Anna Bauman Detroit Free Press Published 2:33 PM EDT Jul 26, 2019 It’s that brief window of time for Michiganders to throw on a pair of shorts, enjoy an outdoor patio, maybe eat an ice cream cone. And ... find a pile of snow? Apparently. Yoopers who believed they were finally free from winter’s cold clutches are sadly mistaken. A man in the Keweenaw Peninsula in the northernmost part of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula found a mini mound of snow in his back yard July 24 and recorded a viral video that has stirred lots of amazement, laughter and head-shaking. “It’s been 85, 90 degrees lately in the Keweenaw, Upper Peninsula, Michigan,” Mark Mezydlo says to the camera. “And guess what I found?” He tromps through the grassy yard, shovel in hand, sweating in the summer sunshine. “I don’t believe this,” he says, approaching a mound of sawdust with a suspicious bit of white peaking through. … [Read more...] about Man finds snow in late July in Michigan Upper Peninsula
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DeJanay Booth Detroit Free Press Published 11:00 AM EDT May 7, 2019 A mixture of rain and snow is bound for parts of Michigan's Upper Peninsula once again this week, according to the National Weather Service. Ryan Connelly, meteorologist with the NWS Marquette office, said up to 4-5 inches of snow is predicted to accumulate Thursday morning in counties northwest of Marquette County, such Houghton and Iron counties. About an inch of snow is predicted around Marquette County. More snow is expected in areas of high elevation, Connelly said. In addition, rain is expected Wednesday afternoon in south central portion of the Upper Peninsula. Connelly said U.P. snowfall in May is unusual, but not unprecedented. He recalled a snowstorm, May 9-10, 1990, which accumulated about 22.4 inches of snow recorded near the weather service office in Negaunee Township. "That was one of the biggest I remembered," Connelly said. Parts of the U.P. got several inches of snow just last week. … [Read more...] about Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to enjoy another 4-5 inches of snow
DeJanay Booth Detroit Free Press Published 2:25 PM EDT May 1, 2019 While southeast Michigan is battling floods on the first day of May, Michigan's Upper Peninsula is facing a different weather dilemma – snow. About 3-4 inches of snow fell as of Wednesday morning, said Matt Zika, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service's Marquette office. Zika said the preliminary snow accumulation has already broken a 1.2-inch daily snowfall record set on May 1, 2005. But it does not stop there. Zika said snow continues to fall and 6-7 inches is predicted by the end of the day into Thursday. Drivers should expect low visibility and slippery areas on roads. In addition, the temperature is in mid-30s, compared to a typical 50-degree weather at the beginning of May. Zika said snow has sporadically fallen but it was the first time in a while that it was sticking to the ground. The region received about 223.1-inch accumulation since the winter season, compared to 203.9 … [Read more...] about It’s May. Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is still covered in snow.
Associated Press Published 12:31 PM EDT Mar 27, 2019 Marquette – A power station in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula that burned its last pieces of coal in 2018 is scheduled to be demolished this year. WLUC-TV reports the Marquette Board of Light and Power had an update Tuesday on the fate of the Shiras Steam Plant, which generated electricity for the Marquette area. Board Chairman Tom Tourville says the land where the plant sits along Lake Superior is to be re-purposed for community use. The plant was turned off last June. The city-owned utility is instead is relying on a power plant called the Marquette Energy Center that uses natural gas for fuel. The TV station says the Shiras Steam Plant was the main supply of power to the Marquette area for about five decades. … [Read more...] about Power station in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to be demolished
Associated Press Published 2:17 PM EST Jan 10, 2019 Mcfarland – Authorities say a snowmobiler who had been missing since the weekend in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula has been found dead. Marquette County Sheriff Greg Zyburt tells WLUC-TV that the body of Dennis Pellinen of Ishpeming was found Wednesday by sheriff’s deputies at the scene of a crashed snowmobile. The station reports deputies determined Pellinen was last seen in the Delta County community of Rock early Sunday. His disappearance prompted days of searching after he didn’t show up for work Monday and family members filed a missing person’s report. Heavy snow made the search more difficult. The crash is being investigated by the Delta County sheriff’s office. … [Read more...] about Missing snowmobiler found dead in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula