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Record-Breaking Upper Michigan Snowfall — 14.2 Inches Falls at NWS Marquette Office Dec 2

NOAA’S National Weather Service Office in Marquette has declared Dec 2’s snowfall of 14.2 inches (36.1cm) a new record, smashing the previous record 10.2 inches set back in 2004.

We’re now a few days on from the debilitating dumping, but residents of Negaunee Township and Ishpeming are still trying to clear driveways and roads.

“It’s tiring, exhausting, all this heavy snow,” said Andrew Hopkins-Bey, a freshman at Negaunee High School, who was shovelling his family’s driveway.

Andrew got a few days off from classes because of hazardous driving conditions after Sunday’s record snowfall.

“It’s challenging to shovel it out of the ground because it’s all like dirt, and it’s slush so it’s hard to lift,” he said.

Another 11.2 inches fell in Ishpeming through Monday Dec 3. And after Tuesday’s reprieve, the white stuff is forecast to return with a vengeance Wednesday night.

Forecasters were calling for warmer, drier weather this month in Michigan but the state’s Upper Peninsula is starting December with record snowfall.

Metro Detroit also saw some snow Monday, with the mercury topping out at just 3.3C (38F).

Perhaps another run of those models…?

The cold times are returning. History is repeating.


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