Copper Harbor Lighthouse

Copper Harbor Lighthouse

Friday, December 8, 2017

A Humdinger Update - 2

We had another 10" of snow bringing our 3-day total up to 22". That's a little more respectable! The winter weather advisory has been extended until 1:00 tomorrow afternoon. 

Here's a shot from this morning - complete with fresh deer tracks. I know you can't see him, but I promise there's a unicorn buck in this photo. 

I enlarged an image of Unicorn's snowy head for you. Can you spot his single antler on the right?

Unicorn has made frequent appearances this season both in our backyard and on our stealth cam in the woods. 

I love the beauty of the snow, and it's really beginning to pile up now. This is the time of year when I can usually update the Snowfall Chart on a daily basis. No turning back!

All is well in the Keweenaw.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

A Humdinger Update

We didn't lose any trees! Amen & Amen! We did lose power at 8:30 last night, but it was restored in just 1-1/2 hours. We were obviously thrilled about that. Our winter storm warning was supposed to last until 5:00 this morning, but it was extended to midnight tonight - and then canceled this afternoon and replaced by a winter weather advisory until 1:00 tomorrow morning. The snow was mostly falling in small pellets, so that helped us out considerably. I'm sure we had at least a foot at our house, but this storm was far from the biggest humdinger we've experienced. I'll update my snowfall chart with the official Keweenaw County total tomorrow.

The forecast leaves no doubt that winter has fully arrived in the Keweenaw. It sure is pretty out there!

The deer continue to hang around - even saw this small buck in the backyard again this morning!

All is well in the Keweenaw.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

A Humdinger

Well, we're at the beginning of a humdinger of a winter storm this morning. 

We're talking about high winds and wet, heavy snow - not the usual powdery lake effect snow we get most of the winter. The lights have been blipping with increasing frequency since about 4:30 this morning, so I'm sure we'll lose power completely at some point. The forecast says 15" of snow is possible by tomorrow morning. Heavy snow + high winds = tree damage, so we won't be surprised if we also see some of that. I'll update you tomorrow IF we have power!

All is still well in the Keweenaw.