First snowman made in Michigan, more than 7 inches of snow has fallen in some areas

The sea effects have dropped overnight across Michigan’s sea effect snow bands. There was enough snow falling for the making of what was probably Michigan’s first snowman of the season.


The first snowman of the season at the National Weather Service in Gaylord, MI. (Photo provided by National Weather Service, Gaylord)

The heaviest snow has fallen right on Lake Superior in the western half of the Upper Peninsula. From kl. At 8 in the morning, the heaviest snow report comes from Watton in Baraga County, with 7.7 inches of snow. Three Lakes in Baraga County, has 6.9 inches of new snow. Pine Stump Junction in Luce County has 6 inches of snow piled up now. An electricity cooperative reports 500 homes without electricity due to heavy snow weighing on power lines.

Accumulating snow has also covered some of northwestern Lower Michigan this morning. Vanderbilt, in Otsego County, reports the highest amount of snow in Lower Michigan, with 3.5 inches of snow. Elmira has 2.5 inches. Sault Ste. Marie and Gaylord have 2.1 inches of new snow.

The situation with the lake effect continues into Thursday. You will encounter your first winter driving conditions if you are heading north on I-75 to the Mackinac Bridge.


Winter weather advice in the purple shaded counties.

The above advice on winter weather is officially valid until kl. 14.00 this afternoon. The same area is likely to have occasional notices of winter weather until Thursday.

More snow is on its way to the same sea power snowmobile areas of Lower Michigan and the Upper Peninsula.

snow forecast

Here is the extra snow forecast from the National Weather Service at. 11.00 Tuesday to kl. 14.00 Thursday.

Another 4 to 6 inches of snow is likely between Gaylord, Mancelona and Kalkaska in Lower Michigan. There may be one or 2 inches of snow in the higher elevations outside Traverse City and in the high places of Benzie County, Leelanau County and Manistee County. There may even be slight accumulations of less than an inch south along the western side of the state, including near Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo.

Short injections of the sea effects could blow east of Saginaw Bay and into Huron County. There may be an empty snow in eastern Huron County.

The eastern UP and the extreme western UP may have an additional 3 to 6 inches of snow in the next two days.

The cold air builds up at the border between the United States and Canada. Although we have a warm-up next week, I do not think it will be a late start to the winter this year. That notion is precisely based on the fact that the winter cold air is close. Some years we do not see this level of cold build up until early December.

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