Podcasts & RSS Feeds
Most Active Stories
- This ballot proposal is critical to Michigan's economy, but most people won't bother to vote on it
- What explains Michigan's large Arab American community?
- Some think their immigrant ancestors were the last that should be allowed in the U.S.
- Michigan Republican Party's tactics remind me of Watergate, because both were unnecessary
- Michigan's campaign for governor gets weird as Republicans deploy spyglasses
Mon January 27, 2014
Air from the North Pole on its way, snowfall records set in parts of Michigan
Extreme cold temperatures are coming our way again.
The National Weather Service says this round of cold air, which will be with us through midday Wednesday, is coming from a very cold place.
The air mass and the associated surface high pressure with it is literally coming from the North Pole and heading nearly due south into the central U.S. by Tuesday. Widespread subzero lows are expected north of the Ohio River by this time, and subfreezing highs are expected well into the Deep South.
And with cold temperatures, comes snow.
We normally get around a foot of snow in southeast Michigan for the month of January. But this year the Flint and Detroit areas set snowfall records for the month.
- Detroit area snowfall through 7 p.m. last night – 34.6 inches (previous record 29.6 inches in 1978)
- Flint area snowfall through 7 p.m. last night – 31.6 inches (previous record 28.5 inches in 1976)
That's just looking at January, we haven't set the record for "snowiest month" yet, but we're getting close:
Environment & Science