Another snowstorm for the U.P.April 22nd, 2013 at 2:32 pm by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
Winter Storm Warnings are out for the Western U.P. and much of Minnesota for another 6-12″ of snow. Here’s U.P. snow cover as of this morning (4/22): 45″ Hoist Basin, 38″ Atlantic Mine, 35″ Big Bay, 30″ Twin Lakes and at the Marquette Airport, 29″ ten miles south of Grand Marais and two miles ESE of Houghton, 13″ Ironwood and 8″ Sault Ste. Marie. Snow from this system will move from N. Colorado across the Dakotas and through much of Central and Northern Minnesota. Here’s more on the cold and snowy April in the U.P. The snow depth at the Marquette airport yesterday of 32″ is by far the highest amount of snow they’ve ever had on this date. Second place is 18 inches. Season snowfall: Grand Rapids 65.8″, Kalamazoo 67.3″, Muskegon 98.6″, S. Ste. Marie 153.4″, Ontonagon 194.5″, Ironwood 198.4″, Munising 200.9″, Marquette 208.4″, Herman 263.7″, Twin Lakes 291.3″ (inc. 43.4″ in April). Check out the webcam there at Twin Lakes. Ski Brule, Mt. Bohemia (16″ in the last 72 hours and 304″ for the winter!) and Boyne Mt. (where they hope to have limited skiing on May 4th!) will be open this weekend. They’ll have fresh, groomed snow. Comment from U.P. skier on 4/20 at On The Snow: April 20!!!!! I’m running out of words! perfect day! was hitting walls of 3 to 4 feet of gitcheegumee perfection! WHOOOOOOBOY what a year!” For many northern Michigan resorts, it was either the latest they’ve stayed open and/or the longest they’ve stayed open during any season.