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Stormy Conditions Continue in the West; Wintry Weather to Intensify Through This Weekend In the Central and Eastern U.S.

An intense Pacific Storm will continue bringing heavy rain and flooding, strong and gusty winds, heavy snow in the mountains up to 6 feet. As the system shifts east, mountain snow will intensify in the Great Basin and Rockies. Another storm system will bring wintry conditions to the central U.S., spreading snow into the Mid-Atlantic, including the DC Metro area in time for the evening commute. Read More >

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NWS Marquette Aviation Forecast Program

    Weather forecasting for aviation is an extremely challenging and important aspect of the NWS mission. Aviation weather forecasts are used in planning and executing over 100,000 flights in the United States every day. The tremendous impact of weather conditions on takeoff and landing operations requires that forecasts always be as specific and timely as possible.

The primary duties of the aviation forecaster at NWS Marquette include:

  1. Maintaining a continuous weather watch across Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
  2. Issuing regularly scheduled aviation forecasts.
  3. Amending aviation forecasts in response to anticipated changes in meteorological conditions which may impact aviation.
 

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