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    Former 2 time great lakes/OH vally snowfall contest champion!

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    Higgins lake MI/south east MI

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  1. I’m concerned/thinking we’ll snap back to above average temps in December to balance out this cold November. I have absolutely no scientific proof to back up my thoughts other than seeing it happen in the past more times then not. I do recall Fall/winter of 2003-04 starting out kinda like this though in northern Michigan and never really warming up till Spring so who knows, maybe Winter will start early without a big flip back to above average temps. We’ll see in a few months.
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    November 8-10 Winter Weather/LES

    A hair over 2" so far here and still snowing lightly. Grass is covered and roads are slush/covered also. Kind of surprised, thought this heavier snow would have been a little west of here in the higher terrain above 1000', I'm a little over 800' here. Now I wish I would have put the plow in the 4 wheeler last weekend when I had a chance.
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    Winter 2018 Discussion

    2008-09 was the last really good winter snow fall wise across all of northern lower MI. It was also the last time we had over 100" in a season at our cabin. Our average is 90", the past 10 seasons we have averaged 70", 20" below normal while at home in southern lower MI we have been close to 20" above.
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    2017 - 2018 Winter Sports Thread

    Group of us heading up Friday north of Paradise for another weekend of ridding. Lots of snow up that way still and more to come it looks like.
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    Current Snow Pack and Depths

    About 5-6 inches around my area but you don't have to go that far south from here at all to get to bare ground. Looks like mid winter out there now and probably will for the weekend at least. Really looking forward to some warm dry weather.
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    Winter 2018-2019 Pre-Discussion

    Two seasons up there in the upper, swatten and shoving!
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    March 5-7 pos Storm

    About the same up here in northern St Clair county. Been a snowy season around these parts, 9th snow day of the school year for my kids.
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    2017 - 2018 Winter Sports Thread

    Just got back from a snowmobile back pack trip across the northern UP . In case anyone is looking for snow to play in there is plenty north of M28, 2-3 feet easy. Hard as a rock though for the most part. Getting in and out of towns for gas and food is getting tougher but I would bet the snow will be around up there for the rest of this month into early April. We'll head back up when the snow softens up or they get a good dumping of fresh.
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    2017 - 2018 Winter Sports Thread

    How was your ride up there? Also, how you liking that 1200 four stroke so far? My wife and I both had 1200's a few years back, she had a 09 GSX and I had a 2010 Renegade X. They were great trail sleds. Not the best for the kind of riding we mostly do now but hard to beat for big trail miles. My wife has a Renegade 900 now. The 900 is definitely slower top end but 0-70 feels about the same as the 1200's were. The 900 feels lighter also. A few of us ran up last Thursday night and rode form our place at Higgins up the east side to Mackinaw for lunch at the Key Hole and rode back the west side, big loop for the lower, 290 miles total in one day. I rode my wife's sled thinking the conditions might not be the best so I left my new sled back at the cabin. I should have rode my new one cause we had mostly good trails.
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    February 8th-11th Overrunning Event

    Agree, I feel you have to get north of M59 to be considered the northern burbs of metro Detroit. Most of the "northern burbs" like northern Oakland, Genesee, Lapeer and St Clair countys have a pretty deep snow pack right now. Flint to Port Huron has had a big snow season so far. Now if I could just borrow Snowfreaks magnet and take it up to northern lower for a while..........
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    2017 - 2018 Winter Sports Thread

    Really wish this storm we're getting down state would have hit up north, would have been a good jump start to start rebuilding the snow pack for outdoor fun up there. The areas north of M28 in the UP have snow but pretty much everyone with a sled has been heading up there this month and the trails are getting pounded. Hopefully Feb and March are better snow wise in more areas. My new sled still has 20% breakin left, pretty sad......
  12. Wow, that's pretty crazy, sounds like you guys should start getting some snow and cold back this week though......
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    Surprise snowstorm hits SE MI, N OH, ON

    This is pretty wild, we have between 3"-4" already on the ground here at my house in northern St Clair county. We had a heavy band go through a little bit ago with less then 1/2 mile vis. Now it's snowing lighter but still under 1 mile vis. Wonder how long before the schools are let out early.......
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    January 2018 Discussion

    I just figured you got your magnet back from the shop and fired it up finally.
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    January 2018 Discussion

    Wow, you guys have only been without snow cover down there for a week?Maybe Joger and I should start looking at snowmobiling down river by your area ha ha. I consider snow cover of 6" or more as something I can actually do something with as far as snowmobiling and cross country skiing, any less then that doesn't do anything for me personally.