Winter storm warning issued for southeast Michigan; one foot of snow expected by late Thursday

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Posted by The Huron Hub | Feb. 1, 2022

A previously issued winter storm watch has been upgraded to a winter storm warning from the National Weather Service.

When it’s all said and done, all of southeast Michigan will be buried under about one foot of snow by late Thursday.

Here is the entire winter storm warning that was issued:

Winter Storm Warning
for Wayne County

Issued by National Weather Service
Detroit, MI
12:19 PM EST Tue, Feb 1, 2022

…WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM WEDNESDAY TO 10 PM EST THURSDAY…

  • WHAT…Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 11 to 15 inches.
  • WHERE…Washtenaw, Wayne, Lenawee and Monroe Counties.
  • WHEN…From 6 AM Wednesday to 10 PM EST Thursday.
  • IMPACTS…Travel could be very difficult to impossible. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute.
  • ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Rain is expected to change over to snow during the mid morning hours on Wednesday, with snow then increasing in coverage. Prolonged snowfall will then persist through the remainder of the day, likely continuing well into Thursday. For Wednesday, snowfall rates on the order of a half inch to three quarters of an inch are expected, with possible rates up to an inch per hour at times. A decrease in snow rates or even a brief lull in snow coverage is possible after Midnight, with an uptick in rates and coverage then expected again starting late Thursday morning into Thursday afternoon. Gusty winds from the north also may contribute to blowing snow and reductions to visibilities by Wednesday afternoon. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Significant impacts to travel are expected. Unplowed roads are likely to become impassable over many areas. Additionally, wind chills drop into the single digits by Thursday morning and negative single digits by Friday morning. Plan now to make any needed travel changes to avoid travel during this time. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.


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