Marquette Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Special Statement
Statement as of 3:48 PM CDT on April 23, 2014

...Late season wet...heavy snowfall expected over northwest Upper Michigan...

A broad low pressure system approaching from the plains will spread precipitation across Upper Michigan Thursday through Friday morning. Whether this precipitation will be in the form of rain or snow remains uncertain. At this time...it appears a mix of rain and wet snow will overspread Upper Michigan west to east on Thursday...but precipitation may change to mostly snow over the higher terrain...mainly west of a line from Marquette to Iron Mountain Thursday afternoon and Thursday night. The wet snow may fall heavy at times before the precipitation diminishes Friday morning.

The heaviest snow will likely fall over the higher terrain of the Keweenaw peninsula. To the south...higher terrain locations west of a line from Marquette to Iron Mountain may see 4 to 7 inches of heavy...wet snow accumulation by late morning Friday. Snow may not accumulate on roadways Thursday afternoon unless it is snowing heavily. Look for slushy snow accumulations to develop on roads late in the afternoon and especially Thursday night. Travel may become hazardous due to slushy snow on the roads. The wet...heavy nature of the snow will also make shoveling and snow removal very difficult.

Stay tuned to later forecasts for updates on this evolving early Spring winter storm.

Rolfson