This Michigan City Has Had The Most Snow In America For The Past 30 Years!
Growing up in Michigan I felt like we got a good amount of snow.
But I had no clue that one city in Michigan has been the snowiest city in all of America for the past 30 years.
Michigan's Snowiest City Gets A Lot Of Lake Effect Snow
I grew up in Howell which is about 40 minutes east of Lansing.
We had a snow day if we got 6 inches of snow which seemed like a lot.
But when I was 21 and moved out to Grand Rapids which is much closer to Lake Michigan, I got to experience the fun that is lake effect snow.
According to GLISA, during the late fall and winter seasons in the Great Lakes region, the flow of cold air masses across the relatively warm waters of the Great Lakes waters results in the production of dramatic lake-effect snowfall downwind of the lakes, particularly on the southern and eastern shores.
This lake effect produces increased seasonal snowfall amounts compared with communities farther inland, as well as located upwind of the Great Lakes.
This Michigan City Has Had The Most Snow In America For The Past 30 Years
According to the Farmers Almanac, they used information that came from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and is based on a 30-year average.
So what city in Michigan has had the most snow in America for the past 30 years?
Detroit gets an average of 43 inches
Flint gets an average of 49.9 inches
Grand Rapids gets an average of 74.6 inches
Muskegon gets 79.3 inches of snow annually
To find Michigan's snowiest city you'll have to head up north to Sault Ste. Marie.
For the past 30 years, they have received an average snowfall of 119.3 inches.
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