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So Cold A Sky, Upper Michigan Weather Stories Perfect Paperback – April 22, 2006
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"So Cold A Sky" is an absolute treasure! This text gives us extraordinary insight into the...region's legendary and incredibly challenging weather. This book...(is a)...must read. To those who embark on this journey thru history, you're in for quite a ride." ---Tom Skilling, AMS Fellow and chief meteorologist,WGN-TV Chicago
"A fine piece of Upper Peninsula history on a topic -weather- that is just (now) being written about. Everyone will find it useful and informative." ---Russ Magnaghi,Professor of History, Northern Michigan University
About the Author
Karl Bohnak has forecasted the weather on WLUC-TV6, Marquette since 1988. His broadcasting career spans four decades, beginning with a small radio station in central New Hampshire in search of New England snowstorms. In his first book, he combines his love of history and weather in this entertaining chronicle of how weather has affected the inhabitants of this unique climatic region.
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Northern Michigan surrounded by some of the Great Lakes gets severe weather and it was so interesting a
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Weather has played SUCH an important role in U.P. history. How deep does the snow get, and where do the deer yard up? How long is the growing season, and the shipping season? How much food and fuel is needed for winter survival? Karl draws on treasures like shipwreck stories, hardships experienced by prospectors, landlookers, miners, and the detailed diaries of Father Frederic Baraga, the Snowshoe Priest.
Karl loves snow and has been able to spend his professional career in an ideal spot for snow-lovers. He grew up in Milwaukee, an area of unreliable snow, and studied meterology at the University of Wisconsin in Madison.