Today in History for February 27th



Climate records for today:


Highest temp recorded: 47 degrees F
Lowest temp recorded: -15 degrees F
Average high temp for today: 29 degrees F
Average low temp for today: 10 degrees F
Highest Snowdepth measured for today: 40 inches
Highest Snow fall measured for today: 8.8 inches
Average data is based on 34 to 35 years (1971 to 2005) at Marquette Airport and WFO Marquette, Negaunee, MI.
Record data is based on 50 years (1961 to 2011) at Marquette Airport and WFO Marquette, Negaunee, MI.

Today in the UP:


Record precipitation

On February 27, 1996, a daily record snow water equivalent fell at WFO Marquette of 0.57 inches.


Heavy snow

On February 27, 2005, a storm system tracking from the High Plains into the Lower Midwest brought heavy synoptic snow to portions of west and central Upper Michigan. Some higher terrain locations along Lake Superior received heavy lake effect snow behind the storm on the 28th into March 1st. Twelve hour snow totals on the 27th included 16 inches at Lake Linden in Houghton County, 12 inches at Herman in Baraga County, 9 inches at Rockland in Ontonagon County and 8 inches at Champion and Skandia in Marquette County.


Blizzard

On February 27, 2009, an intense low pressure system tracking from the Plains into the Lower Great Lakes brought widespread heavy snow and blowing snow to Upper Michigan on the 26th and 27th. Blizzard conditions occurred over Marquette and Alger County from the evening of the 26th into early afternoon on the 27th. A widespread five to eight inches of total snow was reported across Delta County. North winds gusting to 30 mph at times also caused considerable blowing and drifting of snow. Schools throughout Delta County were closed on the 27th. Storm total snowfall amounts around six inches were reported in Menominee. Northeast winds gusting to 40 mph at times caused considerable blowing and drifting of snow with occasional whiteout conditions on the evening of the 26th. Schools throughout Menominee County were cancelled on the 27th. Observers measured five to six inches of total snowfall from Rockland to Ontonagon and also in Manistique. North winds gusting to 30 mph at times also caused some blowing and drifting of snow. Storm spotter snowfall totals included 8.5 inches at Painesdale, 6.5 inches near Twin Lakes and around 5 inches at Houghton and Freda. North winds gusting over 30 mph at times also caused considerable blowing and drifting of snow. Morning classes were cancelled at the Keweenaw-Houghton Area Schools on the 27th.




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