See Lake Superior Crazy Wind-Driven Waves: U.P. Wind Damage Already Reported – Power and cable outages, wrecks, ferry service down – But Hold on to your hats because its two-day storm – dangerous driving and much more to come – We have your important links – and a concise summary of expected snow and ice totals

U.P. Breaking News Bulletin: – Updated 8:11 p.m. ET Saturday 4-14-18

Thank you to a friend for this video: Upper Harbor Breakwater at Presque Isle – Lake Superior Crazy Wind-Driven Waves on 4-14-18 – plus below that the latest forecast now saying up to 19 inches in some areas

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Marquette MI
340 PM EDT Sat Apr 14 2018

MIZ010>012-151100-
/O.CON.KMQT.WS.W.0009.180415T0600Z-180416T0600Z/
Iron-Dickinson-Menominee-
Including the cities of Iron River, Iron Mountain, and Menominee
240 PM CDT Sat Apr 14 2018

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM SUNDAY TO
1 AM CDT MONDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy snow expected, with some mixed precipitation
  possible. Total snow accumulations of 12 to 16 inches and ice
  accumulations of a light glaze are expected.

* WHERE...Iron, Dickinson and Menominee Counties.

* WHEN...From 1 AM Sunday to 1 AM CDT Monday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on difficult travel conditions. Winds
  gusting as high as 35 mph will cause areas of blowing and
  drifting snow, sharply reducing visibilities at times.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow, sleet
and ice will make travel very hazardous or impossible.

&&

$$

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Marquette MI
340 PM EDT Sat Apr 14 2018

MIZ007-013-014-085-151100-
/O.CON.KMQT.WS.W.0009.180415T0600Z-180416T0600Z/
Luce-Delta-Southern Schoolcraft-Northern Schoolcraft-
Including the cities of Newberry, Escanaba, Gladstone,
Manistique, and Seney
340 PM EDT Sat Apr 14 2018

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM SUNDAY TO
2 AM EDT MONDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy snow expected, with some mixed precipitation
  possible. Total snow accumulations of 7 to 14 inches, with
  locally higher amounts possible. Ice accumulations of a light
  glaze are expected.

* WHERE...Luce, Delta, Southern Schoolcraft and Northern
  Schoolcraft Counties.

* WHEN...From 2 AM Sunday to 2 AM EDT Monday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on difficult travel conditions. Winds
  gusting as high as 35 mph will cause areas of blowing and
  drifting snow, sharply reducing visibilities at times.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow, sleet
and ice will make travel very hazardous or impossible.

&&

$$

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Marquette MI
340 PM EDT Sat Apr 14 2018

MIZ004>006-151100-
/O.CON.KMQT.WS.W.0009.180415T0600Z-180416T1200Z/
Baraga-Marquette-Alger-
Including the cities of L`Anse, Gwinn, Marquette, Grand Marais,
and Munising
340 PM EDT Sat Apr 14 2018

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM SUNDAY TO
8 AM EDT MONDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 10 to 19
  inches, with locally higher amounts expected, especially in the
  higher terrain.

* WHERE...Baraga, Marquette and Alger Counties.

* WHEN...From 2 AM Sunday to 8 AM EDT Monday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel will be very difficult to
  impossible. Winds gusting as high as 40 mph will cause areas of
  blowing and drifting snow, sharply reducing visibilities at
  times.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow, sleet
and ice will make travel very hazardous or impossible.

&&

$$

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Marquette MI
340 PM EDT Sat Apr 14 2018

MIZ001>003-009-084-151100-
/O.CON.KMQT.WS.W.0009.180415T0600Z-180416T1200Z/
Keweenaw-Ontonagon-Northern Houghton-Gogebic-Southern Houghton-
Including the cities of Copper Harbor, Ontonagon, Houghton,
Hancock, Ironwood, Kenton, and Sidnaw
340 PM EDT Sat Apr 14 2018 /240 PM CDT Sat Apr 14 2018/

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM EDT /1 AM
CDT/ SUNDAY TO 8 AM EDT /7 AM CDT/ MONDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy snow and blowing snow expected. Total snow
  accumulations of 14 to 19 inches, with locally higher amounts
  possible.

* WHERE...Keweenaw, Ontonagon, Northern Houghton, Gogebic and
  Southern Houghton Counties.

* WHEN...From 2 AM EDT /1 AM CDT/ Sunday to 8 AM EDT /7 AM CDT/
  Monday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel will be very difficult to
  impossible. Winds gusting as high as 40 mph will cause areas of
  blowing and drifting snow, sharply reducing visibilities at
  times.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Warning for snow and blowing snow means severe
winter weather conditions will make travel very hazardous or
impossible. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food,
and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.

&&

$$

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Update 1:50 p.m. ET Saturday

U.P. Breaking News Safety Advisory: Slippery ice at soon-to-open Marquette Meijer’s and everywhere, minor snowplow crash in Escanaba: 4-14-18 – 1:40 p.m.

Black ice and freezing rain warnings:
27-year-old pregnant woman was just taken by Marquette Township EMS ambulance to U.P. Health System – Marquette after she fell on her side at the Grocery Entrance of the new Meijer’s Store in Marquette Township, MI.

Meanwhile – cops hare been asked to make accident report in Escanaba, after a city plow and another truck nicked each other. Technically third gov. snowplow crash in past month.

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4-14-18 – 12:50 p.m. ET

Wind damage already reported – but hold on to your hats – because two day storm – much more to come – we have your important links – and a concise summary of expected snow and ice totals

International Bridge Cam Soo, MI.jpgU.P. wind damage just starting to come in – as cable and power outages reported in Houghton County area

Winter Storm Warning
Hazardous Weather Outlook
Gale Warning until April 16, 01:00 AM CDT
Heavy Freezing Spray Warning until April 14, 03:00 PM CDT
Lakeshore Flood Advisory in effect from April 14, 07:00 AM EDT until April 16, 12:00 AM EDT
snapshot

Upper Peninsula Summer’s Almost Here Snowstorm

By Greg Peterson
U.P. Breaking News
Owner, News Director
906-273-2433

(Upper Peninsula of Michigan) – Damages reports from the north, south, east and west ends of the Upper Peninsula, a wind-whipped snowstorm has causes significant power outages, sign ripped from ground, cable, wrecks and other issues in each corner of the U.P.

Very strong winds and a snowstorm are howling across the Upper Peninsula, causing ice issues on St. Mary’s River stopping some ferry service to eastern U.P. islands, ripped out a stop sign on the opposite side of the U.P. – and causes some power outages and trees down on power lines in Houghton plus deep snow is expected in some areas like Menominee where heavy snow turns to serious freezing rain on Sunday.

The 2018-2019 Lake Superior Shipping Season is underway and ships are hugging the north shore of Lake Superior (see graphic below).

*******Plus there is a heavy snow – show shovel heart attack danger warning – posted by the NWS in Negaunee Township (Scroll down to see photos and graphics).

Houghton CamMighty Mack CamHoughton Lift Bridge

The Neebis Island Ferry told Chippewa County 911 that they were down for a long time due to ice; not sure about other ferries.

Meanwhile on the opposite end of the U.P., Ironwood officials were called to a stop sign that was ripped out of the ground by the wind at the four-way stop intersection of McLeod Avenue and S. Lowell Street.

Numerous power and cable outages have been affecting Houghton County, as UPPCO told Houghton County 911 dispatchers that numerous reports of power problems have them busy across the Copper Country.

Before sunrise, Houghton Police were sent to the Delta Zeta Sorority at 1009 College Avenue in Houghton, MI.
The sorority has a unique warning system that blares if somehow the power is cut – as a loud alarm could be heard in the background when the police officer on scene radioed dispatchers at Houghton County 911.
The officer reported that homes on either side of the sorority house were also without power. Power lines have also been reported down in Sault Ste. Marie, MI.

  • In Menominee area, heavy snow late Saturday night and through Sunday with total snow accumulations from 10 to 14 inches. Afternoon/evening Sunday snow mixed with freezing rain leading to ice accumulations of up to one tenth of an inch

  • Total snow accumulations of 9 to 13 inches are expected, except 7 to 10 inches from Manistique to Newberry

  • In Dickinson and Iron counties Total snow accumulations of 10 to 14 inches are expected

  • In Marquette County, heavy snow expected with the heaviest snowfall occurring during the day Sunday. Total snow accumulations of 12 to 16 inches – greatest in the higher terrain from just south and west of Marquette into the Huron Mountains

  • In Keweenaw, Ontonagon, Northern Houghton, Gogebic and Southern Houghton counties – heavy snow and blowing snow with total snow accumulations of 9 to 13 inches are expected

Sat Storm Gale Flag GraphicNWS Map Storm WarningSat storm heavy snow shovel graphicSat storm graphicEagle Harbor 2Ontonagon camMarine TrafficShips at seaEagle Harbor

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