NWS Marquette hits 200 inches!

With the snow the NWS office located in Negaunee township received overnight, over 200 inches of snow has now fallen for this winter season at our office.  The average snowfall we can typically expect to have received through this date is 126.2 inches.  While it is not uncommon for our office to receive over 200 inches of snow, it is uncommon to receive that much snow by this date.  In fact, this marks only the third time at least 200 inches of snow has been recorded by the NWS through February 22nd.  Records for the NWS office located in Negaunee township date back to 1961.  Below is a list of snowfall received through Feb 22nd broken down by year, next to this is the total snowfall for that season.  How much more snow we will see is anyone's guess.  For example in the winter season of 2000-2001, we ended up receiving only another 48.1 inches.  Compare that to 2001-2002 when another 134.2 inches was recorded!  Using snowfall averages computed at our office, in a typical year we can expect another 52 inches of snow.  Whether our office ends up with 250 inches or 300 inches, either way its a whole lot of snow.


Year Snowfall through Feb 22nd Total Season Snowfall
2000-2001 219.9  268.0
1996-1997 206.8  272.2
2008-2009 200.2 ?
1981-1982 185.8  243.8
2001-2002 185.6  319.8
1977-1978 179.0  194.0
1995-1996 171.7  251.4
1989-1990 166.6  235.4
2003-2004 164.3  216.7
1988-1989 160.5  223.7
Average 126.2 184.7

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