Rapid Snowmelt/Flooding in U.P.

April 28th, 2013 at 4:00 pm by under Bill's Blog, Weather

Peshekee River   This is the Peshekee River in the U.P. (image from NWS Marquette).  There is still ice in the river and lots of snow on the ground.   Temperatures hit the 60s (even a couple of low 70s) in the U.P. over the weekend.  In many areas it was the first time it was this warm since October.  The warm air and sunshine started a rapid and rather late snowmelt that has triggered flood warnings and a Civil Emergency Message/EAS Alert, “…ASKING RESIDENTS TO SEEK HOUSING AWAY FROM THE STURGEON RIVER NOW…”  At 3 PM Sunday, the temperature at Munising was 71.  They started the day with 22″ of snow on the ground!  Other snow totals this AM:  24″ just ESE of Houghton, 22″ Twin Lakes, 21″ at the Marquette Airport and 6″ at Ironwood (where they hit 67 yesterday and are in the mid-upper 60s again today).  Places with even deeper snow cover lake Big Bay and Hoist Basin didn’t report this AM.  The late season snow cover has meant an extended ski season.  Check out the pics. from Ski Brule, where they say “Unbelievable!  Only word to describe conditions and being open for skiing and snowboarding on April 27.  Not just open, but 11 of 17 trails open on the front side of the mountain.  It seems like just yesterday I said “ SKI BRULE IS OPEN FOR 2012/13″ but it was November 2 .. one more week and it will be 6 months of snow!  Been wishing for a season like the one we are having!

Also, Wesloco, Texas had 1.87″ of rain from Jan. 1 thru this morning.  This afternoon they had 2.24″ of rain in 2 hours.  Laredo had more rain in 6 hours than they have had total up to today since 1/1.

24 Responses to “Rapid Snowmelt/Flooding in U.P.”

  1. DF (SE Mich) says:

    It has been raining all day on this side of the state.

    1. Mike M. says:

      Thanks for sharing, Mr. Buzzkill! :)

      1. DF (SE Mich) says:

        I point it out for all those go continually forget the new is the same as the old :)

        1. DF (SE Mich) says:


  2. cbm says:

    Great more flooding maybe people from here will drive up there to to take pictures and put them on face book while real folks suffer.

    1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

      fixxxer Junior!

      1. michael g (SE GR) says:

        Self pity at it’s finest.

        1. michael g (SE GR) says:

          Love the use of the word “folks” too.

      2. Mark (East Lansing) says:

        Minus the Junior. Mmm….

      3. Clarence says:

        There is no fixing of people like miserable CBM. he probably has had enough of the forecasts that will drown us all. Id say look to God but I did and it rained in my face.

        1. Ryan (Algoma) says:

          It’s not raining anymore, today anyway. How’s a forecast going to drown someone?

    2. DF (SE Mich) says:

      Real folks in flood plains… Got it.

    3. Clarence says:

      My son said Facebook is all good, but really was looking for sex on it. Troubles after troubles in our lives.

      1. TomKap (Michigan St. & Fuller) Grand Rapids says:

        Have him try therapy.

      2. Jack says:

        Clarence Try This Person onFaceBook……..Cue: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C__CgQlaykI. ;-) ….. LOLaaa..

    4. mart (gr) says:

      aw such a shame people would want to photograph nature

  3. Deb says:

    Heading up to the UP Next weekend. I sure hope we don’t see any snow.

  4. Tyler (Escanaba) says:

    No snow at all in Escanaba. Our grass is starting to turn green. But there is a chance of snow later this week for all of Upper Michigan but mostly a rain snow mix down here. Southern Wisconsin could even see snow accumulation into Northwest Iowa later this week.

    1. Jack says:

      Lots of Snow, In Canada ….Per My Sister- In- Law ! They can Keep It. ;-)

  5. Tyler (Escanaba) says:

    16 inches left in Marquette National weather service.

  6. Tyler (Escanaba) says:

    16 inches left in Marquette National weather service.

  7. jwcody says:

    Just finished kayaking from michigamme river in republic.

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