Okay, So How Much Snow Does Michigan's UP Get?

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Okay, So How Much Snow Does Michigan's UP Get?

Postby ricky racer » Fri Sep 17, 2021 7:15 pm

We passed this sign on our way to Copper Harbor, Michigan today. Yikes!!

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Re: Okay, So How Much Snow Does Michigan's UP Get?

Postby Bob McCarty » Fri Sep 17, 2021 7:37 pm

Ricky, I want to see the picture where your wife is standing on the snow and pointing to the top of the sign. :D
Where I was stationed in Northern Japan (Misawa), the average snowfall was 210". We had to shovel off the roofs to prevent collapse and soon couldn't see out of the first floor windows.
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Re: Okay, So How Much Snow Does Michigan's UP Get?

Postby ricky racer » Fri Sep 17, 2021 7:57 pm

Bob McCarty wrote: Where I was stationed in Northern Japan (Misawa), the average snowfall was 210". We had to shovel off the roofs to prevent collapse and soon couldn't see out of the first floor windows.


Amateurs.... :lol:
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Re: Okay, So How Much Snow Does Michigan's UP Get?

Postby v w » Sat Sep 18, 2021 8:13 am

More than we get. The UP also does not get the periods of melting like what we do so it just waits for spring. I was a passenger in a Beech Debonaire landing in Marquette when everything just disappeared because the runway was a trench. Vern

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Re: Okay, So How Much Snow Does Michigan's UP Get?

Postby Peter Person » Sat Sep 18, 2021 11:53 am

Yup that’s a lot of snow!
Most we had in one season was 115” during the 1995-1996 winter.
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Re: Okay, So How Much Snow Does Michigan's UP Get?

Postby Bill Hudson » Sat Sep 18, 2021 2:58 pm

Jo and I were going up to Crater Lake in October. It started to snow as we were going up into the mountains. By the time we got to the visitors center there was 6 to 8 inches on the ground. We were advised not to go up to the lake because the snow falling would obscure any view. Jo asked how many inches of snow they got in a year. The ranger paused for a few seconds (mentally converting feet to inches) before responding "540 inches." No need to do the math - that is 45 feet!

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Re: Okay, So How Much Snow Does Michigan's UP Get?

Postby coppersmythe » Tue Oct 19, 2021 10:17 am

Hello all from the deep south . My childhood friend moved from san antonio , tx. to the UP in houghton , mi. after retiring from the air force . ( sun bird ? ) . he has been there about 6-7 years now , built a beautiful brick house on 60+ acres of riverfront property , about a mile from the opening to the great lake . he was born in saginaw , mi , so , should have known better :lol: 500 gallon propane tank , just added a second one , and has about 4 cords of wood split at this point in the year . he has to dig his way out after opening the barn door ( slider ) to plow the driveway . coppersmythe...................................PS: i'll get him to send me some photos to post .
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Re: Okay, So How Much Snow Does Michigan's UP Get?

Postby Don McCombs » Tue Oct 19, 2021 10:22 am

coppersmythe wrote:i'll get him to send me some photos to post .

No need to post photos of snow. Most of us are well aware of what it looks like. :D
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Re: Okay, So How Much Snow Does Michigan's UP Get?

Postby coppersmythe » Wed Oct 20, 2021 7:39 am

ricky racer wrote:We passed this sign on our way to Copper Harbor, Michigan today. Yikes!!

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2019 - 25' , in 2020- 25' , in 2021 - 15' . About 2-3 miles west of houghton , on the south side of the river . coppersmythe...................................Don said no pics needed :D my buddie has a picture of himself standing on a ladder to look out the barn door .


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