Record Late Season Snow in the U.P.March 21st, 2013 at 12:17 pm by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
Snow continues to pile up in the U.P. Check these morning snow depth reports: Grand Marais (south of town) 62″ (15.7″ new snow – still snowing!), Hoist Basin (west of MQT) 60″, 48″ Twin Lakes, Munising 47″ (12.9″ new), 44″ Atlantic Mine, 42″ Bergland Dam, 41″ Tahquamenon Falls, 40″ Marquette Airport, 38″ Paradise, 35″ Newberry (8.2″ new), 30″ S. Ste Marie. In Lower Michigan: 20″ Gaylord, 15″ Kalkaska (4″ new), 14″ Traverse City, 11″ Houghton Lake, 10″ Scottville, 7″ Oshtemo, 5″ Alpena, 3″ Muskegon, Ionia, Hart, Fremont, Grandville, 2″ Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Hastings, 1″ Lansing, Alma, Big Rapids. Ski conditions at area resorts are about as good as it gets in March. Snow maching/snowmobiles can go around or north of U.S. 10 to find mid-winter riding. Be careful, but there are still placs where you can get some ice fishing in. (pic. of Curtis MI courtesy of the Marquette NWS and TV 7 & 4). The cold, snowy pattern continues. Winter Storm Warnings down to Arkansas with snow showers likely into northern Mississippi! Also: Michigan State rocks! Severe Storms likely along the Gulf of Mexico Saturday. Only 12 tornadoes in the U.S. this month so far. Record low? 154 tornadoes and 43 fatalities in March 2012. Arctic Oscillation, which is about as low (negative) as it gets right now (blocking forcing cold air down into the U.S.), forecast to ease back closer to neutral (but still a little negative) in mid-April…so not real warm, but certainly not as cold as the pattern we have now. Detroit area feelin’ the chill.