Long Range Outlook – Maple Syrup Weekend

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Above is the current snow depth for the CONUS.  Lots of snow on the ground in Canada, New England and the Rockies.


Below are the CPC guesses for the next four weeks – with the exception of a brief warmup next week we could continue in a pattern of below normal temperatures through mid April.  Many of the models are pointing to this holding true.

 


The weather has been good for the maple syrup production this year as we are expecting record amounts.  Below is the list of Maple Syrup Festivals around Michigan for this weekend.  It will be a great weekend to go out and enjoy traveling to the various farms to see the syrup harvested and processed.  Make sure you get some to go as there is nothing better than real maple syrup to go on your pancakes….


Woods Farm

Joe & Bobbi Woods

12646 Hickin Rd
Rapid City, MI 49676
231-322-2897

web: out-of-the-woodsfarm.com

March 24th & 25th – 10am to 4pm

From light in Elk Rapids, go east on Ames St which turns into Cherry Ave about 8 miles, heading south on Cherry Ave, turn left on Hickin Rd. 1/2 mile on left From Torch River Bridge go north on West Torchlake Dr. continue as it turns west and becomes Hickin Rd. on Right 1/2 mile past Western Ave. Watch for signs.


Britt Family Pure Maple Syrup

Bill & Cyndie Britt

155 N. Greenwood Rd
Tawas City, MI 48763
989-362-0084

web: brittmaplesyrup.com

March 24th – 10am to 4pm

March 25th – 12pm – 4pm

Visitors welcome anytime, call first please

5 miles east of the intersection of M-55 & M-65 on M-55 or 10 miles west of Tawas City on M-55


Griner Family Sugar Bush

Scott Griner

21742 Read Rd.
Copemish, MI 49635
231-276-6200

March 24th Only – 10am to 4pm

From the intersection of M 115 and Marilla Rd,. head North on Marilla Rd. to Read Rd. approx. 1/2 mile then turn east (Right) on Read Rd. approx. 1/2 mile.


Ron’s Pure Maple Syrup – Reetz Family Sugar Bush

Debbi Thomas

133 N. Campbell Rd.
West Branch, MI 48661
989-329-7069

web: www.ronspuremaplesyrup.com

March 24th & 25th – 10am to 4pm

From the north, M-33 South to Peters Rd. Turn right (west) and go 1 mile to stop sigh and turn right (north). Go Approx. 1/4 mile and you will see signs to the west into the sugar bush. From the south, M-33 South to Peters Rd. Turn left (west) and go 1 mile to stop sigh and turn right (north). Go Approx. 1/4 mile and you will see signs to the west into the sugar bush. Then 1 mile west to Campbell and 1/2 mile north on Campbell Rd.


4D Acre Farm

Nathan & Sally Delke

11173 Co. Rd. 451
Hawks, MI 49743
989-766-8866

March 24th & 25th – 10am to 6pm

South of Hawks 3 mi. to the corner of CR 451 (F-21) and CR 634. From Hillman take CR 451 (F-21) N 13 mi. to farm on right.


Maple Dale Farm

Dale Forrester

5785 Gamble Rd.
Atlanta, MI 49709
269-625-6738

March 24th Only – 10am to 6pm

Web: www.mapledalefarm.com

South of Hawks 3 mi. to the corner of CR 451 (F-21) and CR 634. From Hillman take CR 451 (F-21) N 13 mi. to farm on right.


Bonz Beach Farm

Gary Shepherd

20706 Bonz Beach Hwy.
Onaway, MI 49765
989-326-0895

Mar 31- April 1 & April 7-8

At the north end of M211, to the right 1000 ft., just to the east of Onaway State Park.

Delaney’s Wood Fired Maple Syrup

Sean Delaney

1050 Grandjean Rd
Rose City, MI 48654
989-820-9958

March 24th & 25th – 10am to 4pm

3 1/2 miles south of Rose City, just off M-33, watch for the signs


Miller Bros. Maple Products

Daniel & Paul Miller

295 W Kneeland Rd.
Mio, MI 48647
989-826-5073

March 24th Only – 10pm to 4pm

Go 3 Miles north from light in Mio, turn left (west) onto
Kittle Rd., go 1 mile to Gerber Rd. and turn right and go 1/2 mile to 3rd place on left. (watch for signs)


Ed’s Maple Syrup

Eddie Troyer

781 N Abbe Rd
Fairview, MI 48621
989-370-6143

March 24th Only – 10am to 4pm

1 1/2 miles south of blinker in Fairview on west side of road.


Sweet Success Sugarbush

Abe Schmucker

1442 N Galbraith Rd
Mio, MI 48697
989-826-3160

March 24th Only – 10am to 4pm

From the light in Mio, go North 4.75 miles, stay straight on N. Mt. Tom Rd. 1/2 mile to Miller Rd., turn left on Miller and go 2 mi. then turn left on Galbraith Rd. 2nd house on left.


Bates Maple Syrup

Fred & Cathi Bates

2800 N. Peterson Rd.
Ludington, MI 49431
231-907-0508

March 24th & 31st – 10am to 4pm

U.S. 10 at Jebavy Dr. turn North and go about 4 + or – miles
to Fisher Rd and turn East (only way the road goes). Drive
2 miles to Peterson Rd and turn North for 1/2 mile, farm on
right. From US 10 and Stiles Rd go North for about 4 miles
and turn West on Fisher, Drive about 2 miles to Peterson Rd
and turn North. There will be signs marking the way from both
directions.


Southwell Sugar Shack

Del Southwell

4750 Croy Lake Rd. NE
Mancelona, MI 49659
231-348-5542

March 24th Only – 10am to 4pm

Web: www.SouthwellSugarShack.com

Take 571 6 miles South of Mancelona then turn right on Croy Lake Rd. Go 1.4 miles on the left side of road. Or take 571 7 miles north of M72/571 intersection then turn left on Croy Lake Rd. and go 1.4 miles on left side of road


Highland Hills Maple Syrup

Scott VanPolen

6434 22 Mile Rd
Marion, MI 49665
231-590-7214

March 24th & 25th – 10am to 4pm

From M115 turn east on 20 Mile Rd going towards Marion.  Turn north on to 70th avenue and go 2 miles and turn east on 22 mile rd. We are located on the north side of the road.

From McBain turn south at the 4-way on Morey Rd. Turn south on 70th avenue and go 3 miles then turn east on 22 mile rd. We are located 1/2 mile on the north side of the road.

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ROCKY (Rockford)
ROCKY (Rockford)

Keep dreaming about a nice warm Spring! Get ready for SNOW over Spring Break and beyond!!

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Andy W
Andy W

So glad I’m gonna be in FLORIDA!!! Gonna be nice and WARM THERE!!! Love it!! Bring it!!!

Andy W
Andy W

Looks like 40’s here over spring break. So cold and no snow. Head south everyone!! Get outta the cold misery!!

https://weather.com/weather/tenday/l/USMI0344:1:US

ROCKY (Rockford)
ROCKY (Rockford)

What do we have here! More SNOW for SNOW country and it is moving South closer to GR! Who would have thought?

http://www.instantweathermaps.com/GFS-php/conussfc.php?run=2018032318&time=PER&var=ASNOWI&hour=384

Andy W
Andy W

Glad those maps are NEVER right!! Keep up the snow DROUGHT!!!

ROCKY (Rockford)
ROCKY (Rockford)

We are heading up to SNOW country for some great Spring skiing! INCREDIBLE!

Jack Edwards
Jack Edwards

Re Post…..
Jack Edwards
Hey SPACE CADETS….Here IS a List of UPCOMING ISS Flyovers.

  March 23          

  Satellite Rise time Direction to look Transit time Max elevation Magnitude

  ISS 09:45:47 pm SSW 09:48:58 25° -1.9 (very bright)

  March 24          

  Satellite Rise time Direction to look Transit time Max elevation Magnitude

  ISS 08:54:04 pm SSW 08:56:22 26° -1.9 (very bright)

  March 25          

  Satellite Rise time Direction to look Transit time Max elevation Magnitude

  ISS 09:37:38 pm WSW 09:40:56 75° -3.9 (very bright)

  March 26          

  Satellite Rise time Direction to look Transit time Max elevation Magnitude

  ISS 08:45:27 pm SSW 08:48:42 60° -3.6 (very bright)

  ISS 10:22:29 pm W 10:24:52 26° -2.0 (very bright)

  March 27          

  Satellite Rise time Direction to look Transit time Max elevation Magnitude

  ISS 09:29:52 pm W 09:32:59 38° -2.8 (very bright)

  March 28          

  Satellite Rise time Direction to look Transit time Max elevation Magnitude

  ISS 08:37:24 pm WSW 08:40:40 61° -3.7 (very bright)
Happy fryDAY….andvHappy

Slim

So far March 2018 mean temperature is 32.5° (-1.4°) it has been dry as only 0.51” of rain and melted snow has fallen there has been 4.9” of snow fall this month. While it looks like Grand Rapids will add to the rain fall total it still looks like we will not make 60° or better if that happens it would be only the 20 time in the last 80 years that it did not reach 60 or better in March.
Slim

Andy W
Andy W

Slim, looks like we’ve gone below average for winter snowfall now. Is that correct??

Mookie
Mookie

Correct, March snowfall is significantly below average for the month and we are now below average for the season as well.

Slim

March average for the 1980/2010 is 8.1″ in the last 30 years the average is 7.5″ at this time it looks like this year will end up at the current 4.9″ the all time range for March is between 0″ in 1910 and 36.0″ in 1965 the average April snow fall is just under 2″ with a range of between 0″ in 1998 and 15.6″ in 1961 and it has snowed in May in the past. BTW since 1900 the total seasonal snow fall average in Grand Rapids is 66.6″
Slim

Slim

Yes but only by about 2″ or so. And it depends on what 30 year average you use. The seasonal average using the 1980/2010 average the seasonal snow fall for Grand Rapids is 73.9″ but using the last 30 years the average is 77.4″ so far this year Grand Rapids total snow fall is at 71.7″
We will have to wait until later in the spring to see how the season ends up as we still have several more weeks where it could snow.
Slim

Mookie
Mookie

100% sunshine yesterday! This 2 week sunny stretch is extraordinary for March in Michigan. Another sunny weekend upcoming with no snow in sight. I love it!

ROCKY (Rockford)
ROCKY (Rockford)
Mookie
Mookie

What happened to your big snow storm this week? You were wrong again

Sandy (Hudsonville)
Sandy (Hudsonville)

I think it is time for you to get out the golf clubs. Have a great day & enjoy the sunshine,

Mark (East Lansing)
Mark (East Lansing)

It’s going to be a great season for maple syrup. As long as we get some precipitation, the fruit should flourish too.

Slim

yes it looks to be a great year for the maple syrup in Michigan and it should be that way in the east as well.
Slim