Copper Harbor Lighthouse

Copper Harbor Lighthouse

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Up to 222

We had another 2" of fresh powder overnight. 

That brings us up to 222" - matching last year's season total. We still have a long way to go to beat the 340.5" we had in 2013-14 or the 390.4" recorded back in 1978-79. We won't come anywhere close to those totals this season. March and April can bring us a lot of snow, so we may still reach our seasonal average of 260" or so.

Our snowstick is measuring the depth in our yard at almost 36" again this morning.

The bad news is that we're in for some more crazy winter weather with an extended warm spell beginning tomorrow. Will we be slushbound again? Time will tell, but we're prepared with plenty of provisions.

Unfortunately, our gorgeous snow-flocked trees will be bare again.

The local snowmobile trails will surely be taking a hit for the next week, but there is the possibility of a substantial storm in the forecast for next weekend. We all have our hopes up for that since the 8th annual CopperDog 150/80 sled dog races will be held here on March 3-5, and we would like our trails to be in great shape for that. It's a lot of fun to watch and a great boost for local businesses.

All is well in the Keweenaw.

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