Ice jam on Keweenaw

The foot of Saari Road in Aura looks more like “Sorry Road”, at least if you are a fisherman looking to launch there for lake trout. After good ice cover was in place the north and northwest gales of Friday night and Saturday, Feb. 13-14, 2015, must have caused the pile-up. This was the scene on Thursday, Feb. 19. Although below normal temps have enabled broken ice to quickly re-freeze, there’s plenty of rough going. In another cold winter, as of Monday, Feb. 23, 95.4 percent of Lake Superior is ice-covered.

Chill out! February could set record for cold, but not snow
The month of February is shaping up to be a probable record, at least at the Marquette National Weather
Service (NWS) Office. According to NWS meteorologist Todd Kluber, all indications are February will end
pretty much as it has been for most of the month–cold. Kluber said to date, February, 2015, is the one of
the coldest on record at the Negaunee office located adjacent to the former Marquette County Airport. However,
despite the almost continual arctic blasts enveloping the Great Lakes for most of the month, Upper Peninsula
snowfall statistics have not been as eventful.

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