The pic. above is a screen grab from one of the Michigan Tech webcams at Houghton in Upper Michigan. This was Saturday Oct. 17. Up to 6″ of snow fell in the U.P. With temperatures at or above freezing, much of the snow melted on the roads as it fell. Here’s some snow totals:
Marquette had 1.6″. As of midnight the 19th/20th – Marquette has had 8 days this month with at least a trace of snow and 4 days with measureable snow. More snow is on the way for the Western U.P. The first 19 days of October were 3.5° colder than average in Marquette. They were 1.7 deg. colder than average in September.
This pic. shows the snow Sat. AM (Oct. 17) on US 2 west of Iron River MI. he snow was clinging to the trees, but melting on the road. Note that the deciduous trees are pretty much all barren.
This was the Houghton High School football game – note the piles of snow around the field. Houghton did win the game 15-13.