Marquette County, Michigan
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Lake Effect Snow Warning
MIZ005-120515-
/O.CON.KMQT.LE.W.0005.160212T0600Z-160213T1200Z/
MARQUETTE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...GWINN...MARQUETTE
413 PM EST THU FEB 11 2016

...LAKE EFFECT SNOW WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM FRIDAY TO
7 AM EST SATURDAY...

HAZARDOUS WEATHER...

* LIGHT TO MODERATE LAKE EFFECT SNOW WILL DEVELOP NEAR LAKE
SUPERIOR TONIGHT BETWEEN 1AM AND 4AM AND CONTINUE THROUGH
FRIDAY NIGHT.

* WINDS NEAR LAKE SUPERIOR WILL INCREASE OUT OF THE NORTHWEST
ON FRIDAY MORNING...GUSTING AS HIGH AS 45 MPH NEAR LAKE
SUPERIOR EAST OF MARQUETTE. THE STRONGEST WINDS WILL OCCUR
LATE FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING. THIS WILL LIKELY
LEAD TO WHITE- OUT CONDITIONS FRIDAY INTO FRIDAY NIGHT ALONG
M-28 EAST OF MARQUETTE. AWAY FROM LAKE SUPERIOR...PATCHY
BLOWING SNOW IS EXPECTED WITH WINDS GUSTING TO 25 MPH.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS TONIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT ARE EXPECTED
TO BE 2 TO 6 INCHES OVER NORTHERN AND EASTERN MARQUETTE
COUNTY...WITH 2 INCHES OR LESS EXPECTED SOUTH OF A LINE FROM
CHAMPION TO ISHPEMING TO GWINN.

* WIND CHILL READINGS WILL BE AS LOW AS 25 BELOW ZERO LATE
FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT.

IMPACTS...

* SNOW COVERED ROADS WILL CONTINUE TO BE SLIPPERY.

* BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW WILL LEAD TO VERY DANGEROUS TRAVEL
CONDITIONS TONIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT NEAR LAKE SUPERIOR...
AND MAINLY ALONG M-28 EAST OF MARQUETTE. SIMILAR PAST EVENTS
HAVE LED TO THE CLOSURE OF M-28 BETWEEN HARVEY AND MUNISING.
IF YOU BECOME STRANDED...YOU WILL ALSO HAVE TO FACE BITTERLY
COLD WIND CHILLS. AVOID TRAVEL ALONG M-28 EAST OF MARQUETTE
IF POSSIBLE.

* WIND CHILL VALUES TO 25 BELOW ZERO CAN LEAD TO FROST BITE ON
EXPOSED SKIN IN AS LITTLE AS 15 MINUTES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

* A LAKE EFFECT SNOW WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF LAKE
EFFECT SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS
OR IMPOSSIBLE.

* PREPARE...PLAN...AND STAY INFORMED. VISIT WWW.WEATHER.GOV/MQT

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