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Lake Effect Snow Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MARQUETTE MI
957 PM EST THU DEC 8 2016

...LAKE EFFECT SNOW CONTINUES INTO FRIDAY...

MIZ001-003-091100-
/O.CON.KMQT.LE.W.0007.000000T0000Z-161210T1200Z/
KEWEENAW-NORTHERN HOUGHTON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...COPPER HARBOR...HOUGHTON...HANCOCK
957 PM EST THU DEC 8 2016

...LAKE EFFECT SNOW WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST
SATURDAY...

HAZARDOUS WEATHER...

 * MODERATE LAKE EFFECT SNOW WILL CONTINUE ACROSS THE KEWEENAW
   PENINSULA INTO EARLY SATURDAY.

 * WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS GUSTING TO 30 MPH WILL LEAD TO
   BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW...ESPECIALLY NEAR LAKE SUPERIOR.
   WINDS WILL DIMINISH ON FRIDAY.

 * EXPECT ADDITIONAL SNOWFALL TONIGHT OF 2 TO 5 INCHES WITH THE MOST
   SNOW OVER THE HIGHER TERRAIN...INCLUDING AT TWIN LAKES...
   PAINESDALE...AND CALUMET. THE LAKE EFFECT SNOW WILL CONTINUE
   FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT...WITH ADDITIONAL ACCUMULATIONS OF 3 TO 5
   INCHES EXPECTED...HEAVIEST OVER THE HIGHER TERRAIN.

IMPACTS...

 * ROADS WILL BE SNOW COVERED AND SLIPPERY.

 * MODERATE SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW WILL REDUCE VISIBILITIES TO
   LESS THAN ONE-HALF MILE AT TIMES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

 * A LAKE EFFECT SNOW WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF LAKE-
   EFFECT SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS
   OR IMPOSSIBLE.

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

&&

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Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MARQUETTE MI
419 PM EST THU DEC 8 2016

MIZ001>007-009>014-084-085-091200-
KEWEENAW-ONTONAGON-NORTHERN HOUGHTON-BARAGA-MARQUETTE-ALGER-LUCE-
GOGEBIC-IRON-DICKINSON-MENOMINEE-DELTA-SOUTHERN SCHOOLCRAFT-
SOUTHERN HOUGHTON-NORTHERN SCHOOLCRAFT-
419 PM EST THU DEC 8 2016 /319 PM CST THU DEC 8 2016/

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

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT

COLD AIR MOVING ACROSS THE RELATIVELY WARM WATERS OF LAKE SUPERIOR
WILL RESULT IN MODERATE TO HEAVY LAKE EFFECT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS FOR
THE NORTH TO NORTHWEST WIND SNOW BELTS NEAR LAKE SUPERIOR THROUGH
TONIGHT. SEE THE LATEST LAKE EFFECT SNOW WARNINGS AND ADVISORIES FOR
FURTHER DETAILS.

WAVES AS HIGH AS 8 TO 9 FEET MAY CAUSE SOME MINOR BEACH EROSION IN
AREAS NEAR LAKE SUPERIOR EXPOSED TO NORTH TO NORTHWEST WINDS THROUGH
THIS EVENING.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

COLD AIR MOVING ACROSS THE RELATIVELY WARM WATERS OF LAKE SUPERIOR
WILL RESULT IN MODERATE TO HEAVY LAKE EFFECT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS FOR
THE NORTHWEST WIND SNOW BELTS NEAR LAKE SUPERIOR FRIDAY INTO EARLY
SATURDAY. SEE THE LATEST LAKE EFFECT SNOW WARNINGS AND ADVISORIES FOR
FURTHER DETAILS.

AN INVASION OF ARCTIC AIR BEGINNING NEXT TUESDAY WILL LOWER WIND
CHILLS TOWARD 25 BELOW ZERO OVER THE INTERIOR WEST HALF BY WEDNESDAY
MORNING. THIS COLD AIR INVASION WILL ALSO RESULT IN MODERATE TO HEAVY
LAKE EFFECT SNOWS IN AREAS NEAR LAKE SUPERIOR FAVORED BY WEST WINDS.
WAVES BUILDING AS HIGH AS 8 TO 10 FEET NEAR LAKE SUPERIOR IN THESE
SAME AREAS WILL ALSO CAUSE SOME MINOR BEACH EROSION ALONG THE SHORE.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO SUBMIT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS AND ANY KNOWN
ROAD CONDITIONS TO THE MARQUETTE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE. THE PUBLIC
MAY PROVIDE REPORTS THROUGH OUR WEB PAGE...OUR FACEBOOK AND TWITTER
PAGES...OR BY PHONE.

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