WINTER’S BACK AROUND MARQUETTE COUNTY.

AHHH... A PASTORAL EARLY-MORNING SCENE OUTSIDE OF THE MARQUETTE MALL!

AHHH... A PASTORAL EARLY-MORNING SCENE OUTSIDE OF THE MARQUETTE MALL!

BRRRRRR!

The storm we have been waiting on is here today!  Watch out on your travels across the Central U-P and outlying areas.  Snow showers and high winds will be causing many problems with visibility and travel is not recommended this morning.  It is a pretty scene and gets one into the Christmas mood, but PLEASE drive carefully out there this morning as visibilities are being affected by the snow being blown around by the high winds.  Below is the blizzard information for the central Upper Peninsula including Marquette County.

FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NEGAUNEE TOWNSHIP:


A BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM EST THURSDAY.

* SNOW WILL BE HEAVY AT TIMES…ESPECIALLY THIS MORNING THROUGH EARLY AFTERNOON. THE SNOW WILL DIMINISH TO LAKE EFFECT SNOW SHOWERS TONIGHT. STRONG WINDS WILL CREATE SIGNIFICANT BLOWING SNOW THROUGH THIS EVENING…RESULTING IN LIFE THREATENING BLIZZARD CONDITIONS.

* EXPECT STORM TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 12 TO 24 INCHES THROUGH TONIGHT…WITH THE GREATEST SNOWFALL OVER THE HIGHER TERRAIN FROM THE HURON MOUNTAINS TO NEGAUNEE.

* SUSTAINED NORTHEAST WINDS WILL INCREASE TO 20 TO 35 MPH BY DAYBREAK…WITH FREQUENT GUSTS TO 45 MPH. THE STRONGEST WINDS ARE MOST LIKELY AT EXPOSED LOCATIONS ALONG LAKE SUPERIOR FROM KEWEENAW BAY EAST TO BIG BAY AND MARQUETTE. THE STRONG WINDS WILL DIMINISH TONIGHT.

* THE HEAVY SNOW…IN COMBINATION WITH EXTENSIVE BLOWING SNOW WHIPPED UP BY THE GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS…WILL CAUSE VISIBILITY TO FALL TO NEAR ZERO AT TIMES TODAY. THESE BLIZZARD CONDITIONS WILL LIKELY RESULT IN THE CLOSURE OF M-28 BETWEEN HARVEY AND MUNISING. OTHER ROADS IN EXPOSED LOCATIONS MAY BECOME IMPASSABLE AS WELL.

CLOSINGS AND CANCELLATIONS.

Head over to the full list of school closings for Marquette County and beyond by following the links above.