Storm breaks Detroit, Flint snowfall records
Updated On: Apr 15 2014 12:45:36 PM EDT
A spring storm that's left roads slippery across Michigan has shattered seasonal snowfall records in Detroit and Flint.
The National Weather Service says as of 6 a.m. Tuesday 3.1 inches fell at Detroit Metropolitan Airport in Romulus, pushing the seasonal total to 94.8 inches. That exceeded the previous Detroit seasonal record of 93.6 inches from the winter of 1880-1881.
As of 2 a.m. Tuesday, eight-tenths of an inch fell in Flint, pushing the seasonal total to 83.4 inches. That exceeded the previous Flint seasonal record of 82.9 inches from the winter of 1974-1975.
The spring snow came after a weather roller coaster Monday, with rivers overflowing their banks, hundreds of thousands of people losing power and mid-70s temperatures in some parts of the state tumbling below freezing by Tuesday morning.
Metro Detroit forecast
We did it!
This is now the snowiest season ever in Detroit history. We received 3.1” of snow overnight bringing the total to 94.8” and shattering the old record of 93.6” back in 1880/1881. Snow is and always has been measured July to July, year to year. 2013/2014 will go down in history with a Passover/Tax Day snow storm that put us in the record books.
A few light, scattered snow showers and flurries will come and go through the early afternoon. Highs will only hit the mid to upper 30s later this afternoon and the winds NW 10-20 mph may gust near 30 mph at times. Those winds bring those periodic lake effect snow showers or flurries and keep wind chills in the teens to mid 20s. Bundle up!
We’ll start to warm up a bit Wednesday with mid 40s and a nicer mix of sun and clouds. Clouds will fill in through the afternoon capping temps below average. But, prepare for morning lows near 20° and wind chills in the teens at best early tomorrow. We will get back to normal near 60° by Thursday and Friday.
The next weather maker heading into SE Michigan will bring on and off rain showers on Friday. Easter weekend looks mainly dry right now with temps in the mid to upper 50s. We will keep you updated all week for any changes with the big holiday weekend ahead.