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

 

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Gwinn Superintendent Kim VanDrese.

MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Gwinn Community School District has introduced a new automated telephone messaging system to be used by the administration to disseminate emergency and other information to students, parents and community members.

Kim VanDrese, Superintendent of the Gwinn Community Schools, joined SUNNY 101.9’s Mark & Walt in the Morning to discuss this new system and how it will serve to benefit the community.

She explained how the new system can be used to announce school closings and more and can also be used to get important information home to parents with one phone call.

To find out how you can sign up for this service and receive messages from the district, please listen to the interview by clicking on the audio link below:

Click To Listen To Full Audio

To log on to the Gwinn Community Schools home page, please click “HERE“.

 

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.

 

A SNOWY MORNING IN NEGAUNEE TWP.

Severe weather moved through Central Upper Michigan causing closings, cancellations, power outages and traffic accidents.

This shot, taken this morning in Negaunee Township by our own intrepid winter adventurer Todd Noordyk, shows the amount of snow that hit over the last 12 hours or so in the Western portions of Marquette County.

Please drive carefully today.  Roads are very slippery.

 

SCHOOL CLOSINGS FOR 11/10/11

Marquette Area Public Schools – Parent-Teacher conferences cancelled.

Northstar Academy & Polaris Middle School

Father Marquette Schools

Marquette-Alger RESA Offices

Ishpeming Public Schools – Birchview Elem. Parent-Teacher conferences cancelled.

Negaunee Public Schools

NICE Community Schools

Superior -Central Schools

West Iron County Schools

OTHER CLOSURES:

Christ the King Preschool in Ishpeming

Redeemer Lutheran Preschool in Marquette

School Closures for 9/30/11:

The following schools are closed due to power outages today-

REPUBLIC- MICHIGAMME SCHOOLS

AUTRAIN-ONOTA SCHOOLS

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NICE Community Schools say Bus #9C, which serves County Road 573 and South Camp Road is not running this morning.

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The Marquette Board of Light and Power says that their crews are working on restoring the main circuits at this time.  As a result, some of their outlying service areas, such as Chocolay, Sands, Skandia and Negaunee Townships, may be without power until sometime tomorrow.

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Michigamme Township Hall is open this morning with a generator for residents if they have any medical or oxygen concerns.  They have full power to help, and most importantly, the coffee is ON!

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UPPCO is currently reporting over 5000 customers across the Upper Peninsula this morning.  Here is their latest statement:

Strong winds continue to cause power outages to UPPCO electric customers. The outages are the result of strong winds causing branches to break or trees falling onto power lines.

UPPCO has been assessing the damage since earlier this afternoon. Asplundh tree crews are on site and working to clean up fallen trees and debris so UPPCO crews can continue restoration efforts. At this time no restoration times are available.

Residents are reminded to stay away from downed power lines and to treat them as if they are energized. Do not attempt to clear downed trees or branches from areas near power lines!

If you have an electric emergency, contact UPPCO at 800-562-7809. All other emergencies please call 911.

Customers who are without power and have internet access can report an outage via their mobile device, laptop or tablet. They can also visit the UPPCO Web site: www.uppco.com.outagesummary/view/outagegrid.aspx to view outage information.

 

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.

SCHOOL CLOSINGS FOR 12/13/10.

THE PLOW'S EYE VIEW FROM THE DEAD RIVER BASIN.

As high winds continue to cause problems across the Central U.P. this morning, the big dig out is underway.

The high winds and subsequent wind chills have made it necessary for many area school districts in Marquette and surrounding counties to shut down today.

Several schools are closed here on this Monday, December 13th due to inclement weather.

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Here is the latest list:

Marquette Area Public Schools

Father Marquette School

NorthStar Academy/Polaris Middle School

Crossroads Christian Academy – Harvey

Redeemer Lutheran Preschool – MQT

Marquette-Alger RESA

Negaunee Public Schools

NICE Community Schools

Ishpeming Public Schools

Christ The King Preschool – ISH

Gwinn Area Schools

Powell Township Schools

AuTrain-Onota Schools

Munising Public Schools

Munising Headstart

Munising Public Library

Munising Baptist School

Superior-Central Schools

Mid-Pen Schools

Rapid River Schools & Headstart

Gladstone Schools & Headstart

Escanaba Schools & Headstart