Snow totals: Which areas got the most in SE Michigan

Parts of SE Michigan get 18 inches of snow

By Paul Gross - Meteorologist

DETROIT - It took a while, and it was tough work, but the National Weather Service has now released the official storm totals for southeast Michigan.

If your community isn't on the list, it's because the National Weather Service does not have a weather observer there.

If you have the time and dedication to be a National Weather Service Cooperative Weather Observer, you can get more information by clicking here.  

Two caveats as you scan the snow totals below:

  • Snow amounts differed greatly across the area, and there could have been significant differences within just a few miles of some areas.
  • Considerable blowing and drifting occurred last night, making snow measurements extremely difficult. 

I am sure that some of the snow totals below are estimates made from averaging a number of widely differing measurements over an area. 

For example, I am highly confident that the measurements I took in Farmington Hills and my resulting snow total of 8.1" are accurate.  However, another Farmington Hills observer measured 13.2", which I believe is way too high. 

Alright … so who had the most snow yesterday?

Top honor goes to the weather observer in Owosso in Shiawassee County, who received 18.7"!

The weather observer two miles west of Swartz Creek in Genesee County received 18.0" of snow, an observer two miles west of Fowlerville in Livingston County, received 17.5", Flint received 17.1", North Branch in Lapeer County received 17.0", and Lapeer received 16.5".

What about the rest of Metro Detroit? Click here to download a PDF of the snow totals from the National Weather Service

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