Winter Weather Advisory in effect for U.P.

[Courtesy of the National Weather Service]

A Wind Chill Warning is in effect from 7|6c to 1pm|12c Monday.

Yesterday’s snowfall amounted to 5 inches. Today, gusty north to northwest winds will lead to blowing and drifting snow. This will reduce visabilities below one half mile at time near Lake Superior. The strongest winds are expected near Lake Superior, with gusts up to 45 MPH.


Cold air surging into Upper Michigan will lead to dangerous wind  into Monday morning. The lowest wind chill readings are expected to drop to 35 degrees below zero.

The main impact will be difficult travel conditions due to poor visibility from the snow and blowing snow. Roads will be snow covered and slippery. Wind chills Monday morning can produce frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 15 minutes.

A winter weather advisory for snow and blowing snow means that visibilities will be limited due to a combination for falling and blowing snow. A wind chill warning means the combination of very cold air and strong winds will create dangerously low wind chill values.

North to northwesterly winds of 35 MPH with gusts up to 45 MPH can be expected today along the Lake Superior shoreline. The strong winds will build waves as high as 12 to 15 feet along the shoreline.

Beach erosion and minor flooding of low-lying ares along the shoreline is expected. Due to temperatures well below freezing, the high waves and freezing spray may result in significant ice accumulation on exposed structures and roads near the shoreline.

Light snow will continue into the middle of the week.