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WINTER STORM… HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG WINDS NEAR LAKE SUPERIOR AND BLIZZARD CONDITIONS OVER THE KEWEENAW PENINSULA…

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MARQUETTE MI… APR 19 2013

HEAVY WET SNOW AND STRONG WINDS IMPACTING WESTERN UPPER MICHIGAN THIS MORNING WILL SPREAD ACROSS THE REST OF NORTHERN UPPER MICHIGAN BY THIS EVENING… RESULTING IN BLIZZARD CONDITIONS OVER THE KEWEENAW PENINSULA.

SIGNIFICANT TRAVEL DISRUPTIONS… POTENTIAL FOR POWER OUTAGES EXPECTED… ESPECIALLY OVER WESTERN UPPER MICHIGAN AND THE KEWEENAW PENINSULA WHERE SNOWFALL TOTALS OVER A FOOT ARE EXPECTED. THE SNOW AND STRONG WINDS WILL DIMINISH LATER TONIGHT.

INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…COPPER HARBOR…HOUGHTON…HANCOCK

…BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING…

* SNOW HEAVY AT TIMES THROUGH THE DAY. SNOWFALL RATES OVER 1 INCH PER HOUR LIKELY.

* ADDITIONAL SNOW AMOUNTS OF 5 TO 8 INCHES EXPECTED THROUGH THE REST OF TODAY. THE MOST SNOW WILL OCCUR OVER THE HIGHER TERRAIN OVER KEWEENAW COUNTY…AND ALSO FROM ATLANTIC MINE TO TWIN LAKES.

* STRONG NORTH WINDS ARE GUSTING TO 55 MPH…RESULTING IN BLIZZARD CONDITIONS… INCLUDING CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW AND WHITE OUT CONDITIONS. THE STRONGEST WINDS WILL BE THROUGH 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON…AND WILL SUBSIDE SLOWLY FROM 2 PM THROUGH THIS EVENING.

http://www.crh.noaa.gov/mqt/

 

Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this link

 

 

2 Responses to Blizzard warning – More than a foot of snow for upper Michigan

  1. Jeffery Anderson says:

    I was born in Hancock and lived halfway between Houghton/Hancock and Copper Harbor. I can remember the occasional snowy day in April. But I can not recall any blizzards.

  2. Ken says:

    especially this late !


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