Busy day and the camera did not come out.  I hear that the crappies and Perch were biting quite well today still at the famous fishing hole.  Nobody brought pics back today though so you will just have to believe it.  I copied below the rumbelings I have been hearing about a snowstorm early next week.  I coped www.johndee.com forecast.  It is backed up by the National Weather Service.  The ski trails have been in good to excellent shape, snowmobile in good to fair condition.  If this pans out the condtions should be the best of the winter.  I have 5 cabins left for next weekend so don’t wait to long

Friday, February 05, 2010


Snows will fall in much of the Midwest today and tonight and much of the region looks to see snows early next week, with totals increased with that event for much of the region. Cold air will dry things out and lead to some LES the second half of next week.


Snows and some rains will continue to fall across much of the region today. In MN, IA, northern MO, northern IL and southwest WI, snows of around 1-2″ look to fall in the next 24 hours, with some locales seeing a bit more than 2″ occur. In areas like southern IL, most of IN and OH, rains will be changing to snow and totals of 2-5″ look to fall, although a solid 4-8″ looks to fall in far southeast IL as well as into the southern 2/3rds of IN and OH, with some locales in southeast OH seeing more than 8″ fall by around midday tomorrow.

About the only areas to not see much in the way of snow occur with this event will be upper and lower MI and the far northern sections of WI.

Things then look to quiet down for most of the weekend, with just a bit of LES possible in the UP and NWL MI as some cooler starts to bleed in from the north. Winds look to be generally out of the north, so most areas from Ironwood to Paradise stand the chance to see a bit of light snow fall, but totals look to be around an inch, maybe two every 24 hours.

By later in the weekend, the next system will start to spread some snows into the western Midwest. This next system will actually be two nearly separate systems that will eventually join forces by early next week. The models are in pretty good agreement on things and it looks like this system will bring some fairly respectable snows to just about everyone in the Midwest. It is still a little early to be putting full faith into the details, but right now it looks like one will be hard pressed to find a spot in the Midwest that does not see at least 4″ of snow occur and there could be quite a few locales that see as much as 6-8″ fall (including the snow starved Northwoods) and places like the lake snow belts and some areas of the OH River Valley could see 8″+ fall with this event.

Temps for the next day or two will be running average to a bit above. The Northwoods will see 20’s for highs, with lows in the single digits. The rest of the northern Midwest will stay below freezing all week, with the freeze line sitting along or just to the south of I-80. As we work through the weekend, some cooler air will start to move in. Nothing too cold too out of hand, but highs in the Northwoods will likely drop into the teens, with 20’s down to I-80 and 30’s south of that.


Things look to quiet down across the Midwest by later Tuesday night or early Wednesday and then look to remain quiet in the majority of the Midwest into the end of next week.

The potential for some meaningful snows in LES belts still exists for Wednesday into early Thursday before that activity quiets down.

Temps next week look to run below average. Highs in the Northwoods look to run in the teens and low 20’s, with highs elsewhere in the 20’s to low 30’s. The freeze line next week should be sitting in the far southern Midwest.