Heavy Snow hits U.P.March 11th, 2013 at 2:05 pm by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
Ice Ridge by Lake Superior (pic. from MQT NWS). Parts of the U.P. has been hit by heavy snowfall. At the Marquette National Weather Office, they reports 12.9″ of new snow, with 37″ on the ground. Hoist Basin had 11.3″ with 45″ of new snow on the ground now. Munising has 38″ of snow on the ground and Herman checks in with 40″ on the ground. Here’s the webcam from Twin Lakes – looks like they have a little over 3 feet on the ground. Here’s more morning reports of snow cover: 24″ S. Ste Marie, 12″ Gaylord, 7″ Traverse City and Houghton Lake and 1″ at Muskegon and Hart. The NWS reports that 34.5% of the Lower 48 states has a snow cover this Monday AM (3/11) with an average depth of 5.6″. This ties for the greatest extent of snow cover on any March 11 going back thru the 10 years I have records for. Also, an unusual late season snow storm hit northern Mexico. Twenty-five municipalities were under a State of Emergency. And..look what the GFS is forecasting for the evening of 3/19. And…go here and look at the 192-hour European model! The Euro. has a 1060 mb high pressure center over NW Hudson Bay. The FIM has a decent storm, too – though more rain than snow for us and a chance of thunder.