Area gets 4-6 inches of new snow

The snow event that took place in Northeastern Michigan solidifies that the area will have a white Christmas.

According to the National Weather Service in Gaylord lake effect snow covered the region with more than a foot of snow along the Lake Huron shore line from Friday night through Sunday. Meteorologist Nick Schwartz said areas inland received about 4-6 inches of new snow, but the communities along US-23 saw significantly more. He said some areas in Alpena and Presque Isle have reported as much as a foot or more of snow, but there were no records broken, despite the large accumulation.

Schwartz said this week temperatures will remain cold and there is a chance of furries, although a large amount of snow isn’t expected. He said there is a chance for additional accumulation for the weekend however.

“There will be another clipper system moving in and the temperatures will be more to the season’s average of the low 20s,” Schwartz said. “Then another system will move in and there is a chance for more snow Thursday and Friday.

Schools throughout the state were closed on Monday, as road crews did its best to clear the streets and salt as temperatures dropped at or below zero.

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