Snow in MN and Upper MichiganApril 26th, 2014 at 2:50 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
This is what Lutsen Mountains Ski Area looked like on Friday – better yet, check out the picture on their website. That’s a foot of new snow on April 25th! They’ve announced that they’ll be open into May for the first time ever! ESE of Gunflint Lake, they reported 13.5″ of new snow. 9.5″ fell at Silver Bay and they had 5″ of new snow at Copper Harbor MI. “Some of the customers that came in this morning live a mile and a half to two miles up Caribou and they were saying a lot of them had 15 to 18 inches of snow” said Owner of Clearview General Store in Lutsen, Gail Thompson.” The snow pushed the season snowfall in Duluth past last winter’s total into 3rd place all time with 130.2″. In Michigan, the most snow on the ground Friday was 26″ south of Grand Marais. They had 1.3″ of new snow. Mohawk added 2″ bringing their snow cover to 22″. South of Munising they have 16″ on the ground. Look at the snow at Calumet! On the other hand…S. Ste. Marie had just a trace of snow on the ground. That ended a stretch of over 5 months with continuous snow cover of 1″ or more (Nov. 23 thru Apr. 24). The least amount of snow on the ground in March in S. Ste. Marie was 25″. Here’s a look at Tahquamenon Falls April 9th and April 23rd.