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Winter Storm Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GAYLORD MI
949 PM EST TUE FEB 9 2016

MIZ020-025-026-031-032-101100-
/O.CON.KAPX.WS.W.0007.000000T0000Z-160210T2300Z/
LEELANAU-BENZIE-GRAND TRAVERSE-MANISTEE-WEXFORD-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...NORTHPORT...FRANKFORT...TRAVERSE CITY...
MANISTEE...CADILLAC
949 PM EST TUE FEB 9 2016

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST
WEDNESDAY...

* LAKE EFFECT SNOW WILL CONTINUE TO INCREASE IN COVERAGE AND
  INTENSITY THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT HOURS.

* SNOWFALL RATES OF ONE TO TWO INCHES PER HOUR ARE EXPECTED
  WITHIN THE HEAVIEST LAKE EFFECT SNOW BANDS.

* SNOW RATIOS WILL AVERAGE 20:1...RESULTING IN A DRY SNOW WHICH
  WILL BE MORE LIKELY TO BLOW AROUND.

* TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 5 TO 10 INCHES ARE EXPECTED
  THROUGH THE DAY ON WEDNESDAY. LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS ARE
  POSSIBLE WHERE SNOW SHOWERS PERSIST THE LONGEST.

* EXPECT SIGNIFICANT REDUCTIONS IN VISIBILITY. WIND GUSTS OF 15
  TO 25 MPH WILL RESULT IN SUBSTANTIAL BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW.

* TRAVEL WILL BE DIFFICULT...INCLUDING DURING THE MORNING COMMUTE
  ON WEDNESDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA
FLASHLIGHT...FOOD...AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN
EMERGENCY. FOR THE LATEST ROAD CONDITIONS...GO TO THE MDOT
WEBSITE AT MICHIGAN.GOV.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GAYLORD MI
1039 PM EST TUE FEB 9 2016

LHZ345>349-LMZ323-341-342-344>346-LSZ321-322-MIZ008-015>036-041-
042-101200-
STRAITS OF MACKINAC WITHIN 5NM OF MACKINAC BRIDGE INCLUDING
MACKINAC ISLAND-ST IGNACE TO FALSE DETOUR CHANNEL-
5NM EAST OF MACKINAC BRIDGE TO PRESQUE ISLE LIGHT MI INCLUDING
BOIS BLANC ISLAND-
PRESQUE ISLE LIGHT TO STURGEON PT MI INCLUDING THUNDER BAY
NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY-STURGEON POINT TO ALABASTER MI-
GRAND TRAVERSE BAY SOUTH OF A LINE GRAND TRAVERSE LIGHT TO
NORWOOD MI-SEUL CHOIX POINT TO 5NM WEST OF MACKINAC BRIDGE-
NORWOOD MI TO 5NM WEST OF MACKINAC BRIDGE INCLUDING LITTLE
TRAVERSE BAY-SLEEPING BEAR POINT TO GRAND TRAVERSE LIGHT MI-
POINT BETSIE TO SLEEPING BEAR POINT MI-
MANISTEE TO POINT BETSIE MI-
WHITEFISH BAY (U.S. PORTION)/WHITEFISH POINT TO POINT IROQUOIS MI-
ST. MARYS RIVER POINT IROQUOIS TO E. POTAGANNISSING BAY-CHIPPEWA-
MACKINAC-EMMET-CHEBOYGAN-PRESQUE ISLE-CHARLEVOIX-LEELANAU-ANTRIM-
OTSEGO-MONTMORENCY-ALPENA-BENZIE-GRAND TRAVERSE-KALKASKA-CRAWFORD-
OSCODA-ALCONA-MANISTEE-WEXFORD-MISSAUKEE-ROSCOMMON-OGEMAW-IOSCO-
GLADWIN-ARENAC-
1039 PM EST TUE FEB 9 2016

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTHERN LOWER MICHIGAN...
EASTERN UPPER MICHIGAN...AND ADJACENT NEARSHORE WATERS OF LAKE
MICHIGAN...LAKE HURON AND LAKE SUPERIOR.

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT.

SIGNIFICANT LAKE EFFECT SNOW IS EXPECTED TONIGHT IN THE LAKE
MICHIGAN SNOW BELTS...NEAR AND SOUTH OF GRAND TRAVERSE BAY.
SUBSTANTIAL BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW IS ALSO EXPECTED. SEE ONGOING
WINTER STORM WARNINGS AND ADVISORIES FOR DETAILS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY.

ACCUMULATING LAKE EFFECT SNOW WILL CONTINUE WEDNESDAY AND
WEDNESDAY NIGHT OVER NORTHWEST LOWER MICHIGAN...ESPECIALLY NEAR
AND SOUTH OF GRAND TRAVERSE BAY. SUBSTANTIAL BLOWING AND DRIFTING
SNOW IS ALSO EXPECTED. SEE ONGOING WINTER STORM WARNINGS
AND ADVISORIES FOR DETAILS.

COLD AIR WILL BE IN PLACE WEDNESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY. THE COLDEST
WEATHER IS EXPECTED ON SATURDAY...WITH SINGLE DIGIT HIGH
TEMPERATURES. SUB-ZERO WIND CHILLS WILL BE COMMON.

COLD TEMPERATURES THROUGH THE REST OF THE WEEK MAY LEAD TO ICE
JAMMING ON AREA RIVERS.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REPORT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS AT ANY TIME.
REPORTS MAY BE MADE IN ANY OF THESE THREE WAYS:

ONLINE:   WEATHER.GOV/GAYLORD

FACEBOOK: FACEBOOK.COM/NWSGAYLORD

TWITTER:  TWITTER.COM/NWSGAYLORD

&&

FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT WEATHER.GOV/GAYLORD.

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AJS



Short Term Forecast

SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GAYLORD MI
1200 AM EST WED FEB 10 2016

MIZ026-100700-
GRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY...TRAVERSE CITY-
1200 AM EST WED FEB 10 2016

.NOW...
...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING...

AT  1 AM...AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW. OCCASIONAL SNOW SHOWERS.
TEMPERATURE 20. NORTH WINDS 15 MPH.
AT  3 AM...AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW. OCCASIONAL SNOW SHOWERS.
TEMPERATURE 18. NORTH WINDS 14 MPH.
AT  5 AM...AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW. SNOW SHOWERS. TEMPERATURE 17.
NORTH WINDS 14 MPH.
AT  7 AM...AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW. SNOW SHOWERS. TEMPERATURE 17.
NORTH WINDS 14 MPH.

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