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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Gaylord MI
708 AM EST Mon Dec 18 2017

Straits of Mackinac within 5 nm 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 Pt 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-
708 AM EST Mon Dec 18 2017

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.

Locally dense fog will be seen this morning, primarily south of

Fog and freezing drizzle may deposit very light icing on roads
and other surfaces today, mainly this morning.

A wintry mix of snow, rain, and freezing drizzle is expected
tonight, especially north of M-72. Light snow accumulations are
expected in eastern upper Michigan. Icy spots could develop again
on some roads in northern lower Michigan.

Gale force wind gusts will occur tonight on parts of Lake Michigan
and the Straits of Mackinac.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Tuesday through Sunday.

A light mix of freezing drizzle, light rain and light snow is
possible Tuesday morning which could result in icy road

Gale force wind gusts will continue into Tuesday night on some
northern Michigan nearshore waters.

A more significant winter storm may impact northern Michigan
Thursday into Friday. The track of this system is still uncertain
and various types and amounts of precipitation are possible.
Travel may be impacted by this storm and travelers should stay
tuned for later updates.


Spotter activation is not anticipated.


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