Michigan city’s snowfall totals climbing toward record highs

With more snow on the way.

As of yesterday, Detroit’s season snow total is up to 50.4 inches, according to Jordan Dale, a meteorologist from the National Weather Service. Based on NWS records going back to 1874, this season now sits at 4th in terms of highest snow accumulation totals in the city’s history.

Snowfall totals are also running high for the city of Flint, Dale said.

“They’ve now had 60.2 inches and that comes in at 5th for their season total to date,” he said. “Their period of record starts in 1921.”

In the last 24-hours, an additional 4-8 inches of snow hit most communities across Michigan.

Southwest Michigan communities got hit the hardest: a whopping 15 inches in Dowagiac, 14.5 in Granger, and 14 in Coldwater.


Thanks to Ryan for this link

“More than a foot of snow in Chicago suburbs, they got another round this morning, too,” says Ryan. “Also, it appears that New Hampshire and Vermont areas have gotten about a foot also from multiple storms recently.

“Cold weather all the way to New Mexico after Groundhog Day.”


6 thoughts on “Michigan city’s snowfall totals climbing toward record highs”

  1. Strangely, the Olympics and the Superbowl have the same temperature, 2 below F, of course the olympics is subject to change due to duration. Still, persistently cold even with the nearby seas.

  2. Solar Cycle 25 prediction!

    Its a humdinger!
    I. Introduction

    The sun is the natural source of heat and light for our planet. Without our sun, the earth would be a cold dead planet adrift in space. But the sun is not constant. It changes and these subtle changes affect the Earth’s climate and weather.

    At the end of solar cycle 23, sunspot activity declined to a level not seen since the year 1913. [Comparing Yearly Mean Total Sunspot Numbers1]



    5. In general, the sun’s total irradiance varies about 0.1 percent over normal solar cycles. But this variation is not linear across the entire radiation spectrum. Between 2004 and 2007, it was observed that the decrease in ultraviolet radiation (with wavelengths of 400 nanometers) was 4 to 6 times larger than expected, whereas the visible light (400-700 nanometers) showed a slight increase.5 This is significant because Solar UV flux is a major driver of stratospheric chemistry.

    6. The upper atmosphere of Earth collapsed. The thermosphere ranges in altitude from 90 km to 600+ km above the Earth’s surface. During the depth of last solar minimum in 2008-2009, the thermosphere contracted by the largest amount observed in at least the last 43 years. The magnitude of the collapse was two to three times greater than low solar activity could explain.6

    Detailed Forecast

    I predict that the intensity of Solar Cycle 25 will be fairly similar to Solar Cycle 24. I base this prediction on two observations:

    1. The pattern seen in Solar Cycles 22 through 25 matches fairly close to the historical pattern seen in Solar Cycles 3 through 6. Refer to Figure 3. Solar Cycle 4 to Solar Cycle 7 corresponded to a period known as the Dalton Minimum. The Dalton Minimum was a time of minimal sunspots, a series of weak solar cycles; but it is not weak enough to be described as a Solar Grand Minima.

    2. Solar cycles come in pairs. A solar cycle is in reality a half cycle. It takes two solar cycles to complete one full cycle. In one solar cycle, the magnetic polarity of the sun faces north and in the next it faces south. At the end of 2 solar cycles the sun is back to its original starting point. So they are two different sides of the same coin. The intensity of each half cycle is approximately equal.

    In my opinion, the most interesting part of the upcoming solar cycle is the period of minimal sunspotsÅ rather than the period of maximum sunspots because the minimum represents the extreme, the primary actor that foreshadows weather events. When I compared this upcoming period of minimal sunspots with the corresponding period of minimal sunspots during the Dalton Minimum (between solar cycle 5 and 6), I made the following predictive observation. The upcoming period of minimal sunspots will extend from the winter of 2016/17 to the winter of 2024/25. This period is analogous to the similar Dalton Minimum timeframe from the winter of 1806/07 to the winter of 1814/15.

    I predict this upcoming period of minimal sunspots shall be longer and deeper than the last one. The changes during this solar minimum shall be more pronounced than during the last solar minimum. These parameters include sunspot numbers, Average Magnetic Planetary Index (Ap index), Galactic Cosmic Rays (GCRs) flux rates, heliosphere volume, the sun’s interplanetary magnetic field strength, solar wind pressure, solar Ultra Violet (UV) flux rate, Earth’s thermosphere volume, solar radio flux per unit frequency at a wavelength of 10.7 cm, and the latitude of Noctilucent Clouds (NLC) sightings.

    The author of this article is James A. Marusek

  3. I live in Grand Rapids and we have had a lot of snow we have 13″ piled up. The rest has melted or been blown awaqy.

  4. 18 inches of snow in Chicago, the two foot prediction was probably accurate somewhere in the suburbs, 9 consecutive days of snowfall ties the record for continuous snow days.

  5. Well, I guess that algore was wrong about snow being EXTINCT for sever years by now WAS/IS WRONG!!

    But keep selling your “man made global warming” crap, algore!!

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