60″ Snow Depth in MichiganMarch 20th, 2013 at 2:02 pm by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
Snow drift 13-feet high in Houghton Co. Michigan (from WLUC). Hoist Basin reports an average snow depth of 60″ (5 feet) this (Weds.) morning! Hoist Basin is west of Marquette. Check out the snowman cam at Krupp’s Resort, where they just had 18.5″ of new snow in 24 hours! Other snow depths this (Weds.) AM: 50″ Grand Marais, 45″ Atlantic Mine, 40″ Munising Airport, 39″ Marquette Airport, 29″ S. Ste. Marie and Newberry, 18″ Gaylord, 13″ Cadillac and Kalkaska, 12″ Traverse City (more east and west of TVC), 11″ Houghton Lake, 10″ Scottville, 4″ Rockford, 3″ Grand Rapids, Fremont, Grandville, 2″ Lansing, Muskegon, Ionia, Grand Ledge, Hastings, 1″ Big Rapids and Alma. This could be the best late season (late March/early April) skiing/snowmobiling ever in Michigan! It’ll be a little harder to find those Easter eggs in 60″ of snow! Good luck kids! Most of the country is feeling the chill. NAO (North Atlantic Oscillation) and AO (Arctic Oscillaction) VERY negative and may only moderate closer to average in early April. Right now, I’d say 70% chance April winds up cooler than average in the Great Lakes – for sure the first week of April. 120-Hour GFS accumulated snowfall gives the heaviest snow to Illinois, Indiana and Ohio. It was the 2nd coldest start to spring ever in Marquette with a high Weds. of 19.