Today in History for January 28th

Climate records for today:

Highest temp recorded: 43 degrees F
Lowest temp recorded: -17 degrees F
Average high temp for today: 21 degrees F
Average low temp for today: 4 degrees F
Highest Snowdepth measured for today: 44 inches
Highest Snow fall measured for today: 8.4 inches
Average data is based on 34 to 35 years (1971 to 2005) at Marquette Airport and WFO Marquette, Negaunee, MI.
Record data is based on 50 years (1961 to 2011) at Marquette Airport and WFO Marquette, Negaunee, MI.

Today in the UP:

Heavy lake enhanced snow

On January 28, 2003, an area of low pressure moved into the Great Lakes region on the 27th. Lake enhanced snows off Lake Michigan produced 12 inches of snow across portions of western Mackinac County that started on the evening of the 27th and ended in the mid morning of the 28th.

Heavy lake effect snow

On January 28, 2004, heavy lake effect snow showers developed during the morning. In Chippewa County in Upper Michigan, 6 to 12 inches of new snow fell at Paradise and Point Iroquois.

Heavy snow

On January 28, 2011, a clipper low pressure system moving down from south central Canada brought moderate to heavy snow to portions of west and south central Upper Michigan from the evening of the 28th into the morning of the 29th. An observer west of Watersmeet measured eight inches of snow in less than six hours on the evening of the 28th. There was another report of six inches of snow in five hours at Ironwood during the same time. A widespread four to five inches fell across Iron County from the evening of the 28th into the overnight of the 29th.

Heavy lake effect snow

On January 28, 2012, ten inches of snow fell in 12 hours in L'anse during the day on the 28th, and a 24-hour storm total snowfall of 17 inches was measured at Herman ending on the morning of the 29th. The Houghton County Sheriff estimated 11 inches of snow fell at Alston in less than 10 hours on the 28th. There was a 24-hour snowfall total of 11 inches from Pelkie ending on the morning of the 29th. Three inch per hour snowfall rates were reported at times in Pelkie. An estimated 12 inches of storm total snowfall occurred along the northern Schoolcraft and Alger County line. The spotter in Melstrand estimated 12 inches of snow in 24 hours. The observer ten miles east of Ontonagon estimated eight inches of snow in less than 12 hours. Northwest winds gusting over 30 mph also caused significant blowing of snow with whiteout conditions on roadways. The spotter at Pine Stump Junction measured 14 inches of snow in less than 24 hours.

Today in History 01-28

Fun Facts
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1871 Paris surrenders to Germans
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1878 Yale Daily News published - 1st college daily newspaper
1909 US milt forces leave Cuba for 2nd time
1915 US Coast Guard established
1932 1st US state unemployment insurance act enacted - Wisconsin
1938 1st Ski Tow starts running --in Vermont
1953 J Fred Muggs --the chimp joins Today show
1956 Elvis Presley's 1st TV appearance --Dorsey Bros Stage Show0
1958 Construction began on 1st private thorium-uranium nuclear reactor
1960 1st photograph bounced off moon Washington DC
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