Severe Weather Alerts

Iron

Lake Effect Snow Warning:

Issued at: 3:12 am CST on November 27, 2014, expires at: 12:00 PM CST on November 27, 2014
  • ...Lake effect snow warning remains in effect until noon CST today...
  • location...Ashland and Iron counties...mainly along and near the Gogebic Range.
  • Timing...lake effect snow will gradually diminish through this morning.
  • Snow accumulations...Gile reported 13.5 inches of snow as of 1220 am early this morning. Northern parts of Ashland and Iron counties could see an additional 3 inches through this morning. Snowfall totals by early this afternoon should range from 9 to 16 inches in the state highways 13...17...and 169 areas near and between Marengo...Mellen...Upson...and Gurney. Little to no snow is expected over the rest of Ashland County and southern Iron County.
  • Winds/visibility...light northwest winds. Visibility could be less than one mile at times in the heavier snow bands.
  • Impacts...travel conditions will gradually improve this morning as the snow gradually diminishes. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A lake effect snow warning means significant amounts of lake- effect snow are forecast that will make travel very hazardous or impossible. Lake-effect snow showers typically align themselves in bands and will likely be intense enough to drop 1 to several inches of snow per hour for several hours. Visibilities vary greatly and can drop to zero within minutes. Travel is strongly discouraged. Commerce could be severely impacted. If you must travel...keep an extra flashlight...food...and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.

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