With the skies as turbulent as they’ve been the last few weeks, you could be forgiven if you’d almost forgotten what clear conditions looked like.
National Weather Service staff say yesterday was the 27th straight day they saw a measurable amount of new snow in Negaunee Township.
That’s a record.
The old mark was 21 straight days.
The breaking-up of the cloud cover in the central U.P. does mean frigid temps like we saw this morning.
But it also means a break in the snow.
That streak is going to end tonight.
Mike Dutter from the National Weather Service says we’ve actually seen at least a trace of new snow every day since Thanksgiving.
In fact, only once before has the northern central U.P. seen this much recorded snow already in the season.
That was the winter of 2000-’01.
We’ve had nearly double the normal amount so far.
The water levels are up in both Lake Superior and Lake Michigan from last year.
In Lake Michigan, it’s up more than a foot.
But both Great Lakes are still below their long-term average levels.
Not all of us are getting a break from the snow, though.
The Keweenaw got hit hard overnight and this morning, to the point where all kids in Houghton and Keweenaw Counties had the day off from the classroom.