Morning 4: Data reveals the snowiest months, years in Detroit between 1969-2022 -- and more top stories

Here are the top stories for the morning of Jan. 27, 2023

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)

Morning 4 is a quick roundup of stories we think you should know about to start your day. So, let’s get to the news.

These were Detroit’s snowiest months, years between 1969-2022 🌨️

Snow is such a familiar part of life here in Michigan. Nothing quite screams winter like beautifully coated tree branches and brown slush lining our streets.

And when our winter season is lacking snow, we definitely notice its absence. After a drier start to our 2022-2023 winter season, many are rejoicing in the snow finally stacking up around Metro Detroit -- and there’s more on the way.

Some winter seasons are certainly drier than others, but there is always at least some snow that falls. Data from 1969-2022 confirms that, with accumulating snow recorded during every winter season between those years.

Curious about which years and months had the most and least snowfall during that time frame, we dug through some data from the National Weather Service. Here’s what we found.

See all the data here.

Weather: Tracking more rounds of accumulating snow Friday, this weekend in Metro Detroit

Chelsea man gets jail for sabotaging fellow hunter’s tree stand, causing him to fall 15-20 feet

A Chelsea man has been sentenced to jail after he got into a territorial dispute with a fellow hunter and twice sabotaged the other man’s tree stand, causing him to fall 15-20 feet to the ground.

Read the report here.

Ford recalls nearly 383K SUVs to fix backup camera problem

Ford is recalling nearly 383,000 SUVs in the U.S. because the touch screens may not display a camera image when backing up.

Learn more here.

Professional poker player caught running illegal gambling operation in Michigan

A professional poker player has been sentenced for running an illegal gambling operation in Michigan.

Officials said on April 1, 2021, Joshua Thatcher, 42, of Gwinn, Michigan, opened the 906 Poker Social club on South Front Street in Marquette.

Read the story 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.