Seasonal Snowfall Totals in Michigan 2022-23

Updated Oct 25, 2022   1 p.m.

Deepest Current Official Snow Depth
Painesdale 4.0"

Deepest Snow Depth of the Season
Herman 10"   10-19-2022

Leading Seasonal Snowfall
Negaunee 19.1"

MBS Airport
Saginaw #3

Midland
Flint
Owosso
Caro
Bad Axe
Lapeer
Lansing
Grand Rapids
Muskegon
Kalamazo
Pontiac

Port Huron
Detroit

00.0"
00.0"
00.0"
00.0"
49.8"
37.8"
41.7"
38.8"
58.1"
71.0"
58.0"
68.2"
34.2"
20.5"
47.1"

Petoskey
Alpena
Gaylord
Gaylord NWS
Kalkaska
Traverse City4SE
Cadillac
Lake City
Mio
Houghton Lake
Hart

West Branch
Standish
Gladwin
Hale

00.0"
00.4" 
00.6"
04.4"
    T"
   0.1"
  0.0"
  1.0"
    T"
    T"
     T"
     T"
 0.0"
37.3"
35.5"

Phoenix
Calumet (Tamarack)
Houghton, MI Tech
Painesdale
Herman
Ironwood
Marquette NWS
  (Negaunee, MI)
Marquette, Downtown
Munising
Garden Corners
Paradise
Menominee
Sault Ste. Marie
Detour

00.0"
00.0"
00.0"
00.0"
16.4"
11.6"
19.1"

   0.0"
   0.3"
      T"
170.0"
    0.0"
  2.3"
67.2"
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Giant U.P. Snow Stake, south of Phoenix at Mohawk MI    About

T=Trace    M=Missing Data

Past Season Snowfall Maps:   U.P.   Northern L.P.    SE L.P.

Seasonal Snowfall Totals in Michigan 2021-22

Updated May 7, 2022   10 p.m.

Deepest Current Official Snow Depth
Painesdale 4.0"

Deepest Snow Depth of the Season
Painesdale 56"   2-23-2022

Leading Seasonal Snowfall
Phoenix 325.6"

MBS Airport
Saginaw #3

Midland
Flint
Owosso
Caro
Bad Axe
Lapeer
Lansing
Grand Rapids
Muskegon
Kalamazo
Pontiac

Port Huron
Detroit

36.3"
31.9"
33.6"
60.5"
49.8"
37.8"
41.7"
38.8"
58.1"
71.0"
58.0"
68.2"
34.2"
20.5"
47.1"

Petoskey
Alpena
Gaylord
Gaylord NWS
Kalkaska
Traverse City4SE
Cadillac
Lake City
Mio
Houghton Lake
Hart

West Branch
Standish
Gladwin
Hale

94.4"
69.1" 
104.4"
141.6"
137.2"
103.5"
63.3"
65.3"
55.0"
50.8"
78.7"
49.7"
42.4"
37.3"
35.5"

Phoenix
Calumet (Tamarack)
Houghton, MI Tech
Painesdale
Herman
Ironwood
Marquette NWS
  (Negaunee, MI)
Marquette, Downtown
Munising
Garden Corners
Paradise
Menominee
Sault Ste. Marie
Detour

325.6" 308.3"
186.5"
271.6"
241.2"
182.3"
204.7"

104.2"
195.1"
90.0"
170.0"
63.5"
135.4"
67.2"
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Giant U.P. Snow Stake, south of Phoenix at Mohawk MI    About

T=Trace    M=Missing Data

Past Season Snowfall Maps:   U.P.   Northern L.P.    SE L.P.
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Last spot of snow: Mt. Ripley 06-12-22

Seasonal Snowfall Totals in Michigan 2020-21

Updated  May  07, 2021 p.m.

Deepest Current Snow Depth

2" at Herman

Deepest Snow Depth of the Season

50" at Painsedale  2.09.21

Leading Seasonal Snowfall
Calumet (Tamarack)  211.0" 

MBS Airport

Midland

Flint

Owosso

Caro

Bad Axe

Harbor Beach

Lansing

Grand Rapids

Muskegon

Kalamazoo

Coldwater

Detroit

32.3"

31.8"

48.6"

29.1"m

32.1"

30.0"m

36.5"

45.6"

46.1"

41.8"

44.7"

19.0"

44.9"

T=Trace    M=Missing Data

Petoskey

Alpena

Gaylord

Gaylord NWS

Kalkaska  11SE

Traverse City

Cadillac

Mio

Houghton Lake

West Branch

Standish

Gladwin

East Tawas

72.1"
52.5" 
75.0"
84.2"
93.1"
46.0"
57.1"
40.1"
44.7"
50.1"
35.8"
44.1"
29.0"

Phoenix

Calumet (Tamarack)

Houghton, MI Tech

Painesdale

Herman

Ironwood

Marquette NWS

  (Negaunee, MI)

Marquette, Downtown

Munising

Garden Corners

St. Ignace

Sault Ste. Marie

188.4"
211.0"
142.4"
205.0"
152.1"
83.4"
111.8"

53.4"
123.9"
53.1"
60.7"
91.4"
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Giant U.P. Snow Stake, south of Phoenix MI

About

Past Season Snowfall Maps:   U.P.   Northern L.P.    SE L.P.
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Day of the last snow on Mt. Rippley; Houghton, MI 6.07.2021

Seasonal Snowfall Totals in Michigan 2019-20

Updated May 13-2020 a.m.

Deepest Current Snow Depth         0"

Deepest Snow Depth of the Season

Painesdale   55"

Leading Seasonal Snowfall

Calumet (Tamarak) 301.1"

MBS Airport

Midland

Flint

Owosso

Alma

Caro

Bad Axe

Lansing

Grand Rapids

Muskegon

Kalamazoo

Coldwater

Detroit

34.4"

27.2"

53.7"

30.0"

27.2"

37.9"

51.0"

45.9"

53.5"

51.9"

57.1"

33.0"

43.2"

Houghton

Ironwood

Marquette NWS

  (Negaunee, MI)

Sault Ste. Marie

Petoskey

Alpena

Gaylord

Traverse City

Cadillac

Mio

Houghton Lake

West Branch

East Tawas

187.2 "
169.3"
208.5"
134.0"
102.7"
 67.6"
119.0"
 80.0"
 72.8"
 53.3"
 55.0"
 46.2"
 34.2"

T=Trace    M=Missing Data

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Giant U.P. Snow Stake near Phoenix, MI

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Last snow in MI; Mt. Rippley near Houghton June 9th. 2020
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Seasonal Snowfall Totals in Michigan for 2018-19

Deepest Current Snow Depth

U.P. Calumet-Tamarack

L.P. Gaylord Weather Office

   0"

   0"

MBS Airport

Caro

Flint

Owosso

Alma

Bad Axe

Gladwin

Eaton Rapids

Grand Rapids

Kalamazoo

Detroit

44.0"

41.8"

52.2"

42.2"

38.1"

38.7"

70.2"

31.5"

81.3"

81.7"

31.3"

Houghton

Ironwood

Marquette

Sault Ste. Marie

Petoskey

Alpena

Gaylord

Traverse City

Houghton Lake

West Branch

East Tawas

192.4"

182.8"

227.6"

146.9"

147.3"

 99.4"

126.5"

113.3"

 76.7"

 69.3"

 56.8"

Leading Seasonal Snowfall

Houghton Co. Calumet-Tamarack

Keweenaw Co. Phoenix

362.8"

317.0"

Giant U.P. Snow Stake near Phoenix, MI

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The most snowfall ever recorded in the Upper Peninsula was 390.4 inches near Delaware in 1978/79

Some Michigan and Local Snow Records

Most Snowfall in 24 hours in Michigan was 32" at Herman on Dec. 2, 1985

Most 3 day Snowfall was 60" at Petoskey on Dec. 27, 2001

Greatest Snow on the ground in Michigan ever was 117" at Eagle Harbor in Jan. 27-31, 1948

2nd. Place for Most 3 day Snowfall was 56.5" at Sault Ste. Marie on Dec. 11, 1995

The Most Snowfall ever recorded in the Michigan was 390.4 inches near Pheonix in the Winter of 1978/79  Second most ever recorded was at Herman in Baraga County with 384" in the Winter of 1996/97

Top 5 snowfall amounts in the Upper Peninsula.

390.4" - 1978/79 - Keweenaw county (near Phoenix)
384.0" - 1996/97 - Herman
367.4" - 1995/96 - Keweenaw county (near Phoenix)
362.8" - 2018/19 - Tamarack location (near Calumet)(current as of 5.19.19)
354.1" - 1978/79 - Houghton county airport

Greatest 24 Hour Snowfall for Saginaw was 21.3" on Mar. 17, 1973

Greatest 2 day Snowfall for Saginaw was 23.8" on Jan. 27, 1967

Greatest 3 day Snowfall for Saginaw was 23.9" on Jan. 27, 1978

The Most Snowfall for Saginaw was 87.2" during the Winter of 1966-67

Check Snowfall records for your County HERE

Lake Effect Snow

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Other Lake effect events
Petoskey, MI holds the record for the most snowfall from a "Lake effect Snow Event Read HERE
Other U.S.-record point snowfalls from the Great Lakes region include:

12.0” in 1 hour at Copenhagen, New York on Dec. 2, 1966
17.5” in 2 hours at Oswego, New York on Jan. 26, 1972
22.0” in 3 hours at Valparaiso, Indiana on Dec. 18, 1981
51.0” in 16 hours at Benetts Bridge, New York on Jan. 17-18, 1959

…and the granddaddy of all snowfalls: the 77.0” in 24 hours reported in Montague Township on the Tug Hill Plateau of New York on Jan. 11-12, 1997. 

The following are world records regarding snowfall and snowflakes:

  • Highest seasonal total snowfall – The world record for the highest seasonal total snowfall was measured in the United States at Mt. Baker Ski Area, outside of the city of Bellingham, Washington during the 1998–1999 season. Mount Baker received 2,896 cm (95.01 ft) of snow,[46] thus surpassing the previous record holder, Mount Rainier, Washington, which during the 1971–1972 season received 2,850 cm (93.5 ft) of snow.

  • Highest seasonal average annual snowfall – The world record for the highest average annual snowfall is 1,764 cm (57.87 ft), measured in Sukayu Onsen, Japan for the period of 1981–2010.

  • Largest snowflake – According to Guinness World Records, the world's largest snowflake fell in January 1887 outside present-day Miles CityMontana. It measured 38 cm (15 in) in diameter.