Seasonal Snowfall through February 25th

While it is true in a typical Southwest Michigan winter that lake shore areas receive more snow than inland locations, in this winter the lake effect component of the snowfall has been even more dominant than in recent years. This winter season snowfall as seen immediately below shows much more snow west of US Highway 131 this winter than east of US Highway 131.

For comparison, below are accumulated snowfall from the previous 7 winters.

   



Below is a list of 2012/2013 seasonal snowfall amounts through February 25th:

 (This list is from CoCoRaHS stations, our cooperative observers, and Lansing, Muskegon and Grand Rapids airports)

 

  Station Name Snowfall
1 BLOOMINGDALE 95.9
2 SCOTTVILLE 6.6 NNW 93.2
3 ALLENDALE 1.3 SSW 87.5
4 SCOTTVILLE 2SE 86.6
5 MUSKEGON CO AP 86.0
6 GRANDVILLE 1.3 WSW 85.0
7 WALKER 3.2 W 77.1
8 HOLLAND 3.9 NNE 75.8
9 WAYLAND 2.0 W 69.8
10 HOLLAND 4.3 NNW 66.9
11 HART 66.0
12 WOLF LAKE 3.2 ESE 64.9
13 GRAND HAVEN WASTEWTR 62.9
14 HESPERIA 4 WNW 55.3
15 HOLLAND 5.1 WNW 53.5
16 WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY 52.8
17 WHITE CLOUD 7.5 ENE 52.6
18 BYRON CENTER 2.9 NE 51.9
19 GRAND RAPIDS INTL AP 51.6
20 ROCKFORD 3 SW 51.5
21 EAST GRAND RAPIDS 0.7 SSW 50.4
22 ADA 1.8 W 49.9
23 STEVENSVILLE 1.7 SSE 49.0
24 PAW PAW 3.6 NNE 48.4
25 WYOMING 0.5 NNE 46.6
26 KALAMAZOO 6.0 SW 46.3
27 GRAND JUNCTION 1.3 ENE 46.2
28 CALEDONIA 4.4 WNW 44.1
29 GRAND RAPIDS 5.5 NNE 43.9
30 BATTLE CREEK 5 NW 43.8
31 HOLLAND 43.8
32 HASTINGS 43.1
33 COMSTOCK PARK 3.7 NNE 42.4
34 BIG RAPIDS WATERWORK 38.6
35 MONTAGUE 4 NW 36.6
36 BROOKLYN 2 ENE 32.5
37 PLAINWELL 5.4 E 32.4
38 JACKSON 3.2 W 30.2
39 ADA 0.7 SE 29.5
40 MONTAGUE 8.1 NW 28.7
41 HASTINGS 4.3 SSW 28.5
42 IONIA 2 SSW 26.7
43 RIVES JUNCTION 4.0 NW 24.3
44 BELLEVUE 3.9 W 24.1
45 CORUNNA 2 NE 23.7
46 ALMA 21.7
47 KALAMAZOO 2.3 NE 20.6
48 LANSING CAPITAL CITY AP 20.5
49 GRAND LEDGE 1 NW 19.2
50 GRAND LEDGE 0.3 NNE 18.7

 

Note that this map below is a gridded map and the analysis is smoothed. This means that reporting stations like Muskegon that have had 86.0 inches so far this season is shown as having less then 80 inches. This is because other nearby stations like Grand Haven have only had 62.9 inches.



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