Muskegon has accumulated a total of 53.3 inches of snow for the month! This breaks the previous record of 45.8 inches set in 1981. What is even more remarkable is the fashion in which Muskegon achieved this record.
When analyzing the snowfall deficits with respect to normal, Muskegon hit a low point on January 19th. Only 9.6 inches of snow fell up to that point during the season, which was 42.6 inches below normal. One month later, Muskegon was up to 67.8 inches for the season, completely erasing the deficit. The total seasonal snowfall was 92.9 inches. Muskegon has benefitted from numerous lake effect snow episodes, as well as a significant winter storm this month. Muskegon ended the meteorological winter season with above normal snowfall!
In contrast, Grand Rapids has received 57.6 inches of snow for the season, which was only 7.2 inches below normal. Lansing received 24.5 inches, which is a little more than half of their normal snowfall. So, as you can see, the influence of Lake Michigan has played a significant role in boosting snowfall totals this season near the lake shore.