Final Snowfall Totals from the 2008 New Years Day Snowstorm

Final Snowfall Totals from the 2008 New Years Day Snowstorm
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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
SNOWFALL REPORTS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
220 PM EST TUE JAN 01 2008

NEW YEARS DAY 2008 WILL GO DOWN AS NOT ONLY THE SNOWIEST NEW YEARS 
ON RECORD...BUT ALSO AS ONE OF THE MOST INTENSE SNOWSTORMS IN 
RECORDED HISTORY OVER A LARGE SECTION OF SOUTHEAST LOWER MICHIGAN. 
BETWEEN 12 AND 16 INCHES OF SNOW FELL IN A SWATH ORIENTED SOUTHWEST 
TO NORTHEAST ACROSS THE AREA...ROUGHLY FROM BRIGHTON IN SOUTH 
LIVINGSTON COUNTY TO LEXINGTON IN SOUTHEAST ST CLAIR COUNTY. 
SNOWFALL AMOUNTS QUICKLY TAPERED OFF BOTH NORTH AND SOUTH OF THIS 
AREA. 

A TIGHTLY PACKED LOW PRESSURE CENTER MOVED NORTHEAST ACROSS THE 
VICINITY OF DOWNTOWN DETROIT DURING THE EARLY MORNING HOURS. HEAVY 
SNOW FELL TO THE WEST AND NORTH OF THIS TRACK AND FELL STEADILY AT A 
RATE OF NEARLY 2 INCHES PER HOUR FROM ROUGHLY MIDNIGHT TO 7AM. 
SNOWFALL RATES ACTUALLY APPROACHED 4 INCHES PER HOUR AT TIMES 
BETWEEN 4AM AND 6AM ALONG THE M59 AND I69 CORRIDORS. THERE WERE ALSO 
SEVERAL REPORTS OF THUNDERSNOW DURING THE SAME TIMEFRAME. THE BULK 
OF THE SNOWFALL...INCLUDING THE REPORTS IN EXCESS OF ONE FOOT...FELL 
IN LESS THAN 7 HOURS...MAKING THIS TRULY ONE OF THE MOST INTENSE 
SNOWS ON RECORD. 

THE FOLLOWING REPORTS ARE FINAL SNOWFALL TOTALS FROM THIS UNUSUALLY 
ROBUST AND QUICK HITTING SNOWSTORM.


NEW SNOWFALL REPORTS

                          NEW   PERIOD  STORM  SNOW
LOCATION                  SNOW  (HRS)   TOTAL  DEPTH   LAT     LON

...LAPEER...
DRYDEN                                  16.0           42.94N  83.12W
IMLAY CITY                              13.0           43.01N  83.07W
ELBA                                     8.0                         
NORTH BRANCH                             6.5           43.22N  83.19W

...ST CLAIR...
CAPAC                                   16.0           43.01N  82.92W
YALE                                    13.0           43.12N  82.79W
BLAINE                                  12.0                         
RUBY                                     9.0           43.04N  82.60W

...SANILAC...
LEXINGTON                               12.3           43.26N  82.53W
MARLETTE                                 7.5           43.32N  83.08W

...LIVINGSTON...
GREGORY                                 12.0
BRIGHTON                                12.0           42.53N  83.78W
HOWELL                                  10.0           42.60N  83.93W

...OAKLAND...
LAKE ORION                              15.5           42.78N  83.24W
CLARKSTON                               15.5           42.73N  83.42W
WHITE LAKE                              13.2           42.65N  83.50W
HIGHLAND                                12.0           42.63N  83.61W
MILFORD                                 12.0           42.58N  83.60W
WATERFORD                               11.5           42.66N  83.38W
AUBURN HILLS                            11.0                         
HOLLY                                    9.0           42.79N  83.62W
WALLED LAKE                              9.0
FARMINGTON HILLS                         7.5                         

...GENESEE...
5 NE OF FLINT                            9.5           43.02N  83.69W
GRAND BLANC                              9.5
FLINT BISHOP AIRPORT                     8.6

...MACOMB...
ARMADA                                   9.0
UTICA                                    6.5           42.62N  83.02W
STERLING HEIGHTS                         3.0           42.58N  83.03W
FRASER                                   4.0           42.53N  82.94W
EASTPOINTE                               2.0  

...WASHTENAW...
ANN ARBOR                               10.5
WHITMORE LAKE                           10.4           42.42N  83.74W
CHELSEA                                 10.0           42.31N  84.02W
MANCHESTER                               6.8           42.14N  84.03W
YPSILANTI                                6.5           42.24N  83.62W

...WAYNE...
PLYMOUTH                                 7.0
CANTON                                   7.0
NORTHVILLE                               7.0
WESTLAND                                 5.0           42.31N  83.38W
DETROIT METRO AIRPORT                    4.0
DETROIT CITY                             4.0
WYANDOTTE                                1.7 

...LENAWEE...
2 SE OF CEMENT CITY                      9.5           42.06N  84.32W
TIPTON                                   6.0           42.01N  84.06W
HUDSON                                   5.2           41.85N  84.34W
BLISSFIELD                               0.5           41.83N  83.86W
                        
...MONROE...
MILAN                                    3.0           42.08N  83.68W
SAMARIA                                  0.9           43.21N  82.98W
MONROE                                  TRACE          41.91N  83.38W

...BAY...
AUBURN                                   1.8           43.60N  84.07W

...HURON...
HARBOR BEACH                             5.0           43.84N  82.65W
PORT HOPE                                0.9           43.93N  82.71W

...SAGINAW...
OAKLEY                                   5.0           43.14N  84.16W
BRIDGEPORT                               5.5           43.37N  83.88W
FREELAND                                 2.0           43.52N  84.11W
HEMLOCK                                  2.0           43.41N  84.23W
SAGINAW                                  3.2           43.41N  83.94W

...SHIAWASSEE...
OWOSSO                                   6.2           42.99N  84.17W

...TUSCOLA...
FAIRGROVE                                5.0           43.52N  83.54W
CARO                                     5.0           43.48N  83.40W
2 W OF MARLETTE                          7.0                     

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THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO TOOK THE TIME TO MEASURE SNOW AND CONTACT THE 
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE THIS MORNING.

FROM ALL OF US HERE AT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WE WOULD LIKE TO 
WISH EVERYONE A SAFE AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!

$$

JDS

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