Updated Season Snowfall Totals

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Tamarack in the U.P. has become the first location in Michigan to top 300″ for the winter.  Tamarack had 65″ of snow on the ground as of Fri. 3/1.  Up top, there are more season snowfall totals from the U.P.  Marquette is now 52.1″ ahead of average season snowfall-to-date. 

Other snow depth totals from Wed. AM in the U.P:  65″ at Painesdale, 61″ near Michigamme, 60″ at Agate Bay, 59″ at Deer Lake, 58″ near Calumet and at Dollar Bay, 55″ Champion and Clarksburg, 54″ at Mohawk and Grand Marais, 52″ at Kearsarge and Herman, 50″ at Marquette (airport) and at the Michigan Tech ski trail, 49″ Munising and Hancock, 48″ Covington, Greenland, Big Bay and Bergland Dam,46″ at Delaware.  Houghton had 42″ of snow on the ground, S.Ste Marie, Watton, Paulding, Three Lakes and Ishpeming had 41″ of snow on the ground…40″ at Watersmeet and Red Ridge, 39″ at Paradise, 38″ at Stambaugh, Jacobsville, Newberry and Keweenaw Bay, 37″ at Harvey, 36″ at Manistique, 35″ at Ontonagon, 34″ at Pelkie and downtown Houghton, 32″ at Ironwood, Chatham, Drummond Island and Gladstone, 31″ at Moran and Amasa, 29″ at Garden Corners, 27″ at Iron Mt., Norway, Green Garden and Rudyard, 26″ at Detour Village and Rapid River, 25″ at Escanaba.    Tues. AM it was 31 below zero at Amasa in the U.P. 

Some U.P. snowfall totals from the latest snowstorm:  Tamarack 29.7″, Three Lakes 28.5″, 26.5″ at Keweenaw Bay, 25.4″ at Calumet and 25.3″ at Hancock. 

These are snowfall totals from late Wednesday. Fremont, Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo are above average-to-date, while Muskegon and Holland are below average-to-date.  When we’ve had lake-effect, it’s been mostly with a strong west wind.  That has blown the heavier lake-effect snow inland to the US 131 corridor instead of right at the lakeshore. 

The cold pattern continues thru next week.  Temperatures from Sunday (3/3) to Wednesday (3/6) will be 15-20 degrees colder than average. 

Quick note…there is a lot of snow across N. Lower Michigan and the U.P.  With the cold air hanging on…little of this will melt thru the first couple weeks of March.  The potential is there for some signficant flooding if we were to get a sudden turnaround to warmer-than-average weather and rain…and as I’ve said before, there is also a chance we could set a record high water level on Lake Superior.  Water from Lake Superior feeds down the St. Mary’s River into Lakes Michigan/Huron and that will keep water levels in those lakes high through the summer.  Here’s of pics. on US 2 in the U.P. – some major roads hae been closed by drifts up to 10 ft. high

How’d you like to be behind this truck…the warmest temp. in the U.S. on Tue. was 91 at Falcon Lake TX and the coldest was -36 at Kabetogama MN…heavy rain in CreteSanta Rosa, California, has received 5.66” rain in 24 hours amid an atmospheric river-fueled storm, breaking the record for all-time wettest day since records began there in 1902.  dozens of motorists in need of rescue across northern California.  Record snowfall hammers Central Oregon; Biggest February snowstorm in 118 years.  Caribou ME has had 37 mornings below zero this winter. 

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