* Some Lake Snow North Of M-72 & Near Lake Superior
* Clipper Brings In A Burst Of Snow Today
* Very Cold Wind Chills
*Lake Effect Snow Watch for Luce & Chippewa counties from this evening to Thursday morning. Areas North of M-28 will see a few heavy bands of lake effect snow and totals over the next 36-48 hours could be around 10"+ towards the Lake Superior shoreline.
** Winter Weather Advisories posted for many counties: Emmet, Cheboygan, Charlevoix, Antrim and Otsego counties until early Wednesday morning. Storm totals in these counties could see 5"-8" with isolated higher amounts. Leelanau, Grand Traverse, Benzie, Manistee, Wexford, Mason, Lake, Mason and Newyago counties from this morning to 7pm this evening. 3"-6" can be expected today thanks to a clipper system that will move in later this morning and hang around through the day.
This morning it is COLD with air temperatures in the single digits above zero for most with a few isolated areas below zero. Wind chills are ranging from 0 degrees to 25 below zero! Bundle up and be careful as you venture out this morning. Lake effect snow showers continue for areas North of M-72 in the Northern L.P. while some snow is still out there for the immediate Lake Superior shoreline. Winter is setting in and shows no signs of letting up! Today will be a cold, snowy and windy day across Northern Michigan with a clipper system impacting the Lower Peninsula later this morning through this evening and than lake effect takes back over.
The least amount of snow will fall East of US-127 and I-75. These areas will see an inch or two today. Areas along US-131 and West will be looking at 3-6" by this evening with isolated higher amounts West of M-37 closer to Lake Michigan. The heaviest snow today will fall in the Northwest corner of the Lower Peninsula. They will see clipper snow and than lake effect afterwards and by tomorrow morning many areas will see 5-8" with locally higher amounts. The majority of the Eastern U.P. will see very little snow if any at all but once you get to the Lake Superior shoreline that will change. Tonight and tomorrow will bring heavy lake effect snow for Paradise, Whitefish Point and other lake shore areas.
Highs today will be in the mid teens to low 20s with winds out of the Southwest at 10-20mph which means wind chills will stay mighty cold. It also means that winds will blow and drift the snow across Northern Michigan and drifts along with reduced visibilities will be an issue. Tonight will bring some lake effect snow for the favored snow belt areas in the Lower Peninsula and Lake Superior shoreline. Winds will be out of the West at 8-18mph with single digit overnight lows so wind chills will again be well below zero! Wednesday will bring more lake effect snow showers with highs again ranging from 10-18 degrees and this will make for another brutally cold day! Heaviest snow will again fall for areas in the Northwest L.P. and Northern U.P.
Thursday will bring some lake effect snow showers but they won't be nearly as widespread or as heavy as today or tomorrow. Highs will be in the low teens to low 20s. Friday will bring a chance for a few snow showers but most of us will be dealing with clouds and cold. Highs will be in the low teens to mid 20s. The weekend will bring more snow showers as another East Coast storm will clip Northern Michigan bring another burst of snow. Highs for the weekend will be in the teens to low 20s.
-Meteorologist Michael Stevens