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St. Ignace Trail Report – 01/19

Wednesday January 19th

Quick trail update since we have finally gotten a little bit more snow last night and today. We only ended up with a few inches but it was enough to freshen the trails and fill in some problem holes. We do still have some problem that are signed so please follow stop signs even if they seem to be in weird places on the railroad grade. The wind has been blowing and drifting since last night and in some places it has helped give us extra snow and some places has wiped the trail almost clean. This has helped on the trail south into St Ignace and it’s getting better with every little bit we can get. Snow gets better as you go north but our whole system is fair to good. Groomers are going out tonight to get the blowing snow packed down.

We also seen today that Les Cheneaux Snowmobile club was able to groom over to where we change over at the corner of M134 and Mackinac trail, check their page if you plan to head east.

♦️ICE BRIDGE NOTE♦️

The Straits snowmobile club does not do the ice bridge to Mackinac Island. We have no input on when a tree line is put out or monitoring the conditions. Work is done by locals from the island, and it’s not an official trail. Because of this, we won’t report on conditions if they do get an ice bridge this year. If one does happen, there will be postings elsewhere from locals.

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Friday April 8th, 2022 - 10:30 am

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WEATHER UPDATE via US National Weather Service Marquette Michigan - A low pressure center lingering over the area will enhance lake effect snow showers into portions of west and north central Upper Michigan today into tonight. High pressure building in Saturday should end any lingering lake effect snow showers by Saturday afternoon and provide drier and warmer weather through the rest of the weekend... #MIWeather #keweenaw #westernup #marquette #munising #Seney #newberry #Soo #straitsareaA low pressure center lingering over the area will enhance lake effect snow showers into portions of west and north central Upper Michigan today into tonight. High pressure building in Saturday should end any lingering lake effect snow showers by Saturday afternoon and provide drier and warmer weather through the rest of the weekend. ... See MoreSee Less

WEATHER UPDATE via US National Weather Service Marquette Michigan - A low pressure center lingering over the area will enhance lake effect snow showers into portions of west and north central Upper Michigan today into tonight.  High pressure building in Saturday should end any lingering lake effect snow showers by Saturday afternoon and provide drier and warmer weather through the rest of the weekend... #miweather #keweenaw #westernup #marquette #munising #seney #newberry #soo #straitsarea

Thursday April 7th, 2022 - 7:55 am

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WEATHER UPDATE via US National Weather Service Marquette Michigan - Although there are rain & snow chances U.P.-wide today, the west is more likely to see snow with the east more likely to see rain. Tonight though, expect most to transition over to snow, with some accumulations expected. Check out weather.gov/up for more info! ... #miweather #keweenaw #westernup #marquette #munising #seney #newberry #soo #straitsareaAlthough there are rain & snow chances U.P.-wide today, the west is more likely to see snow with the east more likely to see rain. Tonight though, expect most to transition over to snow, with some accumulations expected. Check out weather.gov/up for more info! #906wx ... See MoreSee Less

WEATHER UPDATE via US National Weather Service Marquette Michigan - Although there are rain & snow chances U.P.-wide today, the west is more likely to see snow with the east more likely to see rain. Tonight though, expect most to transition over to snow, with some accumulations expected. Check out weather.gov/up for more info! ... #miweather #keweenaw #westernup #marquette #munising #seney #newberry #soo #straitsarea

Thursday March 31st, 2022 - 7:00 am

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WEATHER UPDATE via US National Weather Service Gaylord Michigan - Rain is expected to transition to snow this morning, most widespread/steadiest across eastern upper and northwest lower Michigan. Gusty winds will likely lead to blowing snow/poor visibility and when combined with roads becoming snow/slush covered, a period of hazardous travel is expected today... #MIWeather #gaylord #CADILLAC #traversecity #petoskey #straitsarea #Soo #newberryRain is expected to transition to snow this morning, most widespread/steadiest across eastern upper and northwest lower Michigan. Gusty winds will likely lead to blowing snow/poor visibility and when combined with roads becoming snow/slush covered, a period of hazardous travel is expected today. ... See MoreSee Less

WEATHER UPDATE via US National Weather Service Gaylord Michigan - Rain is expected to transition to snow this morning, most widespread/steadiest across eastern upper and northwest lower Michigan. Gusty winds will likely lead to blowing snow/poor visibility and when combined with roads becoming snow/slush covered, a period of hazardous travel is expected today... #miweather #gaylord #cadillac #traversecity #petoskey #straitsarea #soo #newberry

Thursday March 31st, 2022 - 6:57 am

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WEATHER UPDATE via TV6 & FOX UP - WINTER STORM CHANGES: The track of the storm system has shift farther south. This changes the areas of highest impacts and snow amounts. We're starting off the day with snow/sleet across the eastern half of the U.P. Wind gusts will still be at times strong around 40 mph. This will still cause limited visibility near Lake Superior and some power outages. Snow accumulations will be lower with up to around 6.0" in the eastern counties. For the latest alerts click below.
www.uppermichiganssource.com/weather/alerts/ ... #miweather #keweenaw #westernup #marquette #munising #seney #newberry #soo #straitsareaWINTER STORM CHANGES: The track of the storm system has shift farther south. This changes the areas of highest impacts and snow amounts. We're starting off the day with snow/sleet across the eastern half of the U.P. Wind gusts will still be at times strong around 40 mph. This will still cause limited visibility near Lake Superior and some power outages. Snow accumulations will be lower with up to around 6.0" in the eastern counties. For the latest alerts click below.
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WEATHER UPDATE via TV6 & FOX UP - WINTER STORM CHANGES: The track of the storm system has shift farther south. This changes the areas of highest impacts and snow amounts. Were starting off the day with snow/sleet across the eastern half of the U.P. Wind gusts will still be at times strong around 40 mph. This will still cause limited visibility near Lake Superior and some power outages. Snow accumulations will be lower with up to around 6.0 in the eastern counties. For the latest alerts click below.   
https://www.uppermichiganssource.com/weather/alerts/ ... #miweather #keweenaw #westernup #marquette #munising #seney #newberry #soo #straitsarea

Thursday March 31st, 2022 - 6:51 am

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WEATHER UPDATE via US National Weather Service Marquette Michigan - Snow will end across the east today as the responsible system pulls away. Strong winds will also create areas of blowing snow and low visibility. If that wasn't enough, the combination of the wet snow this morning and the winds may result in some power outages. If you're out driving today, be prepared for quickly changing and potentially hazardous conditions... #MIWeather #keweenaw #westernup #marquette #munising #Seney #newberry #Soo #straitsareaSnow will end across the east today as the responsible system pulls away. Strong winds will also create areas of blowing snow and low visibility. If that wasn't enough, the combination of the wet snow this morning and the winds may result in some power outages. If you're out driving today, be prepared for quickly changing and potentially hazardous conditions. #906wx #miwx ... See MoreSee Less

WEATHER UPDATE via US National Weather Service Marquette Michigan - Snow will end across the east today as the responsible system pulls away. Strong winds will also create areas of blowing snow and low visibility. If that wasnt enough, the combination of the wet snow this morning and the winds may result in some power outages. If youre out driving today, be prepared for quickly changing and potentially hazardous conditions... #miweather #keweenaw #westernup #marquette #munising #seney #newberry #soo #straitsarea

Thursday March 31st, 2022 - 1:18 am

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WEATHER UPDATE via US National Weather Service Gaylord Michigan - Still messy tonight, esp. E. UP. Mainly rain elsewhere. Expecting a transition to snow Thursday morning along with gusty winds. Be prepared for more troublesome travel Thursday! ... #MIWeather #gaylord #CADILLAC #traversecity #petoskey #straitsarea #Soo #newberry ... See MoreSee Less

WEATHER UPDATE via US National Weather Service Gaylord Michigan - Still messy tonight, esp. E. UP. Mainly rain elsewhere. Expecting a transition to snow Thursday morning along with gusty winds. Be prepared for more troublesome travel Thursday! ... #miweather #gaylord #cadillac #traversecity #petoskey #straitsarea #soo #newberryImage attachment

Wednesday March 30th, 2022 - 3:33 pm

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STRAITS AREA UPDATE via Straits Area Snowmobile Club - It's freezing rain and I'm looking at more grass and mud than I am snow. The season is over for our area. A big THANK YOU to everyone who has supported us throughout this season. The encouraging comments and thumbs up from riders have made it worth the work. It's been an eventful season from start to finish, and it's only getting better. Everyone is super happy to have gotten a new tractor in time to get some use out of it before the snow left, and it has everyone excited for next year already. Even though the snowmobile season has ended, we will still be working throughout the year on much needed trail maintenance. We have some big projects that need to get accomplished, on top of a significant amount of grading and brushing.
Thanks again to everyone for your support and enjoying our area.
The new tractor is polished up and put away until next season. Without the club currently having a barn, our club president was nice enough to let us store it in his until we hopefully get one built before next winter... #straitsareaIt's freezing rain and I'm looking at more grass and mud than I am snow. The season is over for our area. A big THANK YOU to everyone who has supported us throughout this season. The encouraging comments and thumbs up from riders have made it worth the work. It's been an eventful season from start to finish, and it's only getting better. Everyone is super happy to have gotten a new tractor in time to get some use out of it before the snow left, and it has everyone excited for next year already. Even though the snowmobile season has ended, we will still be working throughout the year on much needed trail maintenance. We have some big projects that need to get accomplished, on top of a significant amount of grading and brushing.
Thanks again to everyone for your support and enjoying our area.
The new tractor is polished up and put away until next season. Without the club currently having a barn, our club president was nice enough to let us store it in his until we hopefully get one built before next winter
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STRAITS AREA UPDATE via Straits Area Snowmobile Club - Its freezing rain and Im looking at more grass and mud than I am snow. The season is over for our area. A big THANK YOU to everyone who has supported us throughout this season. The encouraging comments and thumbs up from riders have made it worth the work. Its been an eventful season from start to finish, and its only getting better. Everyone is super happy to have gotten a new tractor in time to get some use out of it before the snow left, and it has everyone excited for next year already. Even though the snowmobile season has ended, we will still be working throughout the year on much needed trail maintenance. We have some big projects that need to get accomplished, on top of a significant amount of grading and brushing. 
Thanks again to everyone for your support and enjoying our area. 
The new tractor is polished up and put away until next season. Without the club currently having a barn, our club president was nice enough to let us store it in his until we hopefully get one built before next winter... #straitsarea

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a big thanks from the Dyna-tek performance crew, trails were great this year, got off to a slow start but they went the full distance , be back again next season

Wednesday March 30th, 2022 - 10:33 am

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WEATHER UPDATE via US National Weather Service Gaylord Michigan - Active weather continues through Friday. Primarily freezing rain this morning before precipitation turns over to all rain from southwest to northeast across northern Michigan during the day. Icing may continue across parts of the eastern UP into tonight. Gusty southeast winds, when combined with icing, could easily cause some sporadic power outages. Precipitation is expected to transition to snow on Thursday.
Note: this graphic does not include icing prior to 8 AM... #MIWeather #gaylord #CADILLAC #traversecity #petoskey #straitsarea #Soo #newberryActive weather continues through Friday. Primarily freezing rain this morning before precipitation turns over to all rain from southwest to northeast across northern Michigan during the day. Icing may continue across parts of the eastern UP into tonight. Gusty southeast winds, when combined with icing, could easily cause some sporadic power outages. Precipitation is expected to transition to snow on Thursday.

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WEATHER UPDATE via US National Weather Service Gaylord Michigan - Active weather continues through Friday. Primarily freezing rain this morning before precipitation turns over to all rain from southwest to northeast across northern Michigan during the day. Icing may continue across parts of the eastern UP into tonight. Gusty southeast winds, when combined with icing, could easily cause some sporadic power outages. Precipitation is expected to transition to snow on Thursday.
Note: this graphic does not include icing prior to 8 AM... #miweather #gaylord #cadillac #traversecity #petoskey #straitsarea #soo #newberry

Wednesday March 30th, 2022 - 10:30 am

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WEATHER UPDATE via US National Weather Service Marquette Michigan - Expect this morning's freezing rain and sleet to transition to rain by this afternoon. From there, precip transitions back to freezing rain and sleet before becoming all snow. Heavy wet snow and additional ice accumulation will be possible tonight and Thursday. Strong winds may also result in some power outages... #MIWeather #keweenaw #westernup #marquette #munising #Seney #newberry #Soo #straitsarea ... See MoreSee Less

WEATHER UPDATE via US National Weather Service Marquette Michigan - Expect this mornings freezing rain and sleet to transition to rain by this afternoon. From there, precip transitions back to freezing rain and sleet before becoming all snow. Heavy wet snow and additional ice accumulation will be possible tonight and Thursday. Strong winds may also result in some power outages... #miweather #keweenaw #westernup #marquette #munising #seney #newberry #soo #straitsareaImage attachment

Tuesday March 29th, 2022 - 12:06 pm

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WEATHER UPDATE via TV6 & FOX UP - After the wintry mix comes the heavy snow on Thursday through Friday! #miweather #keweenaw #westernup #marquette #munising #seney #newberry #soo #straitsareaAfter the wintry mix comes the heavy snow on Thursday through Friday! ... See MoreSee Less

WEATHER UPDATE via TV6 & FOX UP - After the wintry mix comes the heavy snow on Thursday through Friday! #miweather #keweenaw #westernup #marquette #munising #seney #newberry #soo #straitsarea

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My snowmobile has a motor that doesn't want to turn off yet for the year 🤔

Nick Watson one more rip?

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Chris Kemp Shawn Arand wanna say screw it and go tomorrow and Thursday lol

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Tuesday March 29th, 2022 - 10:29 am

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WEATHER UPDATE via US National Weather Service Marquette Michigan - Expecting a quiet start today. Tonight though, a storm system lifts toward the region, bringing a wave of mostly sleet and freezing rain to the region. Expect precip to switch over to rain during the day Wednesday, and then back to snow by Thursday. Hazardous driving conditions are expected tonight and some power outages will be possible... #MIWeather #keweenaw #westernup #marquette #munising #Seney #newberry #Soo #straitsarea ... See MoreSee Less

WEATHER UPDATE via US National Weather Service Marquette Michigan - Expecting a quiet start today. Tonight though, a storm system lifts toward the region, bringing a wave of mostly sleet and freezing rain to the region. Expect precip to switch over to rain during the day Wednesday, and then back to snow by Thursday.  Hazardous driving conditions are expected tonight and some power outages will be possible... #miweather #keweenaw #westernup #marquette #munising #seney #newberry #soo #straitsareaImage attachment

Monday March 28th, 2022 - 7:44 pm

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WEATHER UPDATE via US National Weather Service Marquette Michigan - Tonight's weather will be benign, with mostly clear skies and low temperatures in the single digits across the Upper Peninsula.
Attention turns to a messy winter storm starting Tuesday night. As the initial warm front approaches, the expected progression of precipitation will be starting as sleet and freezing rain. Throughout Wednesday, freezing rain will turn into rain, but the precipitation is expected to change rapidly Wednesday night from rain to sleet to snow. This is a complex system and minor changes in temperatures and the timing of its arrival will have impacts on what type of precipitation falls, so continue to monitor the forecast for such changes. Regardless of the details, some power outages are possible especially in areas of freezing rain and wind, and travel could be hazardous in many areas.... #MIWeather #keweenaw #westernup #marquette #munising #Seney #newberry #Soo #straitsarea
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WEATHER UPDATE via US National Weather Service Marquette Michigan - Tonights weather will be benign, with mostly clear skies and low temperatures in the single digits across the Upper Peninsula. 
Attention turns to a messy winter storm starting Tuesday night. As the initial warm front approaches, the expected progression of precipitation will be starting as sleet and freezing rain. Throughout Wednesday, freezing rain will turn into rain, but the precipitation is expected to change rapidly Wednesday night from rain to sleet to snow. This is a complex system and minor changes in temperatures and the timing of its arrival will have impacts on what type of precipitation falls, so continue to monitor the forecast for such changes. Regardless of the details, some power outages are possible especially in areas of freezing rain and wind, and travel could be hazardous in many areas.... #miweather #keweenaw #westernup #marquette #munising #seney #newberry #soo #straitsareaImage attachment

Monday March 28th, 2022 - 7:41 pm

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WEATHER UPDATE via US National Weather Service Gaylord Michigan - Tuesday night's event is going to start with snowfall, but overnight will turn to freezing rain. After the icing event Wednesday morning, rainfall will hit the area during the day accompanied with strong winds. You will need to take precautions due to iced over surfaces and strong winds that could cause hazards and power outages! ... #MIWeather #gaylord #CADILLAC #traversecity #petoskey #straitsarea #Soo #newberryTuesday night's event is going to start with snowfall, but overnight will turn to freezing rain. After the icing event Wednesday morning, rainfall will hit the area during the day accompanied with strong winds. You will need to take precautions due to iced over surfaces and strong winds that could cause hazards and power outages! ... See MoreSee Less

WEATHER UPDATE via US National Weather Service Gaylord Michigan - Tuesday nights event is going to start with snowfall, but overnight will turn to freezing rain. After the icing event Wednesday morning, rainfall will hit the area during the day accompanied with strong winds. You will need to take precautions due to iced over surfaces and strong winds that could cause hazards and power outages! ... #miweather #gaylord #cadillac #traversecity #petoskey #straitsarea #soo #newberry

Monday March 28th, 2022 - 11:43 am

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WEATHER UPDATE via US National Weather Service Marquette Michigan - Scattered lake effect snow showers will linger over the eastern counties this morning, tapering off by this afternoon. Conditions have improved along M-28, but continue to use caution. Blowing snow could still reduce visibilities this morning. Temperatures today will top off in the low to upper 20s with some 30s to the south as sunshine prevails this afternoon. But, the quiet weather will only last through tomorrow when focus quickly shifts to the approaching winter storm... #MIWeather #keweenaw #westernup #marquette #munising #Seney #newberry #Soo #straitsareaScattered lake effect snow showers will linger over the eastern counties this morning, tapering off by this afternoon. Conditions have improved along M-28, but continue to use caution. Blowing snow could still reduce visibilities this morning. Temperatures today will top off in the low to upper 20s with some 30s to the south as sunshine prevails this afternoon. But, the quiet weather will only last through tomorrow when focus quickly shifts to the approaching winter storm. ... See MoreSee Less

WEATHER UPDATE via US National Weather Service Marquette Michigan - Scattered lake effect snow showers will linger over the eastern counties this morning, tapering off by this afternoon.  Conditions have improved along M-28, but continue to use caution.  Blowing snow could still reduce visibilities this morning.  Temperatures today will top off in the low to upper 20s with some 30s to the south as sunshine prevails this afternoon.  But, the quiet weather will only last through tomorrow when focus quickly shifts to the approaching winter storm... #miweather #keweenaw #westernup #marquette #munising #seney #newberry #soo #straitsarea
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