MAY 01 — While southeast MI battles damaging floods, Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is coming to terms with yesterday’s record-breaking spring snow.
Around 3.5 inches of powder had accumulated as of Wednesday morning, said Matt Zika, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service’s Marquette office — that preliminary total already enough to surpass May 01’s all-time daily snowfall record of 1.2 inches set back in 2005.
By the end of the day, a whopping 5.4 inches had settled in Marquette.
So far, the region has received 227.1 inches this winter season, compared with the average of 203.9 inches.
In addition, this week’s temperatures have held in the low-to-mid 30s, compared with the typical 50 degree weather expected at the beginning of May.
The cold is descending.
The snowpack is building.
Grand Solar Minimum + Pole Shift