...JANUARY 1999 WAS ONE OF THE SNOWIEST JANUARYS ON RECORD IN 
SOUTHEAST LOWER MICHIGAN...
JANUARY 1999 WAS ONE OF THE SNOWIEST JANUARYS AND SNOWIEST MONTHS ON 
RECORD IN SOUTHEAST LOWER MICHIGAN. THE DETROIT AREA HAD ITS 2ND 
SNOWIEST JANUARY ON RECORD AND THE 9TH SNOWIEST MONTH SINCE 1880. 
THE SAGINAW AREA HAD ITS 3RD SNOWIEST JANUARY AND 4TH SNOWIEST MONTH 
THIS CENTURY. FINALLY...FLINT BISHOP AIRPORT HAD ITS 5TH SNOWIEST 
JANUARY AND 5TH SNOWIEST MONTH SINCE 1942. THE REASON WHY WE SAW SO 
MUCH SNOW WAS DUE TO A RATHER ACTIVE STORM TRACK (WHICH IS QUITE 
COMMON DURING LA NINAS) AND MUCH BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES WHICH 
PERSISTED ACROSS THE AREA THROUGH MID JANUARY.
A THIRD OF THIS SNOW OCCURRED ON JANUARY 2ND AND 3RD WHEN A STRONG 
WINTER STORM MOVED THROUGH MID MISSISSIPPI VALLEY AND WESTERN GREAT 
LAKES. WIDESPREAD HEAVY SNOW BEGAN IN SOUTHEAST LOWER MICHIGAN LATE 
DURING THE MORNING OF JANUARY 2ND AND CONTINUED INTO THE EARLY 
MORNING HOURS OF JANUARY 3RD. THOUGH RECORD-BREAKING SNOWFALL 
AMOUNTS DID NOT OCCUR...THE 11.3" THAT DETROIT METRO AIRPORT 
RECEIVED WAS THE MOST SNOW IN ONE STORM SINCE 11.1" FELL ON JANUARY 
13-14, 1992. THIS WAS THE 15TH LARGEST SNOW STORM TO HIT THE DETROIT 
AREA SINCE 1880.  THE 8.5" WHICH FELL AT FLINT BISHOP AIRPORT WAS 
THE MOST FOR THE FLINT AREA SINCE MARCH 19-20, 1986 WHEN 8.4" FELL.  
IT WAS ALSO THEIR 16TH LARGEST SNOW STORM SINCE 1948.  AT TRI-CITIES 
AIRPORT IN FREELAND...13.2" WAS REPORTED DURING THE STORM. THIS WAS 
THE MOST SNOW FROM A WINTER STORM SINCE JANUARY 13, 1979. ELSEWHERE 
IN SOUTHEAST LOWER MICHIGAN...BETWEEN 10 AND 15 INCHES OF SNOW FELL 
OVER MANY AREAS SOUTH OF M 59 AND FROM 5 TO 13 INCHES WAS REPORTED 
FROM M 59 NORTH INTO THE SAGINAW VALLEY AND THUMB AREA. THE HIGHEST 
TOTAL REPORTED WAS IN ANN ARBOR WHERE 15.9" FELL. THE LEAST REPORTED 
WAS IN CORUNNA IN SHIAWASSEE COUNTY WHERE 5.5" WAS OBSERVED. DURING 
THE REMAINDER OF THE MONTH...WE SAW SEVERAL ROUNDS OF 1 TO 4 INCH 
SNOWFALLS.
FURTHER DETAILS ON THE JANUARY 1999 SNOWFALL AMOUNTS CAN BE FOUND IN 
THE FOLLOWING 3 SECTIONS...
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...THE DETROIT AREA HAS ITS 2ND SNOWIEST JANUARY ON RECORD...
...THE DETROIT AREA HAS ITS 9TH SNOWIEST MONTH ON RECORD...
DURING JANUARY 1999...27.3 INCHES OF SNOW FELL AT DETROIT METRO 
AIRPORT. NORMALLY...10.0 INCHES OF SNOW FALLS DURING JANUARY. THIS 
WAS THE 2ND SNOWIEST JANUARY EVER IN THE DETROIT AREA (RECORDS GO 
BACK TO JANUARY 1880). THE SNOWIEST JANUARY EVER OCCURRED BACK IN 
1978 WHEN 29.6 INCHES FELL. 
ALSO...JANUARY 1999 WAS THE 9TH SNOWIEST MONTH ON RECORD. THE 
SNOWIEST MONTH EVER IN THE DETROIT AREA OCCURRED BACK IN FEBRUARY 
1908. DURING THAT MONTH...38.4 INCHES OF SNOW FELL. THIS IS 
REMARKABLE CONSIDERING THE DETROIT AREA NORMALLY SEES 41.7 INCHES 
DURING A SNOWFALL SEASON (OCTOBER THROUGH MAY).
JANUARY 1999 WAS THE SNOWIEST MONTH SINCE JANUARY 1978. 
THE FOLLOWING TABLE GIVES THE TOP 10 SNOWIEST JANUARYS AND MONTHS FOR 
THE DETROIT AREA SINCE 1880...
                TOP 10 SNOWIEST JANUARYS AND MONTHS 
                  FOR XE DETROIT AREA SINCE 1880
                            SNOWIEST        SNOWIEST
               RANK         JANUARY           MONTH
               ----         --------        --------
                 1         1978-29.6"     FEB 1908-38.4"
                 2         1999-27.4"     DEC 1974-34.9"
                 3         1987-24.0"     MAR 1900-30.2" 
                 4         1893-23.1"     JAN 1978-29.6"
                 5         1910-22.2"     FEB 1881-28.5"
                 6         1929-22.1"     FEB 1926-28.0" 
                 7         1914-21.8"     FEB 1900-28.0"
                 8         1881-21.8"     DEC 1929-27.4"
                 9         1895-21.5"     JAN 1999-27.3"
                10         1939-21.1"     APR 1886-25.7"
THE FOLLOWING TABLE GIVES THE JANUARY SNOWFALL FOR EACH DAY AT 
DETROIT METRO AIRPORT...
        DETROIT METRO AIRPORT DAILY JANUARY 1999 SNOWFALL
      DATE     SNOWFALL AMOUNT        DATE      SNOWFALL AMOUNT
      ----     ---------------        ----      ---------------
        1           TRACE              17           NONE
        2           10.6"              18            0.1"
        3            0.7"              19           NONE
        4           TRACE              20           NONE
        5           NONE               21           NONE 
        6            2.1"              22           NONE 
        7           TRACE              23           NONE
        8            2.3"              24            0.5"
        9            TRACE             25            3.5"  
       10            0.5"              26           NONE
       11            3.3"              27           NONE 
       12            1.5"              28           NONE
       13            2.0"              29           NONE
       14            0.2"              30           NONE 
       15           TRACE              31           NONE 
       16           TRACE        
      ....TOTAL JANUARY 1999 SNOWFALL IN DETROIT AREA 27.3"...
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...THE FLINT BISHOP AIRPORT HAS ITS 5TH SNOWIEST JANUARY ON 
RECORD...
...THE FLINT BISHOP AIRPORT HAS ITS 5TH SNOWIEST MONTH ON RECORD...
DURING JANUARY 1999...24.9 INCHES OF SNOW FELL AT FLINT BISHOP 
AIRPORT. NORMALLY...12.3 INCHES OF SNOW FALLS DURING JANUARY. THIS 
WAS THE 5TH SNOWIEST JANUARY EVER AT FLINT BISHOP AIRPORT 
(RECORDS GO BACK TO JANUARY 1942). THE SNOWIEST JANUARY EVER 
OCCURRED BACK IN 1976 WHEN 28.5 INCHES FELL. 
ALSO...JANUARY 1999 WAS THE 5TH SNOWIEST MONTH ON RECORD AT FLINT 
BISHOP AIRPORT. THE SNOWIEST MONTH EVER AT FLINT BISHOP AIRPORT 
OCCURRED BACK IN JANUARY 1976. DURING THAT MONTH...28.5 INCHES OF 
SNOW FELL.  
JANUARY 1999 WAS THE SNOWIEST MONTH SINCE JANUARY 1979.
THE FOLLOWING TABLE GIVES THE TOP 5 SNOWIEST JANUARYS AND MONTHS FOR 
FLINT BISHOP AIRPORT SINCE 1942...
                 TOP 5 SNOWIEST JANUARYS AND MONTHS 
                 FOR FLINT BISHOP AIRPORT SINCE 1942
                            SNOWIEST        SNOWIEST
               RANK         JANUARY           MONTH
               ----         --------        -------- 
                 1         1976-28.5"       JAN 1976-28.5"
                 2         1967-27.6"       JAN 1967-27.6"
                 3         1979-26.1"       JAN 1979-26.1"
                 4         1959-26.0"       JAN 1959-26.0"
                 5         1999-24.9"       JAN 1999-24.9" 
THE FOLLOWING TABLE GIVES THE JANUARY SNOWFALL FOR EACH DAY AT FLINT 
BISHOP AIRPORT...
          FLINT BISHOP AIRPORT DAILY JANUARY 1999 SNOWFALL
      DATE     SNOWFALL AMOUNT        DATE      SNOWFALL AMOUNT
      ----     ---------------        ----      ---------------
        1           TRACE              17           NONE 
        2           7.5"               18            1.0"
        3           1.0"               19            0.1"
        4           TRACE              20           NONE
        5           TRACE              21           NONE  
        6           0.9"               22           NONE  
        7           NONE               23           NONE
        8           1.3"               24            0.5" 
        9           0.1"               25            2.9"
       10           0.6"               26           NONE
       11           1.0"               27           NONE
       12           4.4"               28           TRACE
       13           2.6"               29           NONE 
       14           0.1"               30           NONE 
       15           0.1"               31           NONE 
       16           0.8"        
   ....TOTAL JANUARY 1999 SNOWFALL AT FLINT BISHOP AIRPORT 24.9"...
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...THE SAGINAW AREA HAS ITS 3RD SNOWIEST JANUARY ON RECORD...
...THE SAGINAW AREA HAS ITS 4TH SNOWIEST MONTH ON RECORD...
DURING JANUARY 1999...29.0 INCHES OF SNOW FELL AT TRI-CITIES AIRPORT 
IN FREELAND. NORMALLY...10.3 INCHES OF SNOW FALLS DURING JANUARY. 
THIS WAS THE 3RD SNOWIEST JANUARY EVER IN THE SAGINAW AREA (RECORDS 
GO BACK TO JANUARY 1900). THE SNOWIEST JANUARY EVER OCCURRED BACK IN 
1967 WHEN 30.9 INCHES FELL. 
ALSO...JANUARY 1999 WAS THE 4TH SNOWIEST MONTH ON RECORD IN THE 
SAGINAW AREA. THE SNOWIEST MONTH EVER IN THE SAGINAW AREA OCCURRED 
BACK IN DECEMBER 1989. DURING THAT MONTH...36.7 INCHES OF SNOW FELL. 
JANUARY 1999 WAS THE SNOWIEST MONTH SINCE DECEMBER 1989. 
THE FOLLOWING TABLE GIVES THE TOP 5 SNOWIEST JANUARYS AND MONTHS FOR 
THE SAGINAW AREA SINCE 1900...
                TOP 5 SNOWIEST JANUARYS AND MONTHS 
                  FOR THE SAGINAW AREA SINCE 1900
                            SNOWIEST        SNOWIEST
               RANK         JANUARY           MONTH 
               ----         --------        -------- 
                1         1967-28.5"      DEC 1989-36.7" 
                2         1978-30.3"      JAN 1967-30.9"
                3         1999-29.0"      JAN 1978-30.3"
                4         1979-26.1"      JAN 1999-29.0"
                5         1997-26.0"      MAR 1971-27.5"
THE FOLLOWING TABLE GIVES THE JANUARY SNOWFALL FOR EACH DAY AT 
TRI-CITIES AIRPORT...
          TRI-CITIES AIRPORT DAILY JANUARY 1999 SNOWFALL
      DATE     SNOWFALL AMOUNT        DATE      SNOWFALL AMOUNT
      ----     ---------------        ----      ---------------
        1           NONE               17           NONE
        2           6.3"               18            0.3" 
        3           6.9"               19           TRACE
        4           0.1"               20            0.1" 
        5           TRACE              21           NONE 
        6           1.2"               22           NONE 
        7           TRACE              23           NONE
        8           2.2"               24            0.6"
        9           TRACE              25            1.8"
       10           0.6"               26           NONE 
       11           1.2"               27           NONE
       12           4.4"               28            0.1"
       13           2.7"               29           NONE  
       14           TRACE              30           NONE
       15           0.2"               31           NONE
       16           0.3"        
   ....TOTAL JANUARY 1999 SNOWFALL AT TRI-CITIES AIRPORT 29.0"...
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