Winter Comes to the U.P. – Updated

Bill’s Blog

Posted: Oct 24, 2020 / 11:39 PM EDT Updated: Oct 25, 2020 / 09:22 PM EDT

Winter has come early to Upper Michigan. Marquette has had snow on 14 of the first 25 days of October. As of 5 pm Sunday, they’ve had 14.5″ of snow this month. Marquette has had measurable snowfall six days in a row, including 3.6″ this Sunday. Occasional slippery roads have cause some accidents and slide-offs. The high temperature at Marquette on Saturday and on Sunday was just 31°. The average high temp. in Marquette is now 48°.

Snowfall in October through Saturday (they got more on Sunday): 15.2″ at Painesdale, 11.6″ at Superior and 10.5″ at Tamarack.

Here’s how much snow was measured on the ground Sunday morning: 6″ at Herman and Big Bay, 5″ at Bergland Dam, 4″ at Ironwood, Stambaugh, Kearsarge and Painesdale, 3″ at Paulding, Hancock and Sawyer, 2″ at Marquette, Ishpeming, with 1″ on the ground at Champion, Watton, Watersmeet, Michigamme and Grand Marais.

8-14 Day Outlook from the Climate Prediction Center for Nov. 1-7.

While we’ll stay a little cooler than average for most of this week…there is hope for a pattern change that will bring milder temperatures (relative to average) down the road into the first week of November.

Precipitation Forecast for Nov. 1 – 7 from the Climate Prediction Center

The 8-14 Day Precipitation Forecast from the Climate Prediction Center shows dry weather is expected for most of the country, including the Great Lakes.

High Temperatures Saturday in the U.S.

Here’s high temperatures in the U.S. on Saturday – unseasonably cold air from Montana to Minnesota. With a light northerly wind the next couple days, you can see cool air from Canada will continue to come down across the Great Lakes.