Combo Punch: More snow to follow Sunday night’s blow

Garrett Neese/Daily Mining Gazette City of Houghton employee Mark Adams piles snow in a lot off of Evergreen Drive after Sunday night’s snow storm. Up to 8 inches fell on parts of the Keweenaw Peninsula overnight.

HOUGHTON — After weeks of relatively quiet, a storm dumping heavy, wet snow hit the Copper Country on Sunday night, dumping up to 8 inches of snow on Monday morning.

While a low-pressure system is situated over Lake Winnipeg, a warm front coming from the southeast bringing warmer-than-normal conditions, said Jim Salzwedel, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Marquette.

“That’s why some portions of the Keweenaw (got less),” he said. “Jacobsville was on the warming side of it.”

The 8 inches landed in the Atlantic Mine area, while Houghton/Hancock got between 5 and 6 inches, Salzwedel said. Chassell received 4 inches; a comparatively slight 2 inches fell on Jacobsville.

A second round of snow showers on Tuesday should deposit about another inch of snow during the day. As temperatures fall Tuesday night, there should be another 1 to 3 inches — 2 to 4 in higher terrain with windy conditions. Gusts Tuesday night may reach 35 mph.

“It could be blowing around pretty good,” Salzwedel said.