WEATHER-RELATED CLOSINGS FOR 1/23/12.

NORTHERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY Classes canceled.   Will advise on evening classes later today.

BAY COLLEGE – Escanaba & Iron Mountain campuses both closed.

Marquette Area Public Schools

Northstar Academy

Polaris Middle School

Father Marquette

Ishpeming Schools

Negaunee Public Schools

NICE Community Schools

Gwinn Community Schools

Powell Township Schools

Marquette-Alger RESA

Redeemer Lutheran Preschool

Crossroads Christian Academy

Christ The King Preschool

AuTrain-Onota Schools

Munising Headstart

Munising Good Shepherd ECC

Munising Baptist

Superior Central Schools

Mid-Peninsula Schools

Gladstone Public Schools

Rapid River Schools

Escanaba Schools

Hannahville Schools

North Dickinson Schools

Iron Mountain Area Schools

Norway-Vulcan Schools

Breitung Township Schools

Carney-Nadeau Schools

 

 

CLOSINGS DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER FOR 1/19/12

FINLANDIA UNIVERSITY – No classes today, offices are open.

GOGEBIC COMMUNITY COLLEGE – Houghton Campus classes canceled.

Munising Area Public Schools

Munising Baptist School

Munsing Good Shepherd Early Childhood Center

Munsing Public Library

Burt Township Schools

Houghton-Keweenaw County Schools

Ontonagon Area Schools & Headstart

Tahquamenon Area Schools

Ironwood Public Schools

Bessemer Public Schools

Wakefield/Marenisco Schools

A peek out at the Great Lakes Radio parking lot at 6:40 am today.

Wind chill temperatures are below zero this morning and the 35 mph gusts of Lake Superior are causing a serious issue with blowing and drifting of snow on all highways and side streets.

If you are commuting this morning, DRIVE SLOW and give yourself some extra time to arrive at your destination safely.

The poor conditions have resulted in several school closings today in Marquette County and the surrounding communities.  Here’s the list.

 

School Closings due to Inclement Weather  for Friday 1/13/12:

Marquette Area Public Schools

Father Marquette School

Northstar Academy and Polaris Middle School

Marquette-Alger Regional Educational Service Agency

Redeemer Lutheran Preschool

Crossroads Christian Academy

AuTrain-Onota Public Schools

Gwinn Community Schools

Negaunee Public Schools

Ishpeming Public Schools

NICE Community Schools

Powell Township Schools

Republic-Michigamme Schools

Superior Central School

 

SCHOOL CLOSINGS:

Marquette Area Public Schools

Father Marquette School

Northstar Academy

Polaris Middle School

Crossroads Christian Academy

Redeemer Lutheran Preschool

 

THE LATEST ON THE WINTER STORM WARNING FOR MARQUETTE COUNTY:

 

…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST FRIDAY…

HAZARDOUS WEATHER…

* EXPECT LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOW TO BECOME HEAVY AT TIMES TONIGHT
INTO FRIDAY MORNING…ESPECIALLY OVER THE HURON MOUNTAINS.

* STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL IN EXCESS OF 12 INCHES IS EXPECTED OVER THE
HIGHER TERRAIN WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE OVER THE HURON
MOUNTAINS. EXPECT LESSER AMOUNTS OVER SOUTHERN MARQUETTE COUNTY
NEAR WITCH LAKE AND ARNOLD…WHERE 3 TO 6 INCHES OF SNOW ARE
EXPECTED.

* WIND GUSTS TO 30 MPH NEAR LAKE SUPERIOR WILL CAUSE BLOWING
SNOW AND LEAD TO REDUCED VISIBILITIES.

IMPACTS…

* TRAVEL WILL BECOME DIFFICULT AT TIMES DUE TO HEAVY SNOW AND
BLOWING SNOW.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

* A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW MEANS
SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING.
SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW…ALONG WITH WIDESPREAD BLOWING
SNOW…ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS.

* PREPARE…PLAN…AND STAY INFORMED.

 

Here are some of the event announcements related to the power outage in Marquette County for today.  Since this outage has affected many areas of Upper Michigan, from Houghton to Munising, we encourage you try to call ahead to check and see if your event is still going on.

-Mark & Walt

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Bell Hospital in Ishpeming says that Bell Clinics, Bell Rehab and the Teal Lake Medical Facility as well as their business office at Tobin are affected by the power outage. All non-emergency medical appointments including surgeries will be rescheduled. Bell has staff members calling all affected patients to reschedule appointments and procedures.

The Bell Hospital Emergency Department is open and operating.

Ishpeming-Negaunee-NICE-Richmond recreation classes canceled for this afternoon and evening.

AMCAB has canceled all “Meals on Wheels” programs in Ishpeming and Negaunee for today.

Ishpeming Elks Club has canceled their pasty sale for today.  They will hold it tomorrow and again next Tuesday.

Severe thunderstorms moving across the Upper Peninsula have resulted in several schools being closed or delayed this morning due to power outages, telephone and internet service.

According to the Upper Peninsula Power Company, over 55-thousand customers were affected by these outages overnight.  Crews are working to restore power to all of the affected areas as soon as possible.

Here is the latest list of school closings and delays:

SCHOOL CLOSINGS

Ishpeming

Negaunee

NICE Community Schools

Powell Township

NorthStar Academy/Polaris Middle School – MQT

Gwinn

Munising

Munising Baptist

Republic-Michigamme

Carney-Nadeau

Rapid River

Big Bay de Noc

Superior Central

Mid Peninsula

Escanaba

Delta/Schoolcraft ISD

Crystal Falls-Forest Park

SCHOOL DELAYS

L’anse – 2hr

Baraga – 2hr

Houghton/Keweenaw County – 2hr

Arvon Township – 2hr

The weather has taken a turn in the southern Upper Peninsula, and as a result, these schools are closed today:

MANISTIQUE AREA PUBLIC SCHOOLS

ST. FRANCIS SCHOOL IN MANISTIQUE

As for the weather, the Winter Storm Watch for our area in Marquette County has been rescinded. Here’s the latest from the National Weather Service:

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MARQUETTE MI
415 AM EST WED MAR 9 2011

…A HEAVY WET SNOW EXPECTED FOR CENTRAL UPPER MICHIGAN…

.LOW PRESSURE OVER THE MID MISSISSIPPI RIVER VALLEY WILL MOVE
NORTHEAST INTO SOUTHERN OHIO TONIGHT. THIS SYSTEM WILL BRING
WIDESPREAD SNOW ACROSS UPPER MICHIGAN TODAY. THE GREATEST SNOWFALL
AMOUNTS ARE EXPECTED ACROSS CENTRAL UPPER MICHIGAN.

MARQUETTE COUNTY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…GWINN…MARQUETTE
415 AM EST WED MAR 9 2011

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM THIS MORNING
TO 7 PM EST THIS EVENING…

HAZARDOUS WEATHER…

* EXPECT SNOW TO SPREAD NORTHWARD THIS MORNING AND BE HEAVY AT
TIMES…BEFORE DIMINISHING LATE THIS AFTERNOON.

* 2 TO 4 INCHES OF SNOW ACCUMULATION IS EXPECTED TODAY…LIGHTEST
AMOUNTS NEAR BIG BAY.

IMPACTS…

* THE WET SNOW MAY MAKE TRAVEL DIFFICULT AS ROADS BECOME SNOW
COVERED.

* THE WET…HEAVY SNOW WILL ALSO MAKE SHOVELING AND PLOWING
MORE DIFFICULT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

* A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW
WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR
SNOW COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES…AND USE CAUTION
WHILE DRIVING.

IT LOOKS LIKE ANOTHER STORM MAY BE MISSING US!

 

The weather has taken a turn in the southern Upper Peninsula, and as a result, these schools are closed today:

MANISTIQUE AREA PUBLIC SCHOOLS

ST. FRANCIS SCHOOL IN MANISTIQUE

 

As for the weather, the Winter Storm Watch for our area in Marquette County has been rescinded.  Here’s the latest from the National Weather Service:

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MARQUETTE MI
415 AM EST WED MAR 9 2011

…A HEAVY WET SNOW EXPECTED FOR CENTRAL UPPER MICHIGAN…

.LOW PRESSURE OVER THE MID MISSISSIPPI RIVER VALLEY WILL MOVE
NORTHEAST INTO SOUTHERN OHIO TONIGHT. THIS SYSTEM WILL BRING
WIDESPREAD SNOW ACROSS UPPER MICHIGAN TODAY. THE GREATEST SNOWFALL
AMOUNTS ARE EXPECTED ACROSS CENTRAL UPPER MICHIGAN.

 

 

MARQUETTE COUNTY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…GWINN…MARQUETTE
415 AM EST WED MAR 9 2011

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM THIS MORNING
TO 7 PM EST THIS EVENING…

HAZARDOUS WEATHER…

* EXPECT SNOW TO SPREAD NORTHWARD THIS MORNING AND BE HEAVY AT
TIMES…BEFORE DIMINISHING LATE THIS AFTERNOON.

* 2 TO 4 INCHES OF SNOW ACCUMULATION IS EXPECTED TODAY…LIGHTEST
AMOUNTS NEAR BIG BAY.

IMPACTS…

* THE WET SNOW MAY MAKE TRAVEL DIFFICULT AS ROADS BECOME SNOW
COVERED.

* THE WET…HEAVY SNOW WILL ALSO MAKE SHOVELING AND PLOWING
MORE DIFFICULT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

* A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW
WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR
SNOW COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES…AND USE CAUTION
WHILE DRIVING.

WEATHER RELATED SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR TODAY IN OUR LISTENING AREA:

CLOSURES:

AuTrain-Onota Schools

Munising Public Schools

Munising Headstart

Munising Baptist School

Munising Public Library

2-HOUR DELAYS:

Chassell Township Schools

Dollar Bay/Tamarack Area Schools

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT FOR ALGER COUNTY:

…LAKE EFFECT SNOW SHOWERS AND BITTERLY COLD THROUGH FRIDAY…

.A BITTERLY COLD AIR MASS MOVING ACROSS LAKE SUPERIOR WILL
CONTINUE TO PRODUCE LAKE EFFECT SNOW SHOWERS TODAY IN NORTHWEST LAKE EFFECT SNOW BELTS. THE LAKE EFFECT SNOW SHOWERS WILL BE HEAVIEST EAST OF MARQUETTE. THERE WILL ALSO BE SOME BLOWING SNOW THIS MORNING…ESPECIALLY IN OPEN AREAS NEAR LAKE SUPERIOR AS NORTHWEST WINDS GUST TO 35 MPH.
THE NORTHWEST WINDS WILL DROP WIND CHILLS OVER INTERIOR WESTERN UPPER MICHIGAN TOWARD 25 BELOW ZERO THIS MORNING.

A SCHOOL CLOSURE TO REPORT FOR TODAY 1/18/11.

Republic-Michigamme Schools in Marquette County are closed today due to a problem with the central heating system at the school.

No other closings or cancellations are being reported at this time.