Early-Season Snowstorm Buries Great Lakes, Interior Northeast

Though the calendar still reads November, the weather more resembled January this week across parts of the Great Lakes and northeastern United States. An unusually strong winter storm blanketed the region with heavy snow Monday and Tuesday.

The storm struck the state of Michigan hardest. At Detroit Wayne County Metropolitan Airport, 9.2” of snow fell by Tuesday morning. This was the largest November snowstorm in Detroit-area history, surpassing the old record of 9.0” from Nov. 15-16, 1932. Even heavier snow fell on the west side of Michigan, where Lake Effect snow added to the totals. The town of Sutton’s Bay measured 31.7” of snow, the highest storm total in the state.

Source: Manistee News Advocate

Source: Manistee News Advocate

Heavy snowfall also buried much of Upstate New York and Northern New England as well. Lockport, New York – located near Buffalo —  measured 11.5” of snow while Buffalo Airport finished not far behind with 11.2” of snow. In New England, 7.1” of snow fell in Burlington, Vermont, while Caribou, Maine received 8.0” of snowfall.

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