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December 06, 2013
quick note. I will do my best to try and update the snow cover maps this
weekend and then keep up with things next week. - John
air will continue to rule the roost across the region for today and the
weekend. This will keep most of the region dry, with the exceptions of LES
in spots across the UP and NW lower. An area of snow will also bring a
general 3-7” additional snow (with some isolated heavier totals) to the
far southern Midwest in the next 24 hours.
regards to the LES, as has been the case for the past 24 hours, the LES will
continue to be confined mainly to areas of the western UP from M-38 north,
although it is possible that areas just to the south of that could get into
the action from time to time. It also looks like some LES will swing into
areas of the eastern UP shoreline locations from Pictured Rocks to Paradise.
While the banding may not stay long in these eastern areas, it could come
down very heavily for at least several hours and a general 3-6” is
possible, with some 6”+ amounts possible as well.
areas in the west from around M-38, or perhaps a bit further up the road
towards Toivola north, the LES will continue at a pretty good clip today and
tomorrow, with a general 4-8” likely in most cases and some areas seeing
more than 8” in the next 24 hours. Right now indications are for the
heaviest banding to be focused from around Houghton/Hancock south to Toivola
or Twin Lakes through the day today and then the activity looks to slowly
start to shift north into the northern end of the Keweenaw as we go through
the day tomorrow and into tomorrow night. At least that’s the way it looks
LES will taper off for later Saturday night into early Sunday morning, with
a few more inches possible in the far northern Keweenaw early Sunday and
then the LES looks to end by later Sunday.
later Sunday into Monday, the potential for some system snows exists for
areas to the NW of a line from around St Louis to Detroit. Most amounts
would be in the 1-3” range with that activity, with a few isolated heavier
will be running below average in all areas through the weekend, with daytime
highs in just about all of the region below freezing, with some spots in the
far NW possibly staying below zero for daytime highs and highs across the
Northwoods in the single digits and teens.
then look to quiet down in most of the region for later Monday into Tuesday,
but LES will develop and holds the potential to bring moderate to heavy
totals to many of the traditional UP and western lower MI LES belts later
Monday into Tue-Wed of next week.
clipper then might drop south by the end of the week and produce some more
light system snows for the northern 1/3rd of the region, with
some LES behind it.
11-16 DAY OUTLOOK:
upper air pattern in this time frame now looks to flatten out, which will
cause temps to warm. At this point, it does not look like a thaw is in store
for the Northwoods, but the region would climb out of the deep freeze. There
could be a few weak to moderately strong disturbances that could bring some
light to moderate snows to the northern 1/3rd to ˝ of the region
from time to time as well.
no big storms seen, but snow retention should be good as we head towards the
Christmas holiday and there is opportunity for some fresh from time to time.