THE STORM WASN’T SO BAD AFTER ALL!

So, here we are on a Wednesday morning, somewhat disappointed because the big snow they said was coming, didn’t.  Oh well, I guess a few inches of fluffy, white snow isn’t so bad after all! It cleans things up visually, so to speak, and that’s always good.  There are some snowy areas out there around the region, though, so the latest storm details are added below for your convenience.  Enjoy!

There are a few closures out there this morning in some school districts, and for the latest listings, check out the “School Closings” and “Cancellations” portions of today’s blog.

THE LATEST FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FOR THIS MORNING:

MARQUETTE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…GWINN…MARQUETTE
446 AM EST WED FEB 24 2010

A LAKE EFFECT SNOW WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM EST THIS
AFTERNOON.

* LAKE EFFECT SNOW…HEAVY AT TIMES…WILL CONTINUE EAST OF
MARQUETTE THROUGH THE MORNING. WEST OF MARQUETTE…SNOW WILL BE
LIGHTER. THE SNOW WILL DIMINISH IN THE AFTERNOON.

* EAST OF HARVEY AND SKANDIA…EXPECT AN ADDITIONAL 4 TO 9 INCHES
OF SNOW TODAY WITH MOST OF THE ACCUMULATION OCCURRING THIS
MORNING. THE HEAVIEST SNOW WILL FALL NEAR SHOT POINT. WEST OF
HARVEY AND SKANDIA…ADDITIONAL ACCUMULATIONS WILL RANGE FROM 1
TO LOCALLY 4 INCHES.

* ROADS WILL BE SNOW COVERED AND HAZARDOUS. HIGHWAYS M-28 AND
US-41 EAST AND SOUTHEAST OF MARQUETTE WILL BE IMPACTED BY THE
HEAVIEST SNOWFALL. NORTH WINDS GUSTING UP TO 30 MPH WILL PRODUCE
CONSIDERABLE BLOWING SNOW AND VERY POOR VISIBILITY IN OPEN AREAS
NEAR LAKE SUPERIOR.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A LAKE EFFECT SNOW WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF LAKE
EFFECT SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS.
LAKE EFFECT SNOW SHOWERS TYPICALLY ALIGN THEMSELVES IN BANDS AND
WILL LIKELY BE INTENSE ENOUGH TO DROP 1 TO SEVERAL INCHES OF SNOW
PER HOUR FOR SEVERAL HOURS. TRAVEL IS STRONGLY DISCOURAGED. IF
YOU MUST TRAVEL…KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT…FOOD…AND WATER IN
YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.