Snow Spinning Across Northern Great Lakes
UPDATED 9 AM CDT, May 8, 2010
UPDATED By WeatherBug Meteorologist, Dustin Devine
An unusual late-season snow is brushing the western Great Lakes this morning with more of the white stuff. A additional 1 to 4 inches will blanket the highest terrain away from the lakes before the storm wraps up later today.
The snow is falling from northern Minnesota into northern Wisconsin and Michigan`s Upper Peninsula this morning, swirling around a low pressure in central Michigan. Totals so far across Michigan`s Upper Peninsula have ranged from two to four inches, with 7.6 inches measured near Alberta, Mich.
Winter Weather Advisories
continue across Michigan's Upper Peninsula and northern Michigan, while a Winter Storm Warning
remains in effect for Marquette, Mich.
The snow could impact travel along the northern reaches of Interstate 75 as well as Routes 41 and 51 today.
This storm has a history of producing a swath of 2 to 8 inches of snow Friday from the Dakotas to northern Minnesota. Elgin, N.D., picked up 7.0 inches of snow, while Grand Rapids, Minn., received a blanket of 4.0 inches. Duluth, Minn., which typically has May snow once every three years, received 4.4 inches from this storm. Meanwhile, Rhinelander, Wis., accumulated 2.0 inches on grassy surfaces, and Bismarck, N.D., had a record 0.5 inches on Friday.
On top of the Great Lakes snow threat is the cold, dry Canadian air
emerging behind this storm, which could endanger sensitive outdoor vegetation Sunday morning from the Plains to the Upper Midwest as temperatures plummet close to the freezing mark.
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