Copper Harbor Lighthouse

Copper Harbor Lighthouse

Friday, January 31, 2014

Snow Shots - January D

This is the final installment in the "Snow Shots" series. These photos were all taken on our property on January 9th.

This tree is bent over from the weight of the snow.

The temperature is back down to -9° right now, but it "feels like" -6°. That's better than it felt on Tuesday. There is one major advantage to being in the deep freeze so often for the last month or so. Lake Superior is 3/4's frozen over now, and there is the possibility that it could be completely frozen over this year - something that happens about once every 20 years! That ice cover obviously has a huge impact upon our Keweenaw snowfall, as so much of what we experience is lake effect snow that depends upon the warm water of Lake Superior for production. The snowflakes that are falling here lately are small in diameter, so the totals don't add up as quickly either. Thus, frigid temperatures aren't all bad!

All is well in the Keweenaw.

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