AND STAY TUNED FOR RIVER FORECASTS
UPDATES.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

THE NEED FOR WEATHER SPOTTER REPORTS IS NOT ANTICIPATED AT THIS
TIME.

$$



Winter Storm Watch

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MARQUETTE MI
440 PM EDT WED APR 23 2014

...LATE SEASON SIGNIFICANT SNOW POSSIBLE LATE THURSDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH EARLY FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

.LOW PRESSURE MOVING OUT OF THE NORTHERN PLAINS WILL BRING WIDESPREAD
PRECIPITATION TO MUCH OF UPPER MICHIGAN THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
MIDDAY FRIDAY. SINCE TEMPERATURES WILL BE RIGHT AROUND FREEZING...A
MIX OF RAIN AND SNOW IS EXPECTED. TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO BE LOW
ENOUGH TO RESULT IN SNOW OVER THE KEWEENAW PENINSULA. THE SNOW MAY FALL
HEAVY AT TIMES THURSDAY NIGHT INTO FRIDAY MORNING. GUSTY EAST WINDS
WILL RESULT IN BLOWING SNOW. CONDITIONS WILL BEGIN IMPROVING ON FRIDAY
AFTERNOON...WITH DRY BUT COOL WEATHER COMING IN FOR THE WEEKEND.

MIZ001-003-241000-
/O.NEW.KMQT.WS.A.0005.140424T2200Z-140425T1800Z/
KEWEENAW-NORTHERN HOUGHTON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...COPPER HARBOR...HOUGHTON...HANCOCK
440 PM EDT WED APR 23 2014

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY EVENING THROUGH
FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MARQUETTE HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY EVENING THROUGH
FRIDAY AFTERNOON.

HAZARDOUS WEATHER...

 * SNOW WILL DEVELOP LATE THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND FALL HEAVY AT TIMES
   INTO FRIDAY MORNING.

 * STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL EXCEEDING 8 INCHES IS POSSIBLE BY MIDDAY ON
   FRIDAY.

IMPACTS...

 * ROADS WILL BECOME SNOW AND SLUSH COVERED...ESPECIALLY THURSDAY
   EVENING INTO FRIDAY MORNING.

 * GUSTY EAST WINDS TO 30 MPH MAY RESULT IN BLOWING AND DRIFTING
   SNOW.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

 * A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
   SNOW ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL.

 * PREPARE...PLAN...AND STAY INFORMED. VISIT WWW.WEATHER.GOV/MQT

&&

$$

JLA







Flood Advisory

FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MARQUETTE MI
1107 AM EDT WED APR 23 2014

...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MARQUETTE HAS ISSUED A FLOOD
ADVISORY FOR THE STURGEON RIVER...

  STURGEON RIVER NEAR CHASSELL AFFECTING HOUGHTON COUNTY

.WARMER WEATHER EARLY THIS WEEK ALLOWED SNOWMELT RUNOFF INTO THE
STURGEON RIVER BASIN. THIS HAS CAUSED THE STURGEON RIVER NEAR
CHASSELL TO RISE TO AROUND BANKFULL. EXPECT THE RIVER TO REMAIN NEAR
BANKFULL TODAY INTO TONIGHT...AND PERHAPS SLOWLY SUBSIDE ON THURSDAY
DUE TO COOLER TEMPERATURES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

SAFETY MESSAGE...RESIDENTS ALONG THESE RIVERS SHOULD REMAIN ALERT AND
EXERCISE CAUTION WHEN WALKING NEAR RIVERBANKS.

A FLOOD ADVISORY MEANS MINOR FLOODING IS POSSIBLE AND RIVERS ARE
FORECAST TO EXCEED BANKFULL. IF YOU ARE IN THE ADVISORY AREA REMAIN
ALERT TO POSSIBLE FLOODING...OR THE POSSIBILITY OF THE ADVISORY BEING
UPGRADED TO A WARNING. REPORT OBSERVED FLOODING TO LOCAL EMERGENCY
SERVICES OR LAW ENFORCEMENT AND REQUEST THEY PASS THIS INFORMATION ON
TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.

STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR YOUR FAVORITE MEDIA OUTLET FOR
FURTHER DEVELOPMENTS AND INFORMATION FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.

&&

MIC061-241500-
/O.NEW.KMQT.FL.Y.0003.140423T1507Z-140424T1500Z/
/CLLM4.N.SM.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
1107 AM EDT WED APR 23 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MARQUETTE HAS ISSUED A
* FLOOD ADVISORY FOR
  THE STURGEON RIVER NEAR CHASSELL.
* UNTIL THURSDAY MORNING.
* AT  8 AM WEDNESDAY THE STAGE WAS 10.1 FEET.
* BANKFULL STAGE IS 10.0 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 10.5 FEET.
* AT 10.5 FEET...THE RIVER BEGINS TO OVERFLOW ONTO STURGEON RIVER
  ROAD...RAJALA ROAD...AND AHO ROAD.

&&

LAT...LON 4692 8861 4704 8856 4703 8850 4700 8845
      4692 8848

$$

MRD



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