Average Dates for First Significant Snowfalls

AVERAGE DATES FOR FIRST SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALLS OF THE SEASON

WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR SNOW IN THE FORECAST...IT`S A GOOD IDEA TO
RECALL THE AVERAGE DATES FOR THE FIRST SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALLS OF
THE SEASON AT OUR LONG-TERM CLIMATE LOCATIONS. ALSO INCLUDED IS
THE EARLIEST MEASURABLE SNOW EVER RECORDED AT THESE SITES.

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...ALPENA...

EARLIEST MEASURABLE SNOW ON RECORD: 0.2" ON 9/28/42

AVERAGE FIRST MEASURABLE (0.1"): NOV 3
AVERAGE FIRST 1 INCH : NOV 16
AVERAGE FIRST 5 INCH : DEC 24

PERIOD OF RECORD: 1916-PRESENT
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...GAYLORD...

EARLIEST MEASURABLE SNOW ON RECORD: 1.2" ON 9/20/56

AVERAGE FIRST MEASURABLE (0.1"): OCT 27
AVERAGE FIRST 1 INCH : OCT 31
AVERAGE FIRST 5 INCH : NOV 25

PERIOD OF RECORD ESTABLISHED FROM GAYLORD CO-OP OBSERVATIONS AND
NOT CONTINUOUS: 1893-PRESENT

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...HOUGHTON LAKE...

EARLIEST MEASURABLE SNOW ON RECORD: 3.0" ON 9/28/42

AVERAGE FIRST MEASURABLE (0.1"): NOV 3
AVERAGE FIRST 1 INCH : NOV 11
AVERAGE FIRST 5 INCH : DEC 31

PERIOD OF RECORD: 1913-PRESENT

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...SAULT STE MARIE...

EARLIEST MEASURABLE SNOW ON RECORD: 2.7" ON 9/20/56

AVERAGE FIRST MEASURABLE (0.1"): OCT 21
AVERAGE FIRST 1 INCH : NOV 1
AVERAGE FIRST 5 INCH : DEC 9

PERIOD OF RECORD: 1888-PRESENT

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...TRAVERSE CITY...

EARLIEST MEASURABLE SNOW ON RECORD: 0.5" ON 9/29/1899

AVERAGE FIRST MEASURABLE (0.1"): NOV 6
AVERAGE FIRST 1 INCH : NOV 13
AVERAGE FIRST 5 INCH : DEC 26

PERIOD OF RECORD: 1896-PRESENT



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