12z GFS with a 982mb monster just north of MSP...the seasonal trend of monster GL's storms continues...
Awesome, and yeah, this storm cycling thru now with winter cold air is way stronger than the Oct version! I see MQT acknowledges my post about a pounding in store for Keweenaw peeps:
Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Marquette MI
541 AM EST Sun Dec 3 2017
Including the cities of Copper Harbor, Ontonagon, Houghton,
Hancock, L`Anse, Ironwood, Kenton, and Sidnaw
541 AM EST Sun Dec 3 2017 /441 AM CST Sun Dec 3 2017/
...HAZARDOUS TRAVEL MAY DEVELOP LATE MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY
NIGHT OVER WESTERN UPPER MICHIGAN...
A strong and deepening low pressure system tracking from western
Lake Superior to northern Ontario Monday night into Tuesday will
lead to very windy conditions beginning late Monday night across
western Upper Michigan. Gusts over 50 mph are possible. Winds this
strong could break tree limbs and lead to sporadic power outages.
Waves building as high as 15 to 20 feet on the west side of the
Keweenaw Peninsula late Monday night through Tuesday afternoon
could result in significant beach erosion and possible damage to
Cold air sweeping in behind the system will change rain to snow
late Monday night. Significant lake enhanced snow and blowing snow
is expected Tuesday into Tuesday night, especially over the
higher terrain of western Upper Michigan. The strong winds, heavy
snow and blowing snow could result in hazardous travel late Monday
night through Tuesday Night. The worst conditions, with potential
whiteouts at times, are expected on the Keweenaw Peninsula.
Those with travel plans over western Upper Michigan may need to
make adjustments to safely arrive on time. Stay tuned for updated
information from the Marquette National Weather Service.