More snow on the way this week
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 15:50:52 GMT —
Nothern Michigan will see multiple systems come through this week, bringing plenty of accumulating snows.
The first is a low pressure system moving across the L.P. Monday. It brought many areas light snowfall Sunday night, but some areas saw higher totals thanks to lake effect.
Here's a look at some of the totals from Monday morning:
8 miles SSE Stalwart - 10", Raber - 7", Allenville - 6.4", Tippy Dam/Wellston - 4", Gladwin - 4", Cheboygan - 4", Meauwataka - 4", Paradise - 3.9", Lucas - 3.9", West Branch - 3.8", Cross Village - 3.8", Houghton Lake - 3.7", East Tawas - 3.6", Gaylord - 3.5", South Higgins Lake - 3.5", Paris - 3.5", Sault Ste. Marie - 3.4", Glennie - 3.4", Omena - 3.4", Petoskey - 3.1", Otsego Lake State Park - 3", Point Iroquois Light Station - 3", Scottville - 3", Eastport - 3", Charlevoix - 3", Benzonia - 3", Bingham - 3", Grayling - 2.6", South Boardman - 2.5", Vanderbilt - 2", Moorestown - 2", Alpena - 1.5".
Most will pick up another inch Monday, but the typical lake effect areas will add closer to around 2-3" more.
There are two winter weather advisories in effect as of Monday morning - For Chippewa and Mackinac counties the advisory has been extended until noon Monday. Snow will continue to wind down heading towards lunch, with overall totals ranging from a few inches to near a foot in lake effect locations. For Emmet, Cheboygan, and Charlevoix counties the advisory doesn't expire until 6am Wednesday. Lake effect snows will become heavier in the afternoon, with these areas picking up 3-6+" more Monday heading into Tuesday.
Wind will become westerly and pick up Monday afternoon. Breezy conditions will then stay with us overnight into Tuesday. Winds will be a steady 10-20mph with gusts into the mid 30s, so there will be periods of drifting and blowing snow, and low visibilities.
Tuesday an Alberta Clipper, a fast-moving low pressure system, moves through the Great Lakes region. This will touch off another round of snow showers, which look to be between 1-4", with the higher amounts stretching from the tip of the mitt down through Gaylord towards Cadillac, and along the Lake Michigan side. Adding all this up, this means by Tuesday evening many in the NW Lower and E. U.P. will have around 8-12" of snow. Keep in mind as always with lake effect, it's highly localized and there may be different accumulation amounts on opposite sides of town.
The chance of snow, especially for lake effect areas, lingers not only into Wednesday, but through the rest of the week.
We'll continue to keep you updated, and feel free to post the amount of snow you have to help us keep track of totals!