Weather Channel's Jim Cantore Visits KRC
The Weather Channel's Jim Cantore (shown in this undated Weather Channel photo) visited the Keweenaw Peninsula yesterday, spending time at Michigan Tech's Keweenaw Research Center.
Cantore, who has been with the cable channel for nearly 30 years, was at the KRC test track where Michelin has been conducting winter tire testing.
Michelin has been testing tires at the KRC since 1985. They do it to learn more about tire performance under winter driving conditions, so they can apply what they learn to future tires to keep consumers safe.
"The fact that Houghton gets more than 210 inches per year makes it a perfect place for Michelin to test in extreme weather," a Michelin spokesperson says.
In addition to his Weather Channel reports from the KRC, Cantore spent time with Upper Peninsula media.