No major problems reported in fast-moving winter storm

Published: Feb. 8, 2019 at 10:16 AM EST
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Schools across Upper Michigan were delayed and closed again Friday, after a winter storm quickly moved through Thursday.

As of 10:00 a.m. Friday, the highest snowfall amount reported to the National Weather Service was 14.5 inches near Painsedale. Totals in the Marquette area ranged from 6 to 8 inches.

M-28 between Chocolay Township and Munising reopened at 10:00 a.m. Friday.

No widespread power outages were reported Thursday or Friday morning. Major power outages were feared in this storm because of low-hanging trees remaining from Monday's ice storm. Marquette County Emergency Management had four shelter locations on stand-by, but they never had to be opened.

Lake effect snow and blowing snow remain in the forecast Friday for the northwest wind snow belts of Lake Superior. There were periods of sunshine in the central U.P. Friday morning.

Now it will get colder. Wind chills will drop as low as 15 below to 25 below zero late Friday into Saturday morning. Another storm system could bring heavy snow to Upper Michigan Tuesday.