If you look at February and March on my Snowfall Chart page, it's easy to see how the ice on Lake Superior has affected us by lessening our lake effect snows. Again, that's the biggest benefit of the frigid temperatures we've been experiencing since early January. We have had some warmer temperatures for a day or so at a time lately, so we've had a bit of melting. However, we haven't had enough melting to take Cocoa off the chain gang yet. She can still get over the stockade fencing (and she has somehow managed to wriggle her way out of her collar 3 times while on the chain gang).
Speaking of snow, the forecast calls for some significant accumulations beginning tomorrow morning through Wednesday night - not a short burst of heavy snow, but moderate snow over 36 hours. That reminded me of a YouTube video featuring our local weather guru, John Dee, and a local snow plow driver. I think it would be interesting to see a county driver tackle the roads in one of our huge snow plows, but this guy does residential and commercial work in a pickup truck. The video was shot last year, but you might enjoy it. Click on the following link:
All is well in the Keweenaw.