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http://forecast.weather.gov/product....ssary=0

Hoist Lake (near Ishpeming) reported 51" the other day.

Slow warming coming but a big meltdown not yet in sight.

We had a year like this in the mid 90's. I did a trip the first week of May, skied the rim of Beaver Basin (Pix Rox) to the mouth of 7-mile Creek. Then the shore to Beaver Cr. and back up the Beaver L. Rd. There were bare spots for picnics but I remember skiing the whole 10-mile rim route, and the shore, without having to take off my skis.
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Might have to break the snowshoes back out of storage and head North for some shoeing.
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+1, I do could do without even more rain down here.

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Michgamme highlands (McCormick area) snow typically is the last to melt out in the U.P. (higher, more inland, colder nights)


Return of the deluge tonight, MKE due for 3-4".

http://wxmaps.org/pix/prec1.html

http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/qpf/qpf2.shtml
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So much for the drought! Maybe. But this should help recharge the Great Lakes to a degree. Here in Chicago, we have had 5" of rain with more to come.

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Time to build the ark, LOL


Getting the kids out for track practice has been....  interesting.


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Time to go paddling  :D  Whole lot of creeks that aren't typically passable are now.

Loons came thru lakes west of Milwaukee the last few nights. Birds are on the move. We had a Merlin in Lake Park (Milw.) last week.

Wolf R. sturgeon spawning might be a tad late due to cool weather. That is one awesome spectacle.
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Had 4.05  inches here in the Quad Cities over the past 24 hrs.
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Wow. Usually the UP and Tug Hill Plateau (NY) get similar amounts of snow. There's still 1-2' in discrete areas on the Tug, but most has melted out. I can't believe how much snow is still in the UP and Canada.

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Two Harbors, MN  had 22 inches of snow yesterday. Looks like I may get some snowshoeing in when I do the SHT in May.
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Loons came thru lakes west of Milwaukee the last few nights. Birds are on the move. We had a Merlin in Lake Park (Milw.) last week.

We've seen a few loons in Madison too!   :)

There was an egret in my neighborhood this week, and some in the marshes nearby.  I don't usually see them here; we had a ton everywhere in Chicagoland.  I love to see them!


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http://www.crh.noaa.gov/mkx/climate/hydsd.php
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Next weekend looks like the beginning of non freezing nights for the U.P. snowpack, endgame begins. Even Michigamme is showing warmish nights.

http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/Michigamme+MI+USMI0550:1:US

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1996 we hiked hip deep snow in the porkies on june 1st

it was near 70 degrees


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we're doing lake sup'r provincial may 10th. i remember the old days when third week may we'd have 30 foot drifts on south side of the coves. be nice to have a year like that again.

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