Summary from Latest Winter Storm

A deepening low pressure system that tracked over the Detroit metro area to just north of Lake Ontario and on into Maine, generated light to moderate synoptic snowfall over northern Michigan, which began during the early morning hours of the 24th and lasted throughout the day. During the morning hours an intense band of snow formed over southeastern Roscommon County, through Ogemaw County and into Iosco County, which produced snowfall reports of up to 12 inches, closing many schools in the area around noon. Once the storm system tracked more eastward during the evening hours of the 24th and into the late morning hours of the 25th, gusty northwesterly winds produced lake effect snow over northwestern lower Michigan, adding to the snow accumulations. Doppler radar estimated the lake effect snow totals over Kalkaska County to be 6 to 10 inches.

Thank you to everybody that sent in pictures through our Facebook page and to all of our invaluable weather spotters that call in their reports. Here are a few pictures that were sent in of the latest snowfall:

US-23, 2 miles south of Harrisville at 9:45am on the 24th of Feb, 2012. Picture from Houghton Lake. Some parts of Roscommon County have had nearly a foot of snow. Thanks to Joe Charlevoix from 7 & 4 News for passing this picture along to us.

2.2 inches of concrete snow 1 mile north of Wellston Skidway Lake area on the morning of February 24th, 2012.

West Branch area at 10am on the 24th of February, 2012. Mikado at 2:15 pm on the 24th of February, 2012.





For information on weather conditions across Michigan, visit the National Weather Service web pages from Grand Rapids, Detroit, and Marquette.


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