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      Snow pounds parts of Northern Michigan with more on the way

      A quick hitting winter storm spread a large variety of snow around the region with some spots only seeing an inch or two and others getting dumped on with over a foot of snow.

      The snow ramped up yesterday afternoon as forecasted and continued a majority of the nighttime. The highest amount we could find was a spot a couple miles south of Suttons Bay in Leelanau County where 16" of snow fell over a 24 hr. period! Viewers from the Manistee Lakes area of Kalkaska County and also Ellsworth measured 14" of new snow. Close behind were Rapid City with 13", Petoskey picked up a foot, with Elk Rapids getting nailed with 11" of snow. A number of other towns also got close to 10" of snow.

      On the other end of the spectrum, Alpena only got 1.5" and at Paris in Mecosta County north of Big Rapids, about one inch fell.

      The area of low pressure responsible for the snow will peel eastward Tuesday morning bringing an end to the snow with just a few flurries expected Wednesday afternoon. In fact, a few lucky folks may even see a brief peek of the sun later Wednesday with temps climbing close to 20F.

      Another snow producing system arrives early Thursday with numerous snow showers breaking out Thursday. With this system, it looks like locations near Lake Michigan will see perhaps 3-5" of snow with a pocket over Central Mackinac County along US-2 seeing more due to south winds and lake effect snow there where a small area around Epoufette/Rexton may see 6-10" of snow.Temperatures Thursday on south winds climb back closer to 30F.