Parts of Northern Michigan could see 16-24 inches of snow ahead of Thanksgiving
Blizzard conditions possible
It’ll be a “white Thanksgiving” for parts of Northern Michigan this year.
A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for most the Upper Peninsula, with a Blizzard Warning in effect for Keweenaw County, starting at 1 a.m. on Wednesday.
If you’re traveling Wednesday for Thanksgiving, here are four snapshots from our RPM model. It’s going to be a nasty travel day in our region...including increasing wind: gusts over 40 mph are possible, especially in the PM. Big snow in the U.P. if you’re headed that way. pic.twitter.com/BPNMFkGk1N— Paul Gross (@PGLocal4) November 26, 2019
National Weather Service info:
“Except for near Lake Michigan, travel will become difficult to near impossible as snowfall rates of 1-2+” per hour and winds gusting to 30-40+ mph lead to significant blowing and drifting snow and whiteout conditions.
Sporadic power outages are possible near Lake Superior, especially in Keweenaw County where gusts will approach 50 mph. Negaunee and Ishpeming may be in line for as much as two feet of snow.”
“In addition to the snow potential, winds will start to increase Tuesday night as well. With gusty winds expected, wave heights will also increase and would enhance concerns for lakeshore flooding and beach erosion. Remember to always respect the power of the Great Lakes!”
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