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Saturday January 18th, 2020 - 4:05 pm

US National Weather Service Marquette Michigan

Expect slippery conditions and reduced visibility through tonight. Remember to use your low beam headlights. Widespread system snow will transition to lake effect snow for the northwest to north wind snow belts. Snow will be heavy at times tonight especially from Ironwood through the Porcupine Mountains. ... See MoreSee Less

Expect slippery conditions and reduced visibility through tonight. Remember to use your low beam headlights. Widespread system snow will transition to lake effect snow for the northwest to north wind snow belts. Snow will be heavy at times tonight especially from Ironwood through the Porcupine Mountains.

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2 S Baraga. At my 4PM reading, another 2 inches has fallen since noon. This gives me 6.8 inches so far. Light and wet snow falling currently. Temp at 28° with a high of 31°.

Saturday January 18th, 2020 - 4:00 pm

US National Weather Service Gaylord Michigan

Enjoying the snow at the office today! β„οΈπŸΏ ... See MoreSee Less

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It’s very beautiful.

Just beautiful! ❄️❄️❄️ Thank you as always for all of your updates! πŸ’―πŸ˜Ž

Those are some mighty big flakes !

Saturday January 18th, 2020 - 3:27 pm

Doppler 9&10 Weather Team

These are the snowfall totals as of this afternoon! For more details on what's to come, be sure to tune in with 9&10 Forecaster Samantha Jacques tonight at 6 and 11 pm!

*** Note that more snow is expected for the usual lake effect locations. Only drive if necessary and give yourself extra time! ****Here are your current snowfall totals as of 1:30 pm this afternoon! How much are you currently seeing?

*** Note that more snow is expected for the usual lake effect locations. Only drive if necessary and give yourself extra time! ****
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These are the snowfall totals as of this afternoon! For more details on whats to come, be sure to tune in with 9&10 Forecaster Samantha Jacques tonight at 6 and 11 pm! 

*** Note that more snow is expected for the usual lake effect locations. Only drive if necessary and give yourself extra time! ****

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In Thompsonville we got 11" inches

Thank you !

Got 10 in on my car Mt.Pleasant

My wonderful son Jesse Walton scraped snow of car thank you sweetheart

Got 7 ins in Wellston

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Saturday January 18th, 2020 - 2:14 pm

US National Weather Service Gaylord Michigan

******Updated snowfall totals for this afternoon & tonight******
The low pressure system will continue to strengthen slightly as it moves across Michigan through the afternoon. Accumulating snow will continue the rest of today, then we start to transition to lake effect overnight into Sunday morning.
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******Updated snowfall totals for this afternoon & tonight******
The low pressure system will continue to strengthen slightly as it moves across Michigan through the afternoon. Accumulating snow will continue the rest of today, then we start to transition to lake effect overnight into Sunday morning.

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I scrapped down to the hard packed previous on my walkway. Pretty protected right here so no drifting involved. Looks like a solid 6” here in Falmouth.

Lincoln, MI 1:30pm. Since midnight

Already have well over 6” in Interlochen.

We have about 6 inches maybe more of new snow in Alpena. It is beautiful!

We are in Lake Ann. We have about 8” on the ground. It is still snowing lightly! Lol

7 inches and still coming down hard near Lupton.

In Oscoda and pretty sure we've already surpassed the 2-3 inch mark

6” in interlochen

I just shoveled another 4-5”? Lake Ann

At least 4 in Gladwin

7 inches so far lk George Clare co

Just shoveled 8” off my deck in Northport. The snow is wet and heavy today.

We have around 6 inches and that's enough.

5.5 inches in lake Ann this morning at 10am

9 1/2 inches here

Spotter report: 8 inches since midnight on Crooked Lake... Lake City/Jennings area. Very wet and heavy snow.

9 inches 6 miles north of Harrisville

We have about 9 inches in Wolverine.

Around 6 ins Wellston still snowing

Kingsley checking in at 5 inches

Justin Van Dyke

Tim Elenz

Definitely can confirm the 4-6in for gaylord

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Saturday January 18th, 2020 - 1:47 pm

US National Weather Service Gaylord Michigan

A batch of very heavy snow just moved through the office and is headed northeast. Be safe out there! ... See MoreSee Less

A batch of very heavy snow just moved through the office and is headed northeast. Be safe out there!

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Must have some pretty big windows in your office πŸ€”

I think its here in Alcona county.

Do you think the weather will affect the 2230 flight into kinross?? My flight was cancelled yesterday and just really want to get home lol

Oh, you mean the stuff we're getting now, North of Sparr?

Teresa glad you didn’t go north.

So drive like you stole it?

Tim Elenz

Amber Frashier

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Saturday January 18th, 2020 - 1:22 pm

Doppler 9&10 Weather Team

Here is your satellite and radar as of 1:30 pm. A heavy band of snow is working its way from West to East. Expect reduced visibility and very snow moving roadways. Widespread snowfall will come to an end this evening with lake effect snow to follow. Stay tuned for more details. ... See MoreSee Less

Here is your satellite and radar as of 1:30 pm. A heavy band of snow is working its way from West to East. Expect reduced visibility and very snow moving roadways. Widespread snowfall will come to an end this evening with lake effect snow to follow. Stay tuned for more details.

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So pretty

Thanks for the up date!

Lots of snow here in middle Branch township

I’m in there just left of the interstate 75

I am in Harrison but work in Mcbain this evening what should i expect?

Falmouth I have 14 inches so far hope it end soon

Thanks for update

Rouhly 10 inches in harrison

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Saturday January 18th, 2020 - 10:42 am

US National Weather Service Gaylord Michigan

Any snow measurements in the eastern Upper Peninsula would be greatly appreciated! Thank you in advance! πŸ˜€ ... See MoreSee Less

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I75 by Kinross right behind a plow truck

We have about 5-6”? in Lake Ann overnight - but it’s still steadily snowing right now! 10:47 am. Suz

Still storming here, add another 1/2" or so!πŸ™„ 1:43

Maybe an inch so far in Kinross. Currently snowing with and east wind.

Maybe 2" on the ground in Kinross..very windy, drifting.

On US2 just west of St Ignace. There is so much blowing that it is hard to tell. I'd say at least 6 inches of new snow. Snowing hard now.

Too much in Alger I’d say 4 or so?

3-4" Oscoda (some drifting higher)

4 plus Lakes of the north

So this is what it looks like now in Lake Ann - 12:10 pm. Still snowing ...... plows just went by

Another 0.7 here in the SOO at 1PM since 10:30AM Total since 8:30AM 2.2

About 4-inches North Pickford twp. on Riverside Drive.

6" in Cedarville, 35 mi east of St. Ignace on Muscoe Rd. Still snowing and it is 12:19 PM.

From 8:30AM - 10:30AM 1.5 here in the SOO

SSM.....”Did it snow? I can’t really tell.” Snowing and blowing now, though.

1.5 off Marquette Street South, Sault Sainte Marie, MI 12:40pm

10" Indian river off M68

Maybe 2" on sugar island

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Saturday January 18th, 2020 - 9:13 am

Doppler 9&10 Weather Team

The dry slot of this low pressure system is creeping into the Western half of the Lower Peninsula and will give some areas a break from the snow but winds will continue to blow and drift the snow. More snow arrives on the backside of this system for Lake Michigan side. ... See MoreSee Less

The dry slot of this low pressure system is creeping into the Western half of the Lower Peninsula and will give some areas a break from the snow but winds will continue to blow and drift the snow. More snow arrives on the backside of this system for Lake Michigan side.

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Andrea Proctor

Think,6 ins is enough

The dry slot prevented us from getting much at all here in western Antrim County! But now the back side has kicked in!

Saturday January 18th, 2020 - 8:08 am

Doppler 9&10 Weather Team

Moderate to heavy snow continues out there this morning. The dry slot over Lake Michigan will continue to fill in with snow and all of Northern Michigan will continues with the snow and winds through early to mid afternoon. This evening we start to see lake effect. ... See MoreSee Less

Moderate to heavy snow continues out there this morning. The dry slot over Lake Michigan will continue to fill in with snow and all of Northern Michigan will continues with the snow and winds through early to mid afternoon. This evening we start to see lake effect.

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How much fun is that!!

Oh boy. Be careful everyone

So far we shoveled 4" of snow from the driveway, waiting on phase 2.

Come on that’s not a lot of snow lol

Saturday January 18th, 2020 - 7:34 am

Doppler 9&10 Weather Team

Winter Storm for Northern Michigan! Live updates and questions with Meteorologist Michael Stevens! ... See MoreSee Less

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What do you predict for conditions on Sunday morning 4 AM traveling from Kalamazoo to Thompsonville Michigan? If I have to make the trip would that be the best time for the weekend.

Will roads be better around 5 pm? We have a party to go to

How long will the lake effect last in the Petoskey area?

Looks like 4 inches in Grawn now. Sounds like a fun day😊

Good morning Michael! Thanks for the snow! Just what TUT needed in HL!

Good day to stay in with the kiddos and have some hot chocolate and blanket forts. Stay warm and safe everyone. Thanks Michael 😊

Kind of a normal day for January

Good morning ...thanks for the weather updates!!

How will the roads be in Petoskey later the afternoon

Great day for soup, movies, reading, crocheting, the list goes on!πŸ€—

Be kind and check on the elderly and ur neighbors

Thanks for coming on on Saturday!

Is there still a chance for rain/freezing rain/mix in central counties?

Up to 5” now just south of Big Rapids

I believe it’s sitting right over top of my house.

Thank you were in daytona beach sunny 70 have a awesome day

Good morning from Baldwin measured 5 inchs snow on deck

When will the rain be hitting GR? Have a little one that has to go to a visit down there.

Any chance you have super powers and make it summer and flowers blooming in the morning?

Time for breakfast for Buster!! be safe put there everyone!

Were tough we can handle it were from Michigan

Good morning Michael. Thank you for the updates.

Good morning !!! Bring on the snow

When will be the best time to clean up the snow?

Morning how much snow for grayling mi

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Saturday January 18th, 2020 - 7:14 am

US National Weather Service Marquette Michigan

Let us know what you're seeing today for snowfall totals! Try and include your best estimate for the duration of the snow and at what time the snow as measured, how much snow has fallen, and your approximate location in relation to the nearest city/town. Thank you in advance for your help, it's your reports that help provide ground truth to what is actually happening in your backyard!

Here are some tips when it comes to measuring snow! Always try to measure on a flat, hard surface such as a deck, driveway etc. Take multiple measurements to get a good estimate, and remember to avoid measuring snow within snow drifts! #906wx
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Let us know what youre seeing today for snowfall totals! Try and include your best estimate for the duration of the snow and at what time the snow as measured, how much snow has fallen, and your approximate location in relation to the nearest city/town. Thank you in advance for your help, its your reports that help provide ground truth to what is actually happening in your backyard!

Here are some tips when it comes to measuring snow! Always try to measure on a flat, hard surface such as a deck, driveway etc. Take multiple measurements to get a good estimate, and remember to avoid measuring snow within snow drifts! #906wx

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Guessing about 3" in Manistique so far. It's going to be hard to get an accurate measurement today.

Only 0.8" here as of 7:30AM, but it is starting to come down a little harder. 2 S Baraga.

Newberry proper, overnight till 0800 this morning. 0.25 to 0.5 inches of blown in from the south light fluffy snow. Snow might be going north as its going sideways at times.

Just started snowing at 7am, big flakes, heavy at first, now snowing steadily, medium fine, will update later. 6 milesN. Of Pine Stump Junction 1 mile S. Of Deer Park. β„οΈβ˜ƒοΈβ„οΈ

As of 7:55 CST I have 6 inches here 2 miles North of Menominee on River drive. Guessing it's been snowing about 12 hours. When I turned the porch light on around 9 there was about an inch

4.5”@ Painesdale@ 8am but it is snowing heavy now. 9: 50 am

We are near Halfway Village, about a mile off of 550. It was snowing lightly last night at 1 am when I went to bed. This measurement was taken at 1145 EST.

7 miles SW of Ishpeming (Ely Township).8:30am 3", snow total at 11:30am 6.5"... Snow total since Oct 78.5"

Here in Humboldt we have 6 -7 inches so far & still coming down. At least its fluffy stuff & no wind.

7” so far at Peavey

12:00 PM Update 2 S Baraga - 4 inches has fallen since my 8AM reading giving me a total so far of 4.8 inches. Still snowing, light to moderate with big fluffy flakes. No wind here, snow is falling straight down. Temp is at 28° and rising.

4.2" in Paulding started about 9:15pm last night, measured at 8:15am this morning,, still snowing

11" at noon in tamarack city

About 8 inches of snow in Manistique

My friend reports 11 inches at 1 PM in Marquette

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Saturday January 18th, 2020 - 6:32 am

US National Weather Service Marquette Michigan

⚠️ Use caution if out traveling today - widespread snow continues to fill in this morning, expect additional moderate to occasionally heavy snow through at least mid-day. As widespread snow winds down later this afternoon, lake-effect snow moves into the northwest and north wind snow belts as we progress through the evening and overnight hours.

There is some uncertainty across southwest Upper Michigan as to where the most robust lake-effect snow will develop, but locations around the Porcupine Mountains into Ironwood could pick up a foot of snow.
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⚠️ Use caution if out traveling today - widespread snow continues to fill in this morning, expect additional moderate to occasionally heavy snow through at least mid-day. As widespread snow winds down later this afternoon, lake-effect snow moves into the northwest and north wind snow belts as we progress through the evening and overnight hours. 

There is some uncertainty across southwest Upper Michigan as to where the most robust lake-effect snow will develop, but locations around the Porcupine Mountains into Ironwood could pick up a foot of snow.Image attachment

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Looks clear in Marquette and East. Right?

Stay safe everyone.

how are the roads / highways from ishpeming to m-28

Thank you for all your updates. Stay safe yourself threw all this !

What is the forcast for tomorrow? Im driving from south of the bridge to the keweenaw. Will the roads be passable?

6 miles WNW of Houghton, 4 inches had fallen up to daybreak (8am or so) and since then another 3.5 inches for 7.5 total. Still falling at about 1.5"/hour

Um you posted this 4 hours ago and according to the bottom picture it's not supposed to start till 7pm. I'm southwest of Ishpeming and I have 3"-4" inches in my driveway and its snowing good.🀷‍♂️

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Saturday January 18th, 2020 - 6:00 am

US National Weather Service Gaylord Michigan

******Outdated! Please see updated snowfall totals for Saturday afternoon/overnight posted at 2:15pm******As the low pressure moves across the state today, bringing moderate to, at times, heavy snow over northern Michigan. The low will leave the state this evening, and as it does, lake effect snow showers will continue downwind of Lake Michigan. ... See MoreSee Less

******Outdated! Please see updated snowfall totals for Saturday afternoon/overnight posted at 2:15pm******As the low pressure moves across the state today, bringing moderate to, at times, heavy snow over northern Michigan. The low will leave the state this evening, and as it does, lake effect snow showers will continue downwind of Lake Michigan.

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Meredith, 44.118481, -84.584620, Where I usually measure, on a huge tree stump, but in an area that catches the wind where some was probably blown away, it was 3.43". In a wide open area that was cleared late yesterday, without drifts, and measured in various places, it was right at 5.79" (use millimeters to measure). I have no exact measurement for the very heavy snowfall starting at 9:55 AM for about 20 minutes, at least 1/2", probably closer to 3/4". For that, I used my decorative snow gauge shown here to guesstimate the heavy snowfall stated above. There has been no snow cleared there since the snow started accumulating after the last total thaw, Still snowing light snow at this time.

From Julie: 3 inches (near as I can tell with the drifting) in Central Lake by 9am, and an inch and a half of that fell between 7:30am and 9am. Still snowing, but not as heavily now.

I'ld rather be warned for a foot of snow and only get 4 inches rather than be warned for 4 inches of snow and get a foot of snow. You all don't need to be apologizing to the public for an unpredictable Science.

Remember as a kid that it wasn't uncommon to get 6 to 12 inches of snow almost every day, that was back in the 1970's through early 1980's. Don't really see the snow like we used to see, and I grew up in Gaylord, considered the snowmelt region in northern lower peninsula of Michigan

We live in a very tough region to predict. No worries! I’d much rather have a heads-up to prepare just in case.

2" at 10:00 AM in Au Gres. Even coverage across driveway.

Enjoy the sound of silenceβ‡βœ΄βœ³

and they are escorting on the bridge

Think I will go back to bed. Wake me up when its over.

17” in Bear Lake.....Kalkaska πŸ‘

Heck ok by me staying in today and snacking all day.

Enjoy 😊

Good morning to all there snow 24 6 ins snow in Wellston..

And it begins hahahhahahahhahaha

It’s Winter! Period

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Friday January 17th, 2020 - 11:10 pm

Joe Charlevoix

Here is a look at timing on the snow through the weekend. Expect a steady snow through Saturday evening before that switches over to some lake effect snow Saturday night into Sunday morning. TOTAL snow accumulation this weekend on the order of 4-8" Friday night through Sunday afternoon across the region. ... See MoreSee Less

Friday January 17th, 2020 - 5:37 pm

US National Weather Service Marquette Michigan

Beginning tonight, we expect the first round of snow to move into the Upper Peninsula. This snow will move west to east through the evening and into tomorrow. Widespread 4-8 inches will be possible with higher amounts possible close to Lake Michigan, the Bay of Green Bay and in the Keweenaw. The second round starts tomorrow afternoon/evening, when the snow transitions to lake effect for the northwest wind snow belts. Snow will be heavy at times, especially in Gogebic and Ontonagon Counties. #906wx ... See MoreSee Less

Beginning tonight, we expect the first round of snow to move into the Upper Peninsula. This snow will move west to east through the evening and into tomorrow. Widespread 4-8 inches will be possible with higher amounts possible close to Lake Michigan, the Bay of Green Bay and in the Keweenaw. The second round starts tomorrow afternoon/evening, when the snow transitions to lake effect for the northwest wind snow belts. Snow will be heavy at times, especially in Gogebic and Ontonagon Counties. #906wx

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love ❀ it in the Keweenaw

love ❀ it in the Keweenaw

Looks like our forecast. Thanks a lot Jowwwee

Time to clean off the measurement platform so we can measure accurately.

Oh thats going to be a fun drive back from downstate to the keweenaw. . .

Bring it on! That theres white gold!

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Friday January 17th, 2020 - 6:42 am

US National Weather Service Marquette Michigan

Widespread snow will move in tonight from the southwest as a low pressure system lifts north from the Plains. Additional moisture from Lake Michigan and Lake Superior may provide enhanced totals along the Lake Michigan shoreline and across the Keweenaw. As the low pressure moves east of the area, the lake-effect machine will crank up and provide an additional round of accumulating snow across the NW wind snow belts through Sunday afternoon. #906wx ... See MoreSee Less

Widespread snow will move in tonight from the southwest as a low pressure system lifts north from the Plains. Additional moisture from Lake Michigan and Lake Superior may provide enhanced totals along the Lake Michigan shoreline and across the Keweenaw. As the low pressure moves east of the area, the lake-effect machine will crank up and provide an additional round of accumulating snow across the NW wind snow belts through Sunday afternoon. #906wx

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Michael Hejmej

Garden, Mi. 0647

Josie Ciara Celeste you guys need to leave immediately after work today

Austin Menghini Jared Menghini Devin Snellenberger Travis Rymer 😲

Chris Ebert Carl Ebert Eric Kell Phil Radzinski Max Prange

Arrgh!

Jordan Meek Austin Garcia

Lucky us.

How are the trails near gogibic, bergland, lk in the clouds area?

-2 at 530am on Stonington Peninsula

Was the winter storm watch cancelled

Eric Owen

-14 this am in Iron River

-17f at Peavey. Who cares about a little snow

Sorry I missed that. Nope just kidding.

Tracy Kahkonen

Josh Lechner

May not love it, exactly, and Thank You NWS Marquette for the heads ups!πŸ€£β˜ƒοΈβ„οΈβ˜ƒοΈπŸ€£

Looks like a lot more shoveling, snow lowering, and possible power outages. Let us know you are ok when you can. Sending love and snow removal energy❣❣❣❣

Eww No thank you!

Upgraded to a winter storm warning now....

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