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New Snowfall Record 390.4 Inches

 
 
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By Cosmos Mariner, August 2, 2017
1. New Snowfall Record 390.4 Inches Marker
Inscription.  During the winter of 1978-79 Keweenaw County established a new snowfall record by tabulating a seasonal total of 390.4 inches of snow. This could be a new record set in the U.S.A. for the entire area east of the Rockies. The monthly tabulations for the winter of 1978-79 are as follows: Nov. 49.2 inches, Dec. 116.4 inches, Jan. 111.4 inches, Feb. 53.0 inches, Mar. 52.6 inches, Apr. 7.8 inches
 
Erected by Keweenaw County Road Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Events. A significant historical year for this entry is 1978.
 
Location. 47° 21.543′ N, 88° 18.198′ W. Marker is in Mohawk, Michigan, in Keweenaw County. Marker is on U.S. 41 one mile north of Theilers Road, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located in Snow Gage Park, a pull-out and wayside park on the east side of US Highway 41. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mohawk MI 49950, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Eagle River (approx. 3.6 miles away); Douglass Houghton (approx. 3.6 miles away); Joseph Blight, Sr.
New Snowfall Record 390.4 Inches Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 2, 2017
2. New Snowfall Record 390.4 Inches Marker
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(approx. 3.7 miles away); a different marker also named Douglass Houghton (approx. 3.7 miles away); Lake Shore Drive Bridge / Eagle River (approx. 3.7 miles away); Lake Superior (approx. 7.1 miles away); Eagle Harbor House (approx. 9˝ miles away); The Eagle Harbor General Store (approx. 9˝ miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Record Snowfall - Keweenaw County. The Keweenaw Peninsula, the most northern part of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, averages more snowfall than anywhere in the United States east of the Mississippi River. The large snowfalls in this area are attributed to a "lake effect" of storms crossing Lake Superior. (Submitted on July 15, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
New Snowfall Record 390.4 Inches Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 2, 2017
3. New Snowfall Record 390.4 Inches Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 14, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 69 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 15, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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