It's amazing how large of a role elevation has in these area. The low (~600' above sea level) areas in the snow belts still get nailed - but if you're also above 1,000-1,200 feet in elevation the difference is shocking. Since I've been here I've regularly seen snowfall totals of 8-10 inches in the low areas turn into 20+ inches just 400' higher. I assume the same can be said where you are in the Hurons. I was exploring between Ishpeming and L'anse and areas like Covington, Michigamme and north, get slammed when the lower elevations pick up just a relatively minor accumulation. I know it's obvious that elevation will play into totals, but it seems particularly striking here. Nothing like this happens in Maine...say between Farmington and Rangeley. Only other places I know of are the mountains of Vermont and the Tug Hill.
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