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March weather in Upper peninsula?
« on: January 11, 2012, 02:24:42 pm »
 Say you bunch of Yoopers! What is the weather like around the third week of March, Marquette area? Will the Lake still be frozen? Will there still be snow in the woods?

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March weather in Upper peninsula?
« on: January 11, 2012, 02:24:42 pm »
 

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Re: March weather in Upper peninsula?
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2012, 08:07:18 pm »
There isn't much snow up there now.  Course tomorrow that might change.  Typically in March we get a blizzard or two, but the snow is on the run.  Typically there will be at least some snow in the woods.
 
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Re: March weather in Upper peninsula?
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2012, 08:08:31 pm »
There isn't much up there now, but tomorrow that may change.  Snow fall depends somewhat on if the lake freezes over or not.  And yes, there probably will be at least some snow in the woods.  March is usually good for at least one blizzard if not several.
 
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Re: March weather in Upper peninsula?
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2012, 06:06:18 am »
 I suppose the highway department is good about plowing the roads,etc when that happens? I don't want to get snowed in, just a four day hunt for those Raging Russians.

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Re: March weather in Upper peninsula?
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2012, 04:32:27 pm »
They've been moving snow up there for a few years  ;D   I can promise nobody moves snow any better than the city and county up there.
 
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Re: March weather in Upper peninsula?
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2012, 03:24:20 am »
we got a bit of snow yesterday but not what they predicted. Its been a unbeilivably mild winter up here so far. Just was talking to some guys at the mechanic shop yesterday and they were saying that the lake level is suppose to be at a record low next summer due to the mild winters. Im only a few hundred yards from lake superior and the pond in my back yard stays at the same level as the lake and last year i saw it lower then its ever been by about a foot. When i was a teenager we were usually snomobiling by the last week of november. Anymore you cant count on there being snow till after the frirst of the year. At least not enough to snowmobile properly.
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Re: March weather in Upper peninsula?
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2012, 12:28:58 pm »
We always took a week vacation the 2nd. week of march to snomobile in the UPPER. The first year we had 27 inches of new snow when we got there. We never did have a year when there wasn't snow on the ground and ice on the lakes. We used to run across the river to get into Paridice rather than take the hyway bridge too.
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Re: March weather in Upper peninsula?
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2012, 09:17:15 am »
 If your up for a boar hunt things should be fine. Just gear up for cold or cool & have your gun ready.
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Re: March weather in Upper peninsula?
« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2012, 07:52:09 am »
 I am coming with a friend who was raised over in Sault St. Marie, and he has been out to the lodge there, met the owner. I just wanted to hunt out in those North woods with snow on the ground, don't need no stinking blizzard, ha. We have had a dry winter so far also, here in Salt Lake Valley, but just now getting some snow up high. I much prefer hunting when it's cold as opposed to being hot! It's why i don't go down home and visit relatives/hunt exotics in Texas in the warm months anymore! ha. I am really looking forward to visitng the place, I've never seen the Great lakes, or anything west of Maine, Vermont, NH, Mass up that far North. I think the fence around the property where I'm going is high enough to keep Bigfoot out, but I would like to see him anyway! :P

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Re: March weather in Upper peninsula?
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2012, 03:19:10 am »
one thing about that paradise area is theres snow there  when theres no snow anywhere else. We used to go out in the spring in shirt sleaves and snowmobile that area when the snow in munising was all gone.
We always took a week vacation the 2nd. week of march to snomobile in the UPPER. The first year we had 27 inches of new snow when we got there. We never did have a year when there wasn't snow on the ground and ice on the lakes. We used to run across the river to get into Paridice rather than take the hyway bridge too.
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Re: March weather in Upper peninsula?
« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2012, 04:16:41 am »
 You won't have any heat to worry about in March. Have a good time.
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Re: March weather in Upper peninsula?
« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2012, 02:59:16 am »
as to snow in the woods or the lake still being froze toward the end of march its pot luck. Ive seen it well into april but ive also seen the ice go away and most of the snow by then.
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Re: March weather in Upper peninsula?
« Reply #12 on: January 30, 2012, 02:20:23 pm »
 We just now started getting snow up high, but still verylittle on the valley floor. I'm sure it will be cool enough on the UP for me, ha. I think even if it warms up during the day over freezing there will be ice in the mornings. I hate mud, would much rather have snow on the ground. I'll take what comes, getting jazzed now.

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Re: March weather in Upper peninsula?
« Reply #13 on: January 30, 2012, 02:38:02 pm »
According to this report there is anywhere from 14 to 24 inches of snow on the ground now.
http://www.infomi.com/snowmobile_trail_reports/Snow_Depth.php?element=snowdepth
 
I live 6.5 miles out of the city of Marquette and there isn't very much snow. Last March the snow left very fast and actually was a very dry spring.
 
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Re: March weather in Upper peninsula?
« Reply #14 on: January 31, 2012, 06:25:18 am »
 Thanks Yooper77, I'm sure it will be cool enough for me! Being a transplanted SE Texas boy here to Utah, I got spoiled hunting in cold weather/snow, ha. I had plenty of cold weather/snow as a soldier in Germany, back in early seventies, I much preferred the snow to mud then, as any soldier would, ha. It was wet snow too, so the dryer climate of Utah is great! I can walk around in 20 deg weather with just a light jacket on! 28 deg in SE Texas froze water pipes and shut everything down, ha!
  I don't need the lake to be frozen as I am not planning on ice fishing, just wanted to see something like that. Our high reserviors freeze over and people ice fish on them. Not me, I've seen too many "B" movies of trucks falling through the ice, etc. ha.

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« Reply #15 on: February 05, 2012, 03:27:46 am »
with this unbeiveably warm weather were having i doubt the lake will even freeze this year. I was looking at munising bay this week and its not even froze out to open water yet and with this warm snap even the ice fisherman are taking shacks off the bay. Usually by now theres ice out as far as a guy can see. Took a ride to marquette yesterday and it seemed like as soon as you got out of Alger county the snowmobile triais were half dirt.
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Re: March weather in Upper peninsula?
« Reply #16 on: February 05, 2012, 05:53:43 pm »
Almost nothing here in southern Wis. Lake Mich is not frozen even in the port.  It is going to be a very tough winter on the wolves. The deer are most likely still eating grass in northern Wis. I think we needed a really mild winter especially in northwest Wis.

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Re: March weather in Upper peninsula?
« Reply #17 on: March 02, 2012, 01:25:02 pm »
Things have changed quite a bit lately.  :o
 
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Re: March weather in Upper peninsula?
« Reply #18 on: March 05, 2012, 08:43:18 am »
 Thanks jeff!  I fell in love with big woods/snow while in Southern Bavaria, it really "satisfies my soul", ha. I may do some walking around, but I most likely will be in a heated blind, setting up an ambush on Ol Porky. I played "footsie" too many times as a teen in Texas with hogs! ha.

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Re: March weather in Upper peninsula?
« Reply #19 on: March 05, 2012, 12:46:18 pm »
might have some snow if you come quick jim. We got about a foot in the last couple days but its sunny and warm out right now and its going fast again.
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« Reply #20 on: March 05, 2012, 08:23:03 pm »
I can't wait, March 19th baby!!  Snow shoes and my .243. I am guessing with a little snow, porkers look like raisins on a wedding cake! 8)
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Re: March weather in Upper peninsula?
« Reply #21 on: March 07, 2012, 06:44:15 am »
Too little too late.
 
Yes, early March gave us a little snow in Marquette, but spring is in the air.
 
I heard there should be a tiny cold front coming in a few days, but the warmer air will turn this UP into soup.
 
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« Reply #22 on: March 07, 2012, 09:57:34 am »
 Don't say that! ha.  :-X   No mud, no mud, no mud! Ha.  ;D  It's all good, looking forward to the experience, snow,rain, whatever.

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« Reply #23 on: March 08, 2012, 03:28:30 am »
sorry jim but im betting on mud. It rained almost all night last night. Snow took a pounding
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Re: March weather in Upper peninsula?
« Reply #24 on: March 08, 2012, 06:51:19 am »
 Well, cold and wet will just make that heated blind all the more "cozy", ha. But really, you guys really need to get your "weather prayers" going for me, show me some of that great hospitality and have snow waiting on me!!! ha

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Re: March weather in Upper peninsula?
« Reply #25 on: March 10, 2012, 03:31:58 am »
we got about a foot of snow in the last few days and it has cooled off alot so you might be in luck
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Re: March weather in Upper peninsula?
« Reply #26 on: March 10, 2012, 11:23:08 am »
 "Luck ain't got nothing to do with your prayers...there's something about you guys that God likes!" ha
 
 

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Re: March weather in Upper peninsula?
« Reply #27 on: March 10, 2012, 02:33:20 pm »
Last couple days and nights in Marquette brought a little dust of snow, but nothing reportable.
 
I currently have 63 degrees Fahrenheit in the sun and the next 4 days report temps highs from 48 to 60 degrees Fahrenheit with sun and rain.
 
http://www.weather.com/weather/5-day/Marquette+MI+49855
 
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« Reply #28 on: March 11, 2012, 04:23:04 am »
yup it was near 60 here yesterday and is suppose to be today too. theyve even got flash flood warnings up for some areas. Aint going to be much snow left after this.
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Re: March weather in Upper peninsula?
« Reply #29 on: March 14, 2012, 07:25:04 am »
I am happy to report that the American Robin is back in Marquette, MI.
 
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