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Lake Effect Snow Warning

Statement as of 1:26 PM EST on February 12, 2016

Expires 7:00 AM EST on February 13, 2016


... Lake effect snow warning remains in effect until 7 am EST
Saturday...

Hazardous weather...

* moderate to heavy lake effect snow will continue through
   tonight.

* Winds near Lake Superior will continue to gust as high as 45
   mph near Lake Superior through this evening before gradually
   diminishing tonight. This will continue to lead to white-out
   conditions along M-28 east of Marquette through this evening.
   Blowing snow is also expected away from Lake Superior with
   winds gusting to 30 mph.

* Additional snow accumulations this afternoon through tonight
   are expected to be 5 to 10 inches... greatest over western
   Alger County... west of a line from Munising to Shingleton.
   Lower amounts of 3 to 5 inches are expected southwest of
   Trenary to Kiva.

* Wind chill readings will be as low as 25 below zero this
   afternoon through tonight.

Impacts...

* blowing and drifting snow will continue to lead to very
   dangerous travel conditions today and tonight. The Michigan
   State Police have informed that M-28 is closed between
   kawbawgam Road east of Harvey and Munising. If you become
   stranded... you will also have to face bitterly cold wind
   chills. Avoid travel if possible.

* Wind chill values to 25 below zero can lead to frost bite on
   exposed skin in as little as 15 minutes.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

* a lake effect snow warning means significant amounts of lake
   effect snow are forecast that will make travel very hazardous
   or impossible.

* Prepare... plan... and stay informed. Visit www.Weather.Gov/MQT




Local Storm Report



02/12/2016 1230 PM

Au Train, Alger County.

Non-thunderstorm wind gust m45 mph, reported by law enforcement.


            Wind gusts of 40 to 45 mph along Lake
            Superior in western Alger and far eastern
            Marquette counties combined with lake effect
            snow showers have produced white out
            conditions over the past 3 to 5 hours. This
            has resulted in the closure of M-28 between
            kawbawgam Road near Harvey and M-94 in
            Munising.





02/12/2016 0900 am

1 miles ESE of Grand Marais, Alger County.

Snow m4.0 inch, reported by co-op observer.


            24 hour snowfall.




02/12/2016 0900 am

1 miles se of Chatham, Alger County.

Snow m3.0 inch, reported by co-op observer.


            24 hour snowfall.




02/12/2016 1149 am

Munising, Alger County.

Non-thunderstorm wind gust m40 mph, reported by ASOS.


            Peak gust at Munising so far today.





02/12/2016 0700 am

11 miles S of Grand Marais, Alger County.

Snow m5.9 inch, reported by co-op observer.


            24 hour total. 0.28 of an inch of liquid equivalent.




02/12/2016 0630 am

Munising, Alger County.

Snow m3.0 inch, reported by co-op observer.


            24 hour total.




02/11/2016 0630 am

Munising, Alger County.

Snow m3.5 inch, reported by co-op observer.


            24 snowfall. 0.20 of an inch of liquid equivalent.




02/11/2016 0700 am

11 miles S of Grand Marais, Alger County.

Snow m2.6 inch, reported by co-op observer.


            24 hour snowfall total. Co-op observer
            station Grand Marais 10s.





02/10/2016 0800 PM

5 miles E of Round Lake, Alger County.

Snow m3.5 inch, reported by co-op observer.


            Co-op observer station Wetmore 15s /wetm4/ measured 3.5
            inches of snow in the last 12 hours. 5.7 inches of snow
            in the last 24 hours.





02/10/2016 0800 am

5 miles E of Round Lake, Alger County.

Snow m8.0 inch, reported by co-op observer.


            Co-op observer station Wetmore 15s /wetm4/




02/10/2016 0600 am

11 miles S of Grand Marais, Alger County.

Snow m4.5 inch, reported by co-op observer.


            Co-op observer station Grand Marais 10s
            /gmsm4/




02/10/2016 0600 am

10 miles S of Grand Marais, Alger County.

Snow m4.5 inch, reported by co-op observer.


            24 hour snowfall report. Snow depth is 27
            inches.





02/09/2016 0800 PM

5 miles E of Round Lake, Alger County.

Snow m5.8 inch, reported by co-op observer.


            Co-op observer station Wetmore 15s /wetm4/ 12-hour snow
            total.





02/09/2016 0600 PM

Eben Junction, Alger County.

Snow e2.5 inch, reported by trained spotter.


            Estimated 2.0 to 3.0 inches of snowfall
            since 9:00 a.M. EST in Eben. Poor visibility
            in western Alger and eastern Marquette
            counties this afternoon.





02/09/2016 0630 am

Munising, Alger County.

Snow m2.5 inch, reported by co-op observer.


            Co-op observer station Munising /mnsm4/




02/09/2016 0823 am

1 miles se of Chatham, Alger County.

Snow m3.0 inch, reported by co-op observer.


            Co-op observer station Chatham Experiment
            farm /cefm4/




02/09/2016 0823 am

1 miles se of Chatham, Alger County.

Snow m3.0 inch, reported by co-op observer.


            Co-op observer station Chatham Experiment
            farm /cefm4/





02/09/2016 0630 am

Munising, Alger County.

Snow m2.5 inch, reported by co-op observer.


            Co-op observer station Munising /mnsm4/. 24 hour report.


Public Information Statement

Statement as of 1:46 PM EST on February 12, 2016


... Peak wind gusts for 2/12 through 130pm EST...

Location speed time/date
Stannard rock 48 mph 1100 am 02/12
Copper Harbor 47 mph 0842 am 02/12
Granite Island 46 mph 1210 PM 02/12
Grand Marais 45 mph 1040 am 02/12
Munising 40 mph 1149 am 02/12
Passage Island - Isle Royale 40 mph 0100 am 02/12
Big Bay 39 mph 1140 am 02/12
Rock of Ages - Isle Royale 38 mph 0800 am 02/12
Iron Mountain Ford Airport 37 mph 1247 PM 02/12
Houghton co. Airport 36 mph 1219 PM 02/12
Wakefield 36 mph 1255 PM 02/12
upper ent to Portage Canal 36 mph 1040 am 02/12
2 NNW Germfask 35 mph 1100 am 02/12
Schoolcraft co. Airport 35 mph 0135 PM 02/12
Marquette Coast Guard 34 mph 1224 PM 02/12
Port Inland 34 mph 1224 PM 02/12
Rapid River - mdot 33 mph 1250 PM 02/12
Trenary - mdot 33 mph 1255 PM 02/12
Sawyer Airport 33 mph 1248 PM 02/12
Au Train - mdot 32 mph 1220 PM 02/12
Gwinn - mdot 31 mph 1215 PM 02/12
Rockland - mdot 31 mph 1055 am 02/12
Kiva - mdot 31 mph 1220 PM 02/12
Delta co. Airport 30 mph 1135 am 02/12
Ironwood 30 mph 1235 PM 02/12
4 W Seney - mdot 30 mph 1230 PM 02/12
Windigo - Isle Royale 29 mph 1124 am 02/12
Laurium - mdot 28 mph 1000 am 02/12
Menominee-Marinette Airport 28 mph 1215 PM 02/12
Watersmeet 28 mph 1237 PM 02/12
NWS Marquette 27 mph 1238 PM 02/12
Trout Creek - mdot 27 mph 1255 PM 02/12
Newberry 26 mph 1055 am 02/12
Cooks - mdot 25 mph 1240 PM 02/12

Observations are collected from a variety of sources with varying
equipment and exposure. Not all data listed are considered official.


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