Keweenaw Peninsula Surpasses 300 Inches of Snow for Season

The Keweenaw Peninsula reached a milestone this week when its seasonal snowfall surpassed 300 inches.

The peninsula received 16 inches of snow on Tuesday and Wednesday, which raised the winter total to 300.5 inches, according to the Keweenaw County Road Commission.

The peninsula has not seen 300 inches of snow since winter 2018-2019 when 317 inches fell.

Last winter, the peninsula saw 188 inches of snow, which is 112 inches less than this winter.

An average winter in the region yields 270 inches of snow with 30 to 40 inches falling in March and April.

The snowfall total is expected to climb but will likely fall short of setting a record.

The snowiest winter in Keweenaw history came in 1978-1979 with 356 inches of snow.