Winter Storm Warning for all of U.P., Winter Weather Advisory northern Decrease; Almost foot of snow likely
A winter storm warning now covers the entire upper peninsula. Several rows of counties in northern Lower Michigan have a slightly lesser indicator, a winter weather indicator.
Here is the general wording for the winter storm warning from the National Weather Service in Marquette: “WINTER STORM WARNING VALID FROM SUNDAY 7AM TO MONDAY 1AM. Heavy snowfall is expected for the winter storm warning area. Total accumulations of five to eight centimeters are likely. Gusts of up to 48 km / h can cause snow to blow over the warning area. Traveling can be very difficult. Light drifting snow could significantly limit the view from tonight to Sunday. Heavy snowfall leads to limited visibility on Sunday. A period of widespread heavy snow is expected from Sunday morning to Sunday night. “
The Keweenaw Peninsula could have a few inches more snow, so the amount of snow on Monday morning is 10 inches.
The winter weather warning for northern Lower Michigan goes into effect at 4 a.m. on Sunday and continues through Sunday evening. It includes these counties and cities: Leelanau, Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Crawford and including the cities of Northport, Mancelona, Frankfort, Traverse City, Kalkaska and Grayling. It also covers these counties and cities in the far north of Lower Michigan: Emmet, Cheboygan, Presque Isle, Otsego, Montmorency, Alpena, Oscoda, Alcona, Mackinac Island / Bois Blanc Island, Beaver Island and the surrounding islands, and Charlevoix. These include the cities of Petoskey, Cheboygan, Rogers City, Gaylord, Atlanta, Alpena, Mio, Harrisville, Mackinac Island, St. James, and Charlevoix.
Mixed precipitation is to be expected for the winter weather advisory area. Three to seven inches of total accumulations of snow and a light glaze accumulation of ice are likely. Winds will blow up to 35 miles per hour.
Here is the total snow forecast for northern Michigan through Tuesday, December 7th.
Get ready for solid snow and ice accumulation in northern Lower Michigan. The ice build-up should be less than a tenth of an inch.