More cold weather is on the way
Written by Jesse Baroka on January 23, 2019
More cold weather is on the way to the Gogebic Range as a strong arctic cold front will sweep across the area Thursday. Look for periods of heavy lake effect snow across much of the Lake Superior snow belts, followed by northwest winds gusting to 25 to 40 mph and falling temperatures. As the arctic air flows into the area, snowflake size will become small and extremely effective at reducing visibility. Along with the blowing snow, frequent white-out conditions will become likely in the Lake Superior snow belts during the day Thursday. Across much of the west half of Upper Michigan, temperatures Thursday will fall to zero or below zero by late afternoon with wind chill readings down to 15 below to 25 below zero. Another surge of even colder air will arrive Saturday night with another surge of bitter cold air possible during the middle of next week.