...Winter Storm of 1938...

The following table lists how much snow fell, which was
wet and heavy, during the January 24th-26th, 1938 storm.
In addition, the table shows how much the snow on the
ground changed before and after the storm. As the
weather map from that day shows, a strong area of low
pressure moved from the southwest to just east of Sault
Sainte Marie, Michigan. The track of this surface low
pressure is an ideal track for heavy snows across the Upper
Peninsula of Michigan.  Other storms that have taken a
similar track and also produced significant snowfall include:
  1. December 1, 1985
  2. March 14, 1997
  3. April 4, 2007
Data in the table below is courtesy of the
National Climatic Data. If you have any stories or
photographs you would like to share with us, please
contact us.  To view more weather maps such as the one linked
above, visit this website.

More information on the snow storm is available on two Upper
Michigan newspaper websites.

Daily Globe (Ironwood)

Mining Journal (Marquette)



Location
Total Snow from
Storm (in inches)

Snow on the ground before the storms (inches)
Snow on the ground after the storm (inches)
Ironwood
32
18
49
Houghton
11.5
37
41
Painesdale
17.7
31
39
Ishpeming
28.5
10
38
Marquette
(at the Post Office)
17.1

N/A

N/A
Chatham
17
18
36
Deer Park
10
34
42
Munising
39.5
21
38
Stambaugh
12
26
37
Iron Mountain
10
20
30
Fayette
10.5
10
19




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