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Friday, June 8, 2012

Keweenaw's Snowmometer

We screamed when we saw this, having heard of the legendary snowfalls in the UP, but actually seeing a measurement gives it much more emphasis! Maintained by the Keweenaw County Road Commission this snowmometer near Mohawk is a great tourist attraction. Last winter, the snow level was down to 195 inches which is only 16 feet. Normally the UP gets 20 feet a year. What shocks everyone is that in the winter of 1978-79, Keweenaw County got 32 and a half feet of snow! In metro Detroit, we get about 3-4 feet per winter.

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