A winter storm warning has been issued for much of the Upper Peninsula.
Significant lake effect snow and widespread blowing and
drifting snow late tonight through Monday…
Expect snow to overspread Western and
Central upper Michigan. The snow may possibly be mixed with rain late
tonight through mid morning Sunday over South Central Upper Michigan.
As the low shifts to the East…this precipitation will transition to
lake enhanced snow showers…which will be heavy at times on New
Years day into Monday. Northwest wind gusts up to 40 to 60 mph near
Lake Superior will also cause extensive blowing snow in open areas.
Blizzard conditions are possible on New Years day and Monday over
Northwest Upper Michigan and East of Marquette. As the low moves
farther to the East by late Monday…the snow showers and wind will
Expect snow to arrive late tonight and continue into Sunday
morning…with 2 to 4 inches of accumulation expected by noon
Sunday. The snow will transition to heavy lake effect snow showers
over much of Baraga county and the Huron mountains in Marquette
County on Sunday afternoon and continue through Monday afternoon.
lighter lake effect snow showers will fall in Marquette County
South and east of Ishpeming.
* Northwest wind gusts of 30 to 45 mph new years day into
Monday will cause extensive blowing and drifting of snow and
localized whiteout conditions.
* For areas west of Ishpeming and across most of Baraga
County…expect storm total snowfall of a foot or more.
Although lesser amounts of snow will fall across the
Southeast half of Marquette County…blowing and drifting
snow will result in reduced visibilities there as well.
* Travel will be very difficult New Years day and Monday due to
the heavy snow and blowing and drifting snow.
* Power outages are also possible due to the high winds.
* A winter storm warning for heavy snow and blowing snow means
severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring.
Significant amounts of snow…along with widespread blowing
snow…are forecast that will make travel dangerous.