Marquette and vicinity: Today, bitterly cold. Numerous snow showers in the morning, then scattered snow showers in the afternoon. Mostly cloudy. Snow accumulation up to 1 inch. Highs around 3 above. North winds 10 to 15 mph becoming northwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of snow 70 percent. Wind chill readings to 25 below zero. Tonight, bitterly cold. Scattered snow showers in the evening, then isolated snow showers overnight. Mostly clear. Lows around 17 below inland to around 8 below at the shore. West winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 50 percent.
Extended forecast: Friday, warmer, sunny. Highs around 16. Inland, southwest winds 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the afternoon. Near the shore, southwest winds 10 to 15 mph becoming south 10 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Friday night, mostly clear in the evening, then mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of snow overnight. Patchy blowing snow. Lows around 6 above inland to around 14 at the shore. South winds 10 to 20 mph inland, except south 20 to 25 mph near the shore. Saturday, warmer. Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of snow. Highs around 30. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph. Saturday night and Sunday, colder. Mostly cloudy. Lows around 7 above. Highs around 18. Sunday night, mostly cloudy. Lows around 1 below inland to around 6 above at the shore. Washington’s birthday, mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of snow. Highs around 23. Monday night, cloudy with a 40 percent chance of snow. Lows around 7 above inland to around 13 at the shore. Tuesday, cloudy with a 50 percent chance of snow. Highs around 21. Tuesday night, mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of snow. Lows around 3 above. Wednesday, a 30 percent chance of snow showers in the morning. Mostly cloudy. Highs around 19.
Lake Superior: Small craft advisory in effect until 1 p.m. est this afternoon. Early this morning, north wind 15 to 20 knots with gusts up to 30 knots. Mostly cloudy with isolated snow showers. Heavy freezing spray. Waves 3 to 5 feet occasionally to 7 feet. Today, north wind 10 to 20 knots becoming 10 to 15 knots by mid afternoon. Gusts up to 29 knots. Mostly cloudy. Heavy freezing spray early. Isolated snow showers. Waves subsiding to 1 to 2 feet. Tonight, northwest wind 10 to 15 knots backing west by midnight. Gusts up to 22 knots. Mostly clear. Isolated snow showers in the evening. Waves 1 to 2 feet. Friday, west wind 10 to 15 knots backing southwest 10 to 20 knots in the afternoon. Sunny. Waves building to 2 to 4 feet. Friday night, southwest wind up to 30 knots with gale force gusts up to 39 knots. Mostly clear in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Freezing spray through the night. Waves building to 8 to 11 feet occasionally to 14 feet.
Temperatures: The average temperature Wednesday at the National Weather Service office in Negaunee Township was 17 degrees, 2 degrees above normal. The high Wednesday was 29 degrees and the overnight low was 5 degrees.
Precipitation: Wednesday, .08 inches. Year to date,3.73 inches. Normal to date, 3.28 inches.
Snowfall: 1.3 inches. Season to date, 144.4 inches. Normal to date, 1.2 inches.
Sunset: 6:12 this evening.
Sunrise: 7:56 a.m. Friday