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Metro Detroit Sinks Back Into Chilly Temps; Snow Hits Up North

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DETROIT (WWJ) Think it’s cold in metro Detroit this morning? Temperatures were near 30 degrees in many local communities — but look on the bright side.

In the Upper Peninsula — they’re watching it snow.

Greg Peterson at Roy’s Pasties and Bakery in Houghton says the weather can’t seem to make up its mind.

“It was 70 degrees for a couple of days in a row, then the weather would turn again,” Peterson said. “Last year, we had a snow storm April 19 to a blizzard and that seemed pretty late in the year — and it was. This year it’s not one to let go.”

The high in Houghton Friday is 40 degrees, so the snow won’t stick.

Still, it’s not something anyone wants to wake up to on May 16.

“It’s a gloomy sight,” Peterson said.

According to weather experts at nearby Michigan Tech University, the last of winter’s record-breaking snow just melted away last week. The National Weather Service said the 2013-2014 season is officially the snowiest on record in metro Detroit with 94.8 inches.

It was even more dramatic in northern Michigan, with Gaylord reporting 176 inches, and Petoskey struggling through 122.8 inches total in 2013-2014.

Even die-hard Yoopers are tired of the white stuff.

“We’ve all had enough of it,” Peterson said. “The waterways are open and everybody wants to go fishing and everything else and no one wants to do that in the snow, that’s for sure.”

Get your complete local weather forecast HERE.

 

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