How Close is Our Current Snow Depth to Normal?

If you are wondering what the snow depth looks like across the region after the recent winter storm, then the first set of images will put your mind at ease by allowing you to see a spatial distribution of the new snow depths.  A second set of images, also shown below, will allow you to see the previous years snow-depth data for comparison.  The snow depths across the region as of January 14, 2011 were very near or slightly above normal, except for Eastern-Upper Michigan and Northern-Lower Michigan, while the data from 2012 shows that we are generally below normal througout the region.  Here at the National Weather Service office we have a snow depth of 20.0 inches, which is 1.2 inches below the normal amount of 21.2 inches for January 14.

 

*Records at the National Weather Service Office located in Negaunee Township date back to 1961.


 

The map on the left in the image above shows the snow depth across the region as of January 14, 2012 and the image on the right shows the departure from average.

 

 

The map on the left in the image above shows the snow depth across the region as of January 14, 2011 and the image on the right shows the departure from average.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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