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Climate Records and Information for Southeast Michigan

 

Top 20 Coldest/Warmest Months and Seasons
 

 

Top 20 Wettest/Driest Months and Seasons
 

 

Top 20 Snowless/Snowiest Months
 

 

Largest Snow Storms in SE Lower Michigan
 

Location Snow Storms
Detroit Area Since 1880 
NWS White Lake Since 1996
Flint Area Since 1921
Saginaw Area Since 1912

 

 

First Snowfall of the Season Information in SE Lower Michigan 

Detroit Measureable Snowfall (0.1 inch) 1 inch or greater 3 inches or greater
Average Date November 17 November 30  December 26
Earliest Date October 12, 2006 October 19, 1989 November 2, 1966
Latest Date of First Occurrence December 29, 1998 February 17, 1919 -

 

Flint Measureable Snowfall (0.1 inch) 1 inch or greater 3 inches or greater
Average Date November 16 November 29  December 29
Earliest Date October 12, 2006 October 12, 2006 October 19, 1989
Latest Date of First Occurrence December 9, 1931 January 31, 1943 -

 

Saginaw Measureable Snowfall (0.1 inch) 1 inch or greater 3 inches or greater
Average Date November 15 November 26  December 27
Earliest Date October 12, 2006 October 24, 1933 October 24, 1933
Latest Date of First Occurrence December 20, 1948 January 26, 1948 -

 

 

Last Snowfall of the Season Information in SE Lower Michigan 

Detroit Measureable Snowfall (0.1 inch) 1 inch or greater 3 inches or greater
Average Date April 8 March 24 February 27
Earliest Date of Last Occurrence February 27, 2010 January 22, 1966 -
Latest Date May 22, 1883 May 22, 1883 May 9, 1923

 

Flint Measureable Snowfall (0.1 inch) 1 inch or greater 3 inches or greater
Average Date April 9 March 26 February 26
Earliest Date of Last Occurrence February 20, 1945 February 2, 1953 -
Latest Date May 26, 1961 May 9, 1923 May 9, 1923

 

Saginaw Measureable Snowfall (0.1 inch) 1 inch or greater 3 inches or greater
Average Date April 6 March 28 March 2
Earliest Date of Last Occurrence February 11, 1981 January 21, 1917 -
Latest Date May 20, 2002 May 9, 1923 May 9, 1923

 

Longest Consecutive Hours Below Zero at Detroit

February 8 at 7 p.m. to February 11 at 2 p.m., 1899 - 68 Hours