Special Weather Statement
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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Marquette MI
428 PM EDT Thu Apr 12 2018

MIZ001>007-009-010-084-085-131000-
Keweenaw-Ontonagon-Northern Houghton-Baraga-Marquette-Alger-Luce-
Gogebic-Iron-Southern Houghton-Northern Schoolcraft-
Including the cities of Copper Harbor, Ontonagon, Houghton,
Hancock, L`Anse, Gwinn, Marquette, Grand Marais, Munising,
Newberry, Ironwood, Iron River, Kenton, Sidnaw, and Seney
428 PM EDT Thu Apr 12 2018 /328 PM CDT Thu Apr 12 2018/

...ACTIVE WINTER WEATHER INTO THE WEEKEND...

A narrow swath of heavy wet snow is expected to develop over
portions of southern Upper Michigan Friday into Friday night out
ahead of a strong deepening low over the central Plains. It still
looks like the heavier snow will stay south of north central Upper
Michigan. Expect snow amounts Friday into Saturday morning to
range from less than 1 inch on the Keweenaw, to 1 to 3 inches
along the rest of Lake Superior, including at Ironwood, Marquette
and Munising, and to 2 to 6 inches over south central Upper
Michigan, heaviest south of US-2. This first round of snow will
end on Saturday.

Another round of moderate to heavy snow is expected Saturday night
through Sunday night as the main low pressure system lifts across
the Great Lakes. Expect snow amounts Saturday night through Sunday
night to range from 5 to 10 inches, heaviest across the east half
of Upper Michigan. Locally higher amounts may occur. The most snow
will fall late Saturday night through Sunday evening. There is
still uncertainty on the track of the storm and these snow totals
may change in the coming days. In addition to the snow, there
could be significant blowing and drifting snow, especially closer
to Lake Superior late in the weekend.

Please continue to monitor later statements and forecasts for the
latest details concerning this late season winter weather.

$$

MIZ011>014-131000-
Dickinson-Menominee-Delta-Southern Schoolcraft-
Including the cities of Iron Mountain, Menominee, Escanaba,
Gladstone, and Manistique
428 PM EDT Thu Apr 12 2018 /328 PM CDT Thu Apr 12 2018/

...ANOTHER SYSTEM MAY BRING MORE SNOW LATER THIS WEEKEND...

After the first system producing the potential heavy snow over
south central Upper Michigan Friday into Saturday morning exits
later Saturday, expect another round of moderate to heavy snow to
return to the area Saturday night through Sunday night as a strong
low pressure system lifts across the Great Lakes. Expect snow
amounts Saturday night through Sunday night to range from 5 to 10
inches, heaviest across the east half of Upper Michigan. Locally
higher amounts may occur. The most snow will fall late Saturday
night through Sunday evening. There is still uncertainty on the
track of the storm and these snow totals for Saturday night into
Sunday night may change in the coming days. In addition to the
snow, there could be areas of blowing and drifting snow,
especially later in the weekend.

Please continue to monitor later statements and forecasts for the
latest details concerning this late season winter weather.

$$

JLA



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