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Winter Storm Hits the U.P.

Andrew Norton

Despite the balmy weather of the past few days, winter is still trying to stick around. The western Upper Peninsula was slammed with their worst storm of the season on Monday. Around southwest Michigan we saw colder temps and a skiff of snow, but that didn't keep the Robins from coming back. I started seeing them last week and I keep seeing more and more of them. Check this out if you missed my previous article about removing the Robin as our official state bird.

I have even heard reports that the "peepers" have been singing although the recent cold spell might tone that down for a while. The "peepers" are those frogs you hear at night with their incessant "peeping" sounds they make. I am not sure what the technical name for them is, I have always known them as "peepers"

I had to laugh when I saw this headline in the Mining Journal out of Marquette - "Holy wah! Winter's empire strikes back." For anyone who has ever been to the U.P. or heard any songs by "The Yoopers" you will find that some folks north of the bridge tend to say "holy wah" as an exclamation like when we say "holy cow!" Anyway, the article has all of the details on that huge snowstorm that dumped up to two feet in some areas.

Think spring!