Hazardous Weather Outlook
Issued by NWS Gaylord, MI

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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Gaylord MI
1246 PM EDT Fri Apr 13 2018

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-
1246 PM EDT Fri Apr 13 2018

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...This afternoon and tonight.

Thunderstorms are possible this afternoon and into this
evening...mainly south of M-72. Any thunderstorms that do develop
may produce small hail and gusty winds, but are not expected to
be severe.

A wintry mix of precipitation will develop today and continue into
tonight in advance of developing low pressure in the Plains.
Significant accumulations of snow and ice are possible with this
system...especially across Northern Lower Michigan tonight. Gusty
winds are also expected with this system. Please see ongoing Winter
Storm Watches for further details.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Saturday through Thursday.

A slow moving area of low pressure will result in a prolonged winter
storm event for northern Michigan from Saturday through Monday, with
precipitation anticipated to come in a few rounds. There is
potential for significant accumulations of heavy wet snow generally
north of M-72 and significant accumulations of ice from freezing
rain generally south of M-72. Gusty winds are also expected with
this system. Some damage to trees and power lines is possible due to
the heavy wet snow, ice, and gusty winds, which may lead to power
outages. Please see ongoing Winter Storm Watches for further details.


Spotter activation is not anticipated.


For more information visit http://weather.gov/gaylord.


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