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Trace of snow and sleet recorded today. Enough to turn the leaves all white and cover vehicle hoods.

Another 1/2 inch of snow today in my backyard, now up to a whopping 8.5" on the season.   We are getting nickel and dimed like crazy here and we are currently under our season average at this point by

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I get to add 3.1 inches from yesterday bringing my season total to 19.5.  Season average is 18 inches.  I will have to do some checking but I don't think I've had many winters with temps this far above average with above average snowfall.  

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I get to add 3.1 inches from yesterday bringing my season total to 19.5.  Season average is 18 inches.  I will have to do some checking but I don't think I've had many winters with temps this far above average with above average snowfall.  

:lol: Go figure right......

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Snowfall as of today:  Feb, 2021: 41.2"

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3" is the official snow fall report for GRR for yesterday. Most of that must have melted on contact as this morning the report 1" on the ground. Here at my house there is just under 1" on the ground but will call it 1". Now with that 3" at the airport Grand Rapids is now at 3.8" for February. 29.6" since December 1st and for the season Grand Rapids is now at 36.4" of course this is well below average for this date. Here are some snow fall amounts from around Michigan from yesterdays big (Snow Storm) note some are 2 day totals. Lansing 3.6”. Flint 3.5”. Detroit 2.5”. Saginaw 1.5” Muskegon 1”. At this time most of the locations in Norther Lower Michigan are now also below average in snow fall with only West Branch reporting above snow fall as of the date (note West Branch has a very low snow fall amount not sure how good their records are)

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ORD officially picked up 2.6" from the past system bringing the season total just past the 20" mark (20.7").  Nickel 'N Diming our way towards the seasonal average.  As some have said on here, it doesn't feel like it bc of the quick melt offs.

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26.7" with the 1.6" from y-day. The brown spots (from the 55F early in the week) are again covered with a good 4" on the ground. Normal through this date is 22.7" and last year through FEB 7th-- was 23.0".

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Added 4.8" which gives me a total of 33.0" so far this season for Macomb, w the 3 day snow going on (and still snowing from LES streamers, previously from Lake Huron and now from LM )and will most likely update this number by Monday as more accumulating snows develop. Impressive. Getting closer to my average which is 47". Wow, what a turn around.

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Snowfall as of today:  Feb, 2021: 41.2"

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Added 4.8" which gives me a total of 33.0" so far this season for Macomb, w the 3 day snow going on (and still snowing from LES streamers, previously from Lake Huron and now from LM )and will most likely update this number by Monday as more accumulating snows develop. Impressive. Getting closer to my average which is 47". Wow, what a turn around.

 

Fact check! You sure about that?  :P  :lol:

 

20200208 Macomb MI annual snowfall.PNG

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Winter 2020-21 Snow Total = 35.1"  Largest Storm: 10.2" (2/15-16)        Oct: 0.0 Nov: 1.5 Dec: 3.6 Jan: 10.0 Feb: 20.0 Mar: 0.0 Apr: 0.0

 

Annual avg for mby = 49.7"  Avg for last 10 seasons = 58.4" (118% of normal)

2019-20 = 48.0"  2018-19 = 56.1"  2017-18 = 68.3"   2016-17 = 52"   2015-16 = 57.4"   2014-15 = 55.3"   2013-14 = 100.6" (coldest & snowiest in the modern record!)  2012-13 = 47.2"   2011-12 = 43.7"

 

Legit Blizzards (high winds and dbl digit snows): Feb 2011, Dec 2009, Jan 2005, Dec 2000, Jan 1999, Mar 1998, Nov 1989, Jan 1982, Jan 1978, Jan 1977, Apr 1975, Mar 1973, Jan 1967, Feb 1965, Jan 1918

 

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Fact check! You sure about that?  :P  :lol:

 

attachicon.gif20200208 Macomb MI annual snowfall.PNG

For Locations in Macomb county (not a location known for snow fall in fact just the opposite) any way Mt Clemons average snow fall 34.3" Gross point only 28.7" that is the least in the whole state of Michigan. And to the west Pontiac 34.8" Not sure where Niko lives but the village of Mocomb is between  23 and 26 mile roads. So far this winter season Mt Clemons no longer keeps snow fall records. At Gross Point they have only had 18.5" as of yesterday and at Pontiac they are now at 26.2" for the season. Like I said I do not know where Niko lives but but these are the closes official snow fall totals.

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OK now for the official snow fall totals at GRR with the 1" of new snow yesterday (and before the snow that fell this AM) Grand Rapids is now at 4.8" for February. 30.6" since December 1st and for the season the total is now at 37.4" and of course this is still well below average for this date.

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BTW one more county to the north Lapeer county has a average of 47.5" 

 

Being a native of Genesee county, there has always been that significant gradient between the N burbs of Detroit, and the next tier of counties north.  

 

:o :blink: My bad! Good find amigo! Not sure where I had seen that 47" mark nearby. Anyways, even better as this brings me closer to my average and very soon, I will exceed my Winter season snowfall and be AN.  :lol:  ;)

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Winter 2020-21 Snow Total = 35.1"  Largest Storm: 10.2" (2/15-16)        Oct: 0.0 Nov: 1.5 Dec: 3.6 Jan: 10.0 Feb: 20.0 Mar: 0.0 Apr: 0.0

 

Annual avg for mby = 49.7"  Avg for last 10 seasons = 58.4" (118% of normal)

2019-20 = 48.0"  2018-19 = 56.1"  2017-18 = 68.3"   2016-17 = 52"   2015-16 = 57.4"   2014-15 = 55.3"   2013-14 = 100.6" (coldest & snowiest in the modern record!)  2012-13 = 47.2"   2011-12 = 43.7"

 

Legit Blizzards (high winds and dbl digit snows): Feb 2011, Dec 2009, Jan 2005, Dec 2000, Jan 1999, Mar 1998, Nov 1989, Jan 1982, Jan 1978, Jan 1977, Apr 1975, Mar 1973, Jan 1967, Feb 1965, Jan 1918

 

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With Grand Rapids official 3.6” of snow fall yesterday Grand Rapids is now at 10.1” for February. That is above average for the first 9 days of February. There is a very good chance that February will end up with above average snow fall for the whole month. Since December 1st Grand Rapids has now had 35.9” of snow fall and for the season GRR is now at 42.7” In the last 30 years the lowest seasonal total are 51.2” in the winter of 2011/12. 54.5” in 1999/00 and 59.8” in 1997/98. The most snow fall at GRR in the last 30 years has been 116.0” in 2013/14. 107.0” in 2007/08. 105.2” in 2001/02 with 104.9” in 2008/09 just behind that. So far this February is still much warmer than average with a mean of 30.2° and that is a departure of +5.2°

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https://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=dtx&product=RTP&issuedby=DTX&format=ci&version=1

 

 

2.1" fell yesterday. Puts me at 35.0" for the season.

 

 

If it were not for the 2 big snowstorms I had: 1. Vet Day snowstorm (12.8") and 2. January 17-18th (11.0"), my totals would have been at 11.2" :lol:

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Snowfall as of today:  Feb, 2021: 41.2"

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Hey all!  Here's my updated snow totals organized to highlight what a garbage winter it has become for MBY:

 

Oct 30 - Dec 15 (47 days):  6.3"    (*includes 4.4" on Dec 14)

Dec 16 - Feb 10 (57 days):  2.7"

 

Total: 9.0"  (1981-2010 seasonal normal: 17.8")

 

So a fairly decent start through Dec 15 turned into next to nothing as we moved into the heart of winter.

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  • 20-21 snowfalls >=3": (Jan 1 - 4.5"); Season total (12.4")
  • 20-21 monthly: Oct (0.6"); Nov (Trace); Dec (Trace); Jan (7.6"); Feb (4.2"); Mar (Trace)
  • 20-21 temps: Oct(-3.2); Nov (+4.8); Dec (+4.5); Jan (+5.1); Feb (-11.3); Mar (+5.0)
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Hey all!  Here's my updated snow totals organized to highlight what a garbage winter it has become for MBY:

 

Oct 30 - Dec 15 (47 days):  6.3"    (*includes 4.4" on Dec 14)

Dec 16 - Feb 10 (57 days):  2.7"

 

Total: 9.0"  (1981-2010 seasonal normal: 17.8")

 

So a fairly decent start through Dec 15 turned into next to nothing as we moved into the heart of winter.

Yep, we can all thank the +EPO for this.

Snowfall as of today:  Feb, 2021: 41.2"

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I saw there was snow down in the north Atlanta suburbs a few days ago and they've now had more snow than Philly and D.C. this winter

Wow..didn't know that. Thanks for that info. That is just crazy. Goes to show you how deranged this Winter has been.

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Snowfall as of today:  Feb, 2021: 41.2"

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Took in an even 4 inches yesterday bringing me to 23.5 inches for the season and 5 inches over my season average. Fingers crossed that I can keep adding to my total, lets see what the 21st has in store.

Awesome.... ;)

 

As for the 21st, it will be the usual..slopfest to rain near 40F and then, turning colder behind the storm.

 

Story of this pathetic Winter. Think about it, had i not received those 2 big snowstorms totals, right now, I would have been at 12 or 14 inches of snow. Heck, you woulda had more snow than my area.

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Snowfall as of today:  Feb, 2021: 41.2"

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Took in an even 4 inches yesterday bringing me to 23.5 inches for the season and 5 inches over my season average. Fingers crossed that I can keep adding to my total, lets see what the 21st has in store.

I think your going to do well towards the end of the month and into early March.  I got a Big storm on my calendar right around March 1st-3rd!

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Here is where several Michigan locations are for total seasonal snow fall this winter.

Grand Rapids 43.0”    Muskegon 44.0”    Lansing 33.2”    Detroit 29.0”    Flint 39.3”    Saginaw 27.3”    Alpena 51.0”   Sault 86.3”    Gaylord  92.7”   Petoskey 84.2”   Traverse City 65.7” Marquette 144.4”

At this time it is 21 here with light snow falling.

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Officially yesterday Grand Rapids recorded 1.7” of snow fall that brings February to 13.8” (the 30 year average for a 28 day February is 14.8” so GR needs just one more inch to be average for the month) For meteorological winter GR now has 39.6” and for the season 46.4” As of yesterday at 7 AM GRR reported 2” of snow on the ground. Today I have 2.5” on the ground. Grand Rapids has a chance of making the average snow fall for February, no chance of making average snow fall for meteorological winter.  And would need a lot of snow (over 30”) in March and  April to reach the average for the season. The mean temperature so far for February at GRR is 27.0 and that is still +1.7 for the month as of this date. February will be the coldest month of the winter and depending on how March plays out could be the coldest of the winter season.

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Officially yesterday Grand Rapids recorded 1.7” of snow fall that brings February to 13.8” (the 30 year average for a 28 day February is 14.8” so GR needs just one more inch to be average for the month) For meteorological winter GR now has 39.6” and for the season 46.4” As of yesterday at 7 AM GRR reported 2” of snow on the ground. Today I have 2.5” on the ground. Grand Rapids has a chance of making the average snow fall for February, no chance of making average snow fall for meteorological winter.  And would need a lot of snow (over 30”) in March and  April to reach the average for the season. The mean temperature so far for February at GRR is 27.0 and that is still +1.7 for the month as of this date. February will be the coldest month of the winter and depending on how March plays out could be the coldest of the winter season.

 

You never know.  24" blizzard coming in 10 days per long range models!!!!

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Puts me at 36.6" total w yesterdays 1.6" that fell.

 

Kept getting woke up by plows all night! First time in 11 days. And after this surprise storm, I'm slowly closing the hefty lead you had after Vet's Day. I am now 120% of avg for the month of February with more than 1/3 of the month to go. Kudos to Tom for boldly calling for a much snowier stretch this month around here. Almost as much as D&J combined. While not a great winter or even month for snow depth, we've managed to keep a depth of 2+ inches the past 14 days (and counting). 

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Winter 2020-21 Snow Total = 35.1"  Largest Storm: 10.2" (2/15-16)        Oct: 0.0 Nov: 1.5 Dec: 3.6 Jan: 10.0 Feb: 20.0 Mar: 0.0 Apr: 0.0

 

Annual avg for mby = 49.7"  Avg for last 10 seasons = 58.4" (118% of normal)

2019-20 = 48.0"  2018-19 = 56.1"  2017-18 = 68.3"   2016-17 = 52"   2015-16 = 57.4"   2014-15 = 55.3"   2013-14 = 100.6" (coldest & snowiest in the modern record!)  2012-13 = 47.2"   2011-12 = 43.7"

 

Legit Blizzards (high winds and dbl digit snows): Feb 2011, Dec 2009, Jan 2005, Dec 2000, Jan 1999, Mar 1998, Nov 1989, Jan 1982, Jan 1978, Jan 1977, Apr 1975, Mar 1973, Jan 1967, Feb 1965, Jan 1918

 

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Kept getting woke up by plows all night! First time in 11 days. And after this surprise storm, I'm slowly closing the hefty lead you had after Vet's Day. I am now 120% of avg for the month of February with more than 1/3 of the month to go. Kudos to Tom for boldly calling for a much snowier stretch this month around here. Almost as much as D&J combined. While not a great winter or even month for snow depth, we've managed to keep a depth of 2+ inches the past 14 days (and counting). 

It was back to reality, that's for sure. Also, a surprise storm indeed. My snowfall did not switch to rain at all. Remained all snow. Icon nailed it.

 

I wouldn't be surprised if this Winter ends up to be near average snowfall or above.

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Snowfall as of today:  Feb, 2021: 41.2"

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The official snow fall at the airport yesterday was 1.9” while here at my house there was just a trace. And this morning the depth at the airport was reported as 1” while here at my house there is NO snow on the ground just the old snow piles. Now for the official readings for Grand Rapids are for February 15.9” for meteorological winter 41.7” and for the 2019/20 season 47.5”

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Added 6.8" to the snow dept from this last snowstorm and makes my new snowfall tally 43.6". Considering it was a very mild Winter, I'm surprised Ive gotten this far w snow totals.

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Snowfall as of today:  Feb, 2021: 41.2"

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From first snow to last and counting the dust the other day I'm close to 1.5 realistically on the season but officially more like 1". I wish there was a coop observer or the like still in my area. My official total will be based off Fayetteville AR observations here in a few weeks.

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You know here in west Michigan there has been a lot of talk about how little snow that has fallen this winter season. Well yes compared to the averages for our area it has been much less than average but for locations at our latitude this winter has been very much a average year for total snow fall. Grand Rapids officially at the airport is at latitude 42.8825 (I live at 43.0128) and officially recorded 48.5” of snow fall. Well to our west at Madison latitude 43.1406 their 30 year average snow fall is 50.9” at Milwaukee latitude 42.9550 their average snow fall is just 46.9” and to our east at Port Huron at latitude 42.9750 their average snow fall is just 37.1” so yes Grand Rapids is well below average for snow fall this year but is still in line with other locations at our latitude.

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I took the snow map from the Madison Climatology Office and removed the early Halloween snow we got from the chart (Pink line). It really put into perspective how poor this winter was. It was basically very slow to start, with things increasing faster than normal to fall below average.

 

This winter here was definitely a stat padder, completely under-performed in useable, enjoyable snow but ended up above average for the year.

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Currently tied at #5 least snowiest winter on record (11.3") and it's not unreasonable to think that there won't be any more measurable snow for the rest of the season. At least next winter can only be better, as we came into this year knowing it had to be worse. Just didn't think it would be this bad. 

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Snowfall in Lincoln, NE:

2017-18: 21.4"   

2018-19: 55.5"   

2019-20: 17.6"   

2020-21: 49.4" (so far)

Average: 25.9"

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Added 6.8" to the snow dept from this last snowstorm and makes my new snowfall tally 43.6". Considering it was a very mild Winter, I'm surprised Ive gotten this far w snow totals.

 

Congrats bud! Wow, you're actually above avg for the season total. So, while mild during DJF you've had the storm magnet going for ya. It's a rare scenario since Detroit/SEMI does not normally do very well in the snow dept during mild winters. Thus this one has bucked the trend and pre-season calls for your region to be ground zero of positive departures may come to fruition after all. Just not at the levels we had hoped for.. ;)

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Winter 2020-21 Snow Total = 35.1"  Largest Storm: 10.2" (2/15-16)        Oct: 0.0 Nov: 1.5 Dec: 3.6 Jan: 10.0 Feb: 20.0 Mar: 0.0 Apr: 0.0

 

Annual avg for mby = 49.7"  Avg for last 10 seasons = 58.4" (118% of normal)

2019-20 = 48.0"  2018-19 = 56.1"  2017-18 = 68.3"   2016-17 = 52"   2015-16 = 57.4"   2014-15 = 55.3"   2013-14 = 100.6" (coldest & snowiest in the modern record!)  2012-13 = 47.2"   2011-12 = 43.7"

 

Legit Blizzards (high winds and dbl digit snows): Feb 2011, Dec 2009, Jan 2005, Dec 2000, Jan 1999, Mar 1998, Nov 1989, Jan 1982, Jan 1978, Jan 1977, Apr 1975, Mar 1973, Jan 1967, Feb 1965, Jan 1918

 

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I took the snow map from the Madison Climatology Office and removed the early Halloween snow we got from the chart (Pink line). It really put into perspective how poor this winter was. It was basically very slow to start, with things increasing faster than normal to fall below average.

 

This winter here was definitely a stat padder, completely under-performed in useable, enjoyable snow but ended up above average for the year.

 

Same here. Removing Nov's total really looks lack-luster

Winter 2020-21 Snow Total = 35.1"  Largest Storm: 10.2" (2/15-16)        Oct: 0.0 Nov: 1.5 Dec: 3.6 Jan: 10.0 Feb: 20.0 Mar: 0.0 Apr: 0.0

 

Annual avg for mby = 49.7"  Avg for last 10 seasons = 58.4" (118% of normal)

2019-20 = 48.0"  2018-19 = 56.1"  2017-18 = 68.3"   2016-17 = 52"   2015-16 = 57.4"   2014-15 = 55.3"   2013-14 = 100.6" (coldest & snowiest in the modern record!)  2012-13 = 47.2"   2011-12 = 43.7"

 

Legit Blizzards (high winds and dbl digit snows): Feb 2011, Dec 2009, Jan 2005, Dec 2000, Jan 1999, Mar 1998, Nov 1989, Jan 1982, Jan 1978, Jan 1977, Apr 1975, Mar 1973, Jan 1967, Feb 1965, Jan 1918

 

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Congrats bud! Wow, you're actually above avg for the season total. So, while mild during DJF you've had the storm magnet going for ya. It's a rare scenario since Detroit/SEMI does not normally do very well in the snow dept during mild winters. Thus this one has bucked the trend and pre-season calls for your region to be ground zero of positive departures may come to fruition after all. Just not at the levels we had hoped for.. ;)

Thanks amigo!

 

I am still shocked. Hard to believe. That goes to show you how wacky weather can be. I had AN temps almost most of the Winter season and managed to be AN in snowfall. Crazy stuff.

 

As you say, "The Detroit Snow Magnet" worked :lol: ;)

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Snowfall as of today:  Feb, 2021: 41.2"

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As a whole, the nation was about 110% of normal in the snowfall dept and primarily focused in the inter-mountain west.  Take a look at the Euro's Sept run for the winter and what it actually turned out to be.  It really nailed the AN snowfall in the Rockies this year and the lackluster season across the Sierra Mountain range.  

 

 

Sept's run below...

 

 

 

 

 

 

It's wild how accurate the actual results turned out over a small part of the KS/MO region and parts of NE.  The Upper MW turned out to be fairly accurate as well, and of course, the abysmal season for the lower lakes, OHV and East Coast.

 

 

 

 

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Topeka(TOP) Feb: 2.7"  Season: 11.7" (74% of normal 15.9" as of 3/1).

 

Because annual snowfall is relative to where a person lives, here is the scale I personally use to categorize my seasonal totals along with the past 24 yrs breakdown:

 

10-20"  Meh  (11)

20-30"  Pretty good  (3)

30-40"  Very good  (2)

>40"     Epic!  (1)

 

As you can see, Awful and Meh have ruled the last 24 yrs here.

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  • 20-21 monthly: Oct (0.6"); Nov (Trace); Dec (Trace); Jan (7.6"); Feb (4.2"); Mar (Trace)
  • 20-21 temps: Oct(-3.2); Nov (+4.8); Dec (+4.5); Jan (+5.1); Feb (-11.3); Mar (+5.0)
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The mean meteorological winter temperatures were well above average across west Michigan and that keep the lake effect snow fall down. The 3 month mean at Grand Rapids was 30.7° At Muskegon it was warmer still at 31.4° and to the east at Lansing it was 30.0° all were well above average. For meteorological winter the snow fall was 41.7” at Grand Rapids for the winter season so far it is 48.7” at Muskegon the meteorological winter snow fall was just 39.4” and for the season they are now at 50.3” and to our east at Lansing the meteorological winter snow fall was 36.9” and for the season they are at 42.7” While Muskegon and Grand Rapids are much below average in the snow fall department Lansing is near average.

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