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More snow expected today, tonight

February 18, 2013
The Daily News

By LISA M. REED

Staff Writer

IRON MOUNTAIN - More snow is on its way to the Upper Peninsula and northern Wisconsin today and overnight.

"Basically, there are two low pressure systems moving into the area and will merge over Wisconsin late this afternoon. And the system will track southeast Michigan along the Lake Michigan shoreline," said Todd Kluber, meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Marquette. "We're looking at snow spreading across the area late this afternoon and lasting through the overnight with snow showers tomorrow morning."

The Iron Mountain-Kingsford area may see one to three inches of snowfall with this system.

North of Iron Mountain and northern Dickinson County, could see two to four inches of snow.

Northeastern Wisconsin may see one to two inches of snowfall.

Wind gusts will reach 15 mph to 25 mph, and up to 30 mph on Tuesday.

Kluber said with those wind gusts, there will be blowing snow.

By Tuesday evening, Kluber said most of the activity will move out of the area.

"There will be lake effect snow along Lake Superior, but not reaching south central U.P.," he said.

Temperatures today will remain around freezing and fall overnight.

"Strong north winds will be bringing colder air. Temperatures will stay below normal for much of the week in the high teens to low 20's," Kluber said.

The coldest temperatures will be on Tuesday and Wednesday night with a low around zero to slightly below zero.

"Right now, lake effect snow is confined to the Lake Superior snow belt region. The Michigan-Wisconsin border has a chance of accumulating some snow on Friday," Kluber said.

The counties of Iron, Menominee and Dickinson are not under any advisories at this time.

A winter weather advisory is in effect for Delta County tonight around 6 p.m. through midnight Tuesday into Wednesday.

Lisa M. Reed's e-mail address is lreed@ironmountaindailynews.com.

 
 

 

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