Despite being blasted by below zero temperatures and wind chills down to 30 or 40 below zero on Monday and Tuesday, it was business as usual for much of Manistique. The colder than normal temperatures were blamed on one of the coldest air masses to impact the upper Great Lakes in years, according to the National Weather Service Office in Marquette. Area schools were closed, but downtown Manistique was bustling, as seen above, despite the frigid conditions. While winds are expected to be less than 10 mph today, wind chills are still expected to fall to 20 to 35 below zero over much of the U.P. early today, according to NWS. Moderate snowfall and some freezing rain may affect the area on Friday, though temperatures are expected to warm up into the 30s.
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