Grand Rapids has had 9 consecutive days with some rain…8 days with measurable rain from the 11th to the 18th and a trace of rain on the 19th. We only had a trace of rain in G.R. from Oct. 1-10 and 2.45″ from the 11th to the 18th.
- Lower Michigan radar
MARQUETTE CITY POLICE REPORTED WATER SPLASHING ONTO LAKESHORE BLVD. ADJACENT TO LAKEVIEW ARENA BY PICNIC ROCKS. BUOYS IN THE NEARSHORE WATERS ADJACENT TO MARQUETTE ARE OBSERVED WAVES OF 10 TO 13 FEET. CITY OF MARQUETTE PUBLIC WORKS DEPT. HAD PREVIOUSLY CLOSED THE PICNIC ROCKS PARKING LOT EARLIER IN THE MORNING DUE TO HIGH WAVES. WIND GUSTS FROM THE NORTH WERE RECORDED AT AROUND 40 TO 45MPH AT THE COAST GUARD STATION IN MARQUETTE JUST TO THE SOUTHEAST."
The Marquette County Airport recorded 9.1″ of snow on Monday and another 9.0″ on Tuesday. Early Wed. AM they had 9″ of snow on the ground. Wednesday, Marquette had another inch of snow (19.1″ in 3 days) and they still had 8″ on the ground early Thu. AM Look at the snow near Ironwood.
The high temperature at Ironwood last Monday was just 31° – below freezing.
Snowfall: 14.3″ one mile west of Ironwood, 12″ at Snowriver Ski Area near Wakefield (Snowriver is about to introduce the U.P.’s first high speed detachable chairlift). 11.4″ Bergland Dam, 9″ Herman (tree branches breaking off due to the weight of the snow). Ishpeming also reported tree branches snapping off from the weight of the snow.
Other snow totals: 20.2″ at Three Lakes, 17.2″ was the final total at Champion, 16″ at Herman and 15.6″ at Mountain Lake.
HUGE waves on Lake Michigan. At 7:20 pm Mon, there was a steady wind at the South Haven Lighthouse was 48 mph with a peak gust of 54 mph.
The pic. above is the South Haven Beach shortly after sunset Monday evening. The waves were crashing over the piers.
At the South Haven buoy, the wind was a steady 33.5 mph with a peak gust of 47 mph. The peak wave height at 5:10 pm Mon. was 11.5 feet.