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Grand Marais Trail Report – Grand Marais Sno-Trails Assoc. – 03/01

3/1/12 ~ The ‘storm’ ended mid-afternoon yesterday leaving us with about 3-4″ of new snow in town and an estimate of 7″ +/- out in the snowbelt, especially on the south and western trails. Click here for the snow cover map. As you can see, the UP has 20 to 39″ on the ground overall; higher elevations have even more. After checking reports around the area, I can say that you can now ride the whole UP. And for you long trip riders, it looks like you could go from the middle LP all the way to the Keweenaw! Even the trail into town is in fair to good shape. The weather guru’s have us u nder an advisory with another storm moving in Friday night and into Saturday with lake enhancement; this could bring up to an additional foot of snow according to some reports. Bring It On!

The re-route of #443 has been postponed for now. Be alert for logging equipment and vehicular traffic crossing on #443 and the east end of #88. And don’t forget to watch your local PBS station tonight for Michigan Out of Doors where they will be doing a feature story on snowmobiling around Grand Marais! If you miss it on TV you can catch it on-line – go to our facebook page for the link.

Please use the trail into and out of town. If you have accommodations on the east side of GM, ride the edge of the road, single file, yada, yada, yada, you know the rules…

Mark your calendars:

We are working on a fund raiser breakfast for St. Patty’s Day (March 17th). I’ll post details as they come together.

We are also in the early stages of another fund raiser on the 4th of July or during the Music Festival in August. If you can help out with any of them, let me know!

10/13/2012 ~ Fall Trail Maintenance, dinner, and kick-off meeting for next season.

As always, Ride Safe and bring them home alive. Please Don’t Drink and Ride!

March 1, 2012 |

Grand Marais Trail Report – Grand Marais Sno-Trails Assoc. – 02/29

02/29/12 ~ 8:30 a.m. ~ Just sitting here waiting for the “storm” to move into our area…the weather guru’s expect 6 to 9″ or possibly more for our area – click this link to see the storms snow readings from spotters. The wind is just starting to kick up here but I’m seeing reports coming in from the west with “with 6.2 inches as of 515am at Daggett in Menominee County and a few reports of a foot of snow over northern Wisconsin” and “We have at least 8 ” here in Iron Mountain… and still coming down hard” according to a spotter. Several school systems have reported closures. I hope we really get hit this time… The local road commission snow totals for this season as of this morning is only 107″ with 7.6″ in November, 28.9″ in December, 51.4″ in January, and only 20″ in February. Today’s storm total will be measured tomorrow morning so it will be added to March. As for the Crazy 8’s, the trails were groomed last night and are in great shape. Oh, the re-route of #443 is being postponed for now.

02/29/12 ~ Winter storm warning in effect until 1 AM est Thursday
Today – Breezy…snow. Patchy blowing snow. Snow may be heavy at times from mid morning on. Snow accumulation of 6 to 9 inches. Highs around 31. East winds 15 to 25 mph. Chance of snow 100 percent.

Tonight – Patchy blowing snow in the evening. Snow showers and a slight chance of freezing drizzle in the evening…then a chance of snow showers and a slight chance of freezing drizzle overnight. Snow accumulation around an inch. Lows around 29. East winds 10 to 20 mph becoming northeast 5 to 15 mph overnight. Chance of precipitation 100 percent.

Alger – Luce – Southern Schoolcraft – Northern Schoolcraft – Including The Cities Of… Grand Marais… Munising… Newberry… Manistique… Seney

… Winter Storm Warning Remains In Effect From 7 AM This Morning To 1 AM EST Thursday…

Hazardous Weather…

* Snow Will Develop Across The Area This Morning… And Become
Moderate To Heavy Late This Morning Through Mid Afternoon. The
Snow Will Begin To Diminish Late This Afternoon.

* Storm Total Snowfall By Late This Evening Will Range From 6 To 9
Inches… With The Majority Of The Accumulation Occurring Late This
Morning Through Mid Afternoon.

* Gusty Winds Out Of The East May Produce Some Patchy Blowing

February 29, 2012 |
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