Snow disappearing in West Michigan, hanging on Up North

Nearly 3 feet on the ground in parts of the U.P.
Posted at 5:17 PM, Mar 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-11 22:05:09-04

The mild weather we've had for the beginning of March has melted the snow away in most areas, but northern and upper Michigan still have plenty on the ground if you're looking for a late season ski or snowmobile trip.

Here is a look at the latest snow-depth reports — which are taken around sunrise every morning — from across the state and other parts of the Great Lakes region.


As you can see, up to 2 feet of snow can be seen in some of the bigger towns in the Upper Peninsula. There are some places, however, that have closer to 3 feet on the ground! For example, the latest snow depth at the National Weather Service Office about 8 miles west of Marquette reported 34 inches on the ground this morning.

All of this snow remains on the ground despite highs that have been well above freezing in recent days and will likely stay on the ground for a while despite continued mild temperatures for tomorrow.


Colder temperatures will return this weekend across the state, including highs in the lower 40s for most of West Michigan. However, no major snow storms are on the horizon here or in any other part of the state over the next seven days.