This is the European model snow forecast for the U.P. with the higher elevations getting up to 5″ of snowfall. This would be wet, heavy snow and temps. would be near 32°, so the snow would compact and some would melt when it hit the ground. The most likely areas to see snow accumulations would be the higher hills in he Keweenaw Peninsula and the higher elevations from the Porcupine Mtns. to just west of Marquette. The most likely time for snow to accumulate would be tonight/Thursday AM. The Marquette NWS Wed. PM discussion said: “GIVEN THE TRENDS AND OBS, BEST GUESS SCENARIO IS 1″ TO 3″, WITH THE HIGHER END OF THOSE AMOUNTS FALLING IN THE HIGHER TERRAIN LOCATIONS. HOWEVER, IT IS POSSIBLE THAT IF TEMPS END UP COOLER THAN EXPECTED, HIGHER SNOW AMOUNTS WILL BE POSSIBLE.”
Here’s the Lake Superior satellite picture from Tue. PM. It shows there is still a little snow left on the ground along the spine (higher elevations) of the Keweenaw Peninsula and to the south of Houghton. There is still some ice in the NE corner of Thunder Bay and in Black Bay and Nipigon Bay.
Winter Storm Watches and Winter Weather Advisories are up for the Colorado Mountains, where up to 13″ of snow is expected. Breckenridge, Arapahoe Basin and Winter Park Ski Areas all remain open on a daily basis in Colorado.