Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A Winter Storm Warning has been posted for the entire Upper Peninsula. The National Weather Service says the warning will be in effect for the entire region as of 4:00 o’clock this afternoon. Total snowfall of at least one foot is expected in most areas and close to two feet of snow may fall in the usual higher elevation snow belt areas of the U.P.
Snow is beginning this morning along the Wisconsin border and will spread over all of Upper Michigan this afternoon through tomorrow. Snow will be heavy at times with possible snowfall rates during the periods of heavier snow of over 1 inch per hour. Strong northeasterly winds will also lead to blowing and drifting snow. This storm is expected to severely impact travel over much of the region. Power outages may occur due to the heavy snow and strong winds. Those in remote areas should monitor forecasts very closely as this could become a dangerous situation.
Travel will become difficult due to heavy snow today. The afternoon commute today and both Tuesday commutes have the highest probability of being affected.
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