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    Huron Mtns/ Northern Marquette County
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    SNOW, nature, animals, peace

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  1. weatherbo

    April 2019 Discussion

    Yeah... I call it ma' nature's 100% all-natural population control. It's nice and peaceful here. Even with a lackluster finish, this was a great winter by any standard, imo... snow, ice, depth, cold, longevity. It's weird how living in a snowy climate changes your perspective. Winter can go in peace. Knowing 100% the snow is coming back without fail, somehow allows me to enjoy the spring and summer months that much more.
  2. weatherbo

    April 2019 Discussion

    Despite 2.4" of rain since Thursday, and hitting 60 degrees Saturday for the first time since October 4th (a record stretch of 198 days at MQT), winter's grip is still slow to loosen deep in the north woods of Superior. Snow has now been on the ground pretty much 6 months now and the first flakes of the season flew September 29th, just short of 7 months ago. Amazing climate! 36 with rain and fog this morning. Another 1.5-2" in the forecast with a flood watch and advisory already in effect... will struggle to reach 40 with deep upslope/onshore ne flow. Around my place this morning... a good book by the fire kinda day
  3. weatherbo

    April 2019 Discussion

    The northern lakes area has been fairly system deficient for a while (prior to this winter). Nice ones from time to time, like this time last April where 2.5' fell here, but as a whole if you weren't in a lake effect sweet spot, winter's haven't been that great... extended thaws the past couple winter's too. This winter, like you said, most of the UP had lake belt depths, and lake belt depths started looking like mountain depths. Hard to forgive the 8" in March, tho. I mean, I could change my grade to an A- maybe, but it's the equivalent of acing the whole school year, then skipping the exam.
  4. weatherbo

    April 2019 Discussion

    Thx! I'd rate it a B+. Will end up slightly above average in snow (around 275"), with the majority this year from very wet systems, much denser than the average 18:1 ratio seen here in winter. That allowed for the huge 5-6' snow depths seen in spots of the Huron's and the Keweenaw. That along with seeing the most ferocious blizzard I have ever witnessed in February and also receiving over 100" the same month, helped offset the boring month of March where only 8" fell. Also there was basically no thaw all winter. Can't ask for much more than that.
  5. weatherbo

    April 2019 Discussion

    Getting missed by the storm to the south and east yesterday did not hurt my feelings one bit, all it provided here was a cold day in the mid-30's with a blustery northeast wind off the lake- too cold to feel much like "spring". Temps this week should be in the mid-40's to near 50 with nighttime temps falling to near freezing, along with a nice soaking rainstorm mid-week, should continue to melt off the seasonal snowpack. Lakes still frozen over but that's likely to change this week in a few spots. This weekend ice fishing on the Dead River Basin a few miles south of here, ice was still 13-15" thick. Creeks and waterfalls all running high. The snow this time of the year always starts to feel unnatural to me. It's just way too bright. Bug and skeeter season just around the corner.
  6. weatherbo

    April 2019 Discussion

    Spring is in the air. I've seen the first geese since late autumn this week, it's rained... even thundered a little. The snow continues to shrink. From what I can tell and have heard, the deer herd here in the N UP took a bad hit this winter. They were just rebounding too. I've come across a couple of last years fawns dead and partially eaten. The snow was just too deep I think. Waiting on spring to take hold (with a blizzard looming possibly). For anyone interested, snow is 25-30" deep. Very solid and dense but starting to warm up more.
  7. weatherbo

    March 2019 Discussion

    Winter snapping back today. 19 degrees with moderate to at times heavy snow showers with 35 mph wind gusts. Been spoiled lately with mild, benign weather. I’d argue there’s still some winter left here in the north. Glacier snowpack not budging.
  8. weatherbo

    March 2019 Discussion

    It's still deep... 35-40" otg with much deeper piles around. So far a very slow and gradual melt, above freezing during most days and very cold at night still. The strong south sun feels very nice this time of the year before the leaf-out shades everything up. Warms the house enough during the day to give my waning firewood supply a break. Will most likely have snow into May again this year. pics from today
  9. weatherbo

    March 2019 Discussion

    Setting yourself up for disappointment Pretty cool pic of the remaining snow pack this afternoon. You can see the many layers from all the different snows. Why is this sad for me??
  10. weatherbo

    March 2019 Discussion

    I thought your depth was around 65" in early March. It must have settled down to around 55" during the past week, even with temps below freezing? Depth did peak after the blizzard around 65" or a tad higher, but for the past 3 weeks only 7-8" has fallen. The snow pack had settled into the middle 50's on average before the thaw started on the 12th. Freezing or not, the strong March sun can still chip away at the snow... especially when it's still powder. This pic on the 24th was probably peak depth here of 65"+. Very hard to maintain deep depths like that when the snow doesn't keep falling. Think about all that weight!
  11. weatherbo

    March 2019 Discussion

    Temp has made it to 43 degrees so far today... it's been above freezing for around 50 hours now. Snow pack is a mess! Lots of debris from the blizzard once covered up with snow is now very visible. Lots of standing water around, just waiting to freeze up later tonight, along with a few inches of fresh snow as well. With the rain and melt, then the hard freeze up the next couple days, this is when the snow pack will toughen up and become more thaw resistant. Up until recently, there really hasn't been a thaw here this winter. One average, snow depth is between 42-45" this afternoon. Lost a good 10".
  12. weatherbo

    March 2019 Discussion

    It was a beautiful day earlier! High was 44 this afternoon, but with low clouds and fog developing now, shouldn't get any warmer. Like most of the nw part of the sub, a flood watch is in effect here too. With the warm up and rain expected, trying to pull as much snow away from the house to keep melt from refreezing along the foundation. massive snow pack... I'm 6'2.
  13. weatherbo

    March 2019 Discussion

    There's an incredibly deep and dense snow pack in place here in the Huron's and the Keweenaw I don't think most people can imagine... the water content is 15-18" through this area (added another .5" today). There's been over 50" on the ground here for nearly a month now and at times well over 60". This pic I got from a fb friend was taken at a camp just north of me on the Yellow Dog plains... this is an area Jonger would have went through the night he became stranded. I have no idea when the snow will be gone this year. Some roads are still not much more than one lane through a few areas and if you meet another vehicle, you risk getting stuck.
  14. weatherbo

    March 2019 Discussion

    Except it isn't cushiony at all, it's packed like rock. I can walk on it. I can't explain why I'm here. An inner desire/call of the wild type thing, I guess. It's more than just snow. Low this morning was -22 here at the house. Considering it's March, this has some grit.
  15. weatherbo

    March 2019 Discussion

    Only in the single digits today with wind chills below zero all day even with full sun. Still clearing snow
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