Record or Near Record Snowfall in February

February has been an active month with regards to snowfall across southeast Michigan. As of February 27th...31.7 inches of snow has fallen at Detroit Metro Airport...31.6 inches of snow has fallen at Flint and 27.6 inches has fallen at the Tri Cities. These totals make for the snowiest February at Flint and the 2nd snowiest in the Tri Cities and at Detroit Metro Airport. February has been an active month during the last several years...with 3 out of the 4 previous Februaries registering in the top 10 snowiest at Detroit Metro Airport and Flint. The following are the top 10 snowiest Februaries for these 3 cities with 2011 highlighted:

Top 10 Snowiest Februaries in Southeast Lower Michigan
 
Rank Detroit Area* Flint Bishop** Saginaw Area***
Snowiest Snowiest Snowiest
Total Year Total Year Total Year
1 38.4 1908 31.6 2011 34.2 2008
2 31.7 2011 29.4 2008 27.6 2011
3 28.4 1881 21.2 2010 26.0 1908
4 28.0 1900 20.8 1990 23.4 1935
5 27.6 1926 20.6 1986 20.3 1965
6 27.0 2010 20.1 1994 20.0 1912
7 24.2 2008 19.7 1965 19.8 1985
8 20.8 1986 19.6 1988 19.6 1988
9 19.6 1898 18.3 1946 18.9 1903
10 19.2 2003 17.2 1960 18.4 1990
* Detroit Area snowfall records date back to fall of 1880.
** Flint Bishop snowfall records date back to January 1921.
*** Saginaw Area snowfall records date back to January 1900.


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