Morning Briefing Feb. 2, 2022: Heaviest snowstorms in Detroit history; Snowfall begins in projected two-day storm

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DETROIT, MI - FEBRUARY 2: Dwayne Goings digs out a vehicle buried in snow with his shovel February 2, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit received over a foot of snow during a storm that has crippled much of the Midwest canceling thousands of flights around the country. (Photo by Joshua Lott/Getty Images) (Joshua Lott, 2015 Getty Images)

Here are the heaviest snowstorms in Detroit history

While snow is a familiar concept to Michiganders, a dozen inches of snow does not often accumulate in the Metro Detroit area like it would in the more Northern parts of the state.

Still, Southeastern Michigan has had its fair share of heavy snow storms throughout the years.

Here are the region’s largest snow totals in history.

Metro Detroit school closings: Check the list here

Weather forecast: More than 10 inches of snow possible Wednesday-Thursday

Here is the weather forecast for Metro Detroit.

Groundhog Day 2022: Punxsutawney Phil predicts 6 more weeks of winter

Punxsutawney Phil has made his Groundhog Day 2022 prediction: Six more weeks of winter.

See the report here.

Michigan Lottery: Macomb County man wins $4M on scratch off ticket

A Macomb County man’s lucky streak led to a $4 million prize on the Michigan Lottery’s $150 Million Cash Explosion instant game.

Read more here.

Shoveling snow can put your heart at risk: Doctor shares what to watch out for

Unless you’re new to Michigan, snow shouldn’t be a big surprise -- even in large amounts.

What may be a surprise to some people is that even if you’ve dealt with it before, the first large snowfall of the season is especially dangerous.

Learn more here.

Police: 15-year-old hurt teen at Detroit gas station, stood over him, fired fatal gunshots

A 15-year-old boy is facing a murder charge on accusations that he injured a teenage acquaintance with a single gunshot at a Detroit gas station, stood over him and fired several more shots at close range, killing him,

Read the story here.

COVID in Michigan 🦠

Michigan reported 21,242 new cases of COVID-19 and 65 virus-related deaths Monday -- an average of 7,080.7 cases over a three-day period. The deaths announced Monday didn’t include any identified during a Vital Records review.

Monday’s update brings the total number of confirmed COVID cases in Michigan to 1,980,613, including 29,843 deaths. These numbers are up from 1,959,371 cases and 29,778 deaths, as of Friday.

Read the latest COVID report here.

About the Author:

Cassidy Johncox is a senior digital news editor covering stories across the spectrum, with a special focus on politics and community issues.