More snow Sunday night and into the workweek
Sun, 15 Dec 2013 20:59:25 GMT —
Northern Michigan can expect more accumulating snow showers through the end of the weekend and into the start of the workweek.
Here's a look at some 24-hr totals from around lunchtime Sunday : Carp Lake-10", Indian River-8", St. Ignace-7", East Jordan-6.5", Bendon-6", Grawn-6", Suttons Bay-6", 5mi NNW of Interlochen-5.5", Oscoda-5.5", 5mi S of Cathro-5.2", Ossineke-5", Lake Ann-5", Wellston-4.5", Luzerne-4.5", Bliss-4.3", Rogers City 5hr total-4", Omena-4", Alpena-3.8", East Tawas-3.5", 7mi NE of Mancelona-3.3", Luzerne-3", Otsego Lake State Park-3", 6mi NW of Frederic-3"
Updated - totals from Sunday evening : East Jordan 12hr total-11.5", 9mi SSW Gaylord 6hr total-10.2", 5mi NNE Frederic 3hr total-9.2", Cold Springs Twp-8", Traverse City 24hr total-6.2", 4mi SW Bliss 12hr total-5.5", Boyne City 5hr total-5", Brethren 24hr total-3"
Total snow on the ground is near 2-3 feet for many across the Northern Lower and straits as of Sunday evening. Feel free to add your total and we'll get it in to the weather service!
Not enough for you? We have more on the way as low pressure and its cold front move through overnight into Monday, especially for the typical lake effect places. Looking at another 2-6+" Sunday evening - mainly across the N Lower - with gusty NW winds creating drifts and blowing snow, visibilities near zero at times. Many in the N. Lower are to expect accumulations from this system to be near 10-12+".
As always, lake effect is highly localized, and higher amounts are possible for you. Lake effect locations in the NW Lower will be the most likely to pick up over 6".
As of Sunday night the following are in effect:
*Lake Effect Snow Warning - Leelanau Co - until 7am Monday. 2-4+" in accumulation by sunrise
*Lake Effect Snow Advisory - Benzie, Grand Traverse, Manistee, Wexford co - until 7am Monday. 1-4" throughout the afternoon, 3-6+" by tonight for most. 2-5+" overnight into sunrise Monday.
*Winter Weather Advisory - Mason, Lake, Osceola, Oceana, Newaygo co - until 7pm Sunday. 2-3", with snow showers diminishing during the evening hours. Ludington may see the snow pick up after dark. Further south near Holland, Allegan, and South Haven the snow may re-intensify later Sunday night.
Again, lake effect is highly localized and the amount of snowfall may differ greatly on opposite sides of town. Across the area, use caution while traveling - lake effect bands can cause the weather to change quickly over short distances.
Lake effect snows will continue Monday along the Lake Michigan side and inland, and for the straits and E. U.P. Tuesday will bring another system through - and more chances for widespread snow and then continued lake effect.
There have been multiple reports of accidents across the area today, so take it slow, keep your headlights on, and give yourself plenty of time to get around town!