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Another Round of Heavy Lake Effect Snow Ahead for the Great Lakes

13 Dec 2016, 3:14 pm

More heavy lake effect snow will starting up in the Great Lakes late tonight into tomorrow. The wind will be stronger with this round of snowfall. That will produce significant blowing and drifting snow in some areas, helped out by the deep, fluffy snowpack already on the ground from the big lake effect accumulations  this weekend.

Blizzard Warning

LIVE: Blizzard Warning hits portions of Upper Peninsula of Michigan. This out of Houghton, Michigan. Latest Updates: bit.ly/LiveWeather – Video: Michigan Technological University

Posted by WeatherNation on Tuesday, December 13, 2016

A Blizzard Warning has been issued for Isle Royale and the Keweenaw Peninsula of Upper Michigan where a foot of snow may fall, along with with near 40 mph wind gusts. For areas around Lake Erie and Ontario, Lake Effect Snow Warnings, Watches, and Advisories have been posted for the potential of 1 to 2 feet of snow and strong winds.

The snow will begin to pick up in intensity for areas around Lake Superior and Lake Michigan. Snowfall rates of 1 to 2 inches an hour are possible at times. A trough moving through the Northeast will produce snow showers into early Wednesday. The lake effect snow machine won’t kick in until Wednesday afternoon for Lake Erie and Lake Ontario.

Another wave of energy will move through the Great Lakes Wednesday evening and Thursday, re-enforcing the lake effect bands. The squalls will likely continue into Friday before weakening ahead of a strong low pressure center that will likely deposit more snow from the Plains into the Northeast this weekend.

For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels

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