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Monday snow puts us into the into the top ten

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The snow from Monday boosted Grand Rapids into the top ten snowiest seasons on record. The official snow season is from July 1 to June30 of the following year. We’ve certainly had a snowy decade. Five of the top ten snowiest have been in the last ten years. See the attached image for more.

The Monday snow also set a record for the most snow on February 17. In Grand Rapids the official snowfall was 5.6 inches which breaks the record of 4.7 inches set in 1956.

In addition to that, without any warm air to melt the snow, the depth of snow sitting on the ground has set numerous records in the last few weeks. From the Grand Rapids National Weather Service:

“THE SNOW DEPTH WAS 23 INCHES AT GRAND RAPIDS ON FEBRUARY 7TH THROUGH THE 10TH. THIS TIED THE RECORD FOR DEEPEST SNOW COVER IN THE MONTH

OF FEBRUARY...SET ON FEBRUARY 16TH AND 17TH 1936. THERE HAVE BEEN TEN CONSECUTIVE DAYS OF 20 OR MORE INCHES OF SNOW ON

THE GROUND AT GRAND RAPIDS...FROM FEBRUARY 5TH TO THE 14TH. THIS BREAKS THE RECORD OF NINE CONSECUTIVE DAYS SET FROM FEBRUARY 13TH TO

THE 21ST 1936 AND FROM JANUARY 14TH TO THE 22ND IN 1979.

THERE HAVE BEEN TWELVE DAILY RECORDS FOR SNOW DEPTH SET OR TIED THIS

MONTH:

DATE/SNOW DEPTH.....PREVIOUS RECORD

2/2....19 INCHES.....18 IN 2011...1959...1918
2/3....19 INCHES.....19 IN 2011 TIED
2/5....21 INCHES.....20 IN 1959
2/6....21 INCHES.....19 IN 1959
2/7....23 INCHES.....19 IN 1959
2/8....23 INCHES.....15 IN 2011...1979...1959...1918
2/9....23 INCHES.....17 IN 1936
2/10...23 INCHES.....18 IN 1936
2/11...22 INCHES.....17 IN 1936
2/11...22 INCHES.....17 IN 1936
2/12...21 INCHES.....18 IN 1985...1936...1905
2/13...21 INCHES.....21 IN 1936 TIED
2/18...24 INCHES.....22 IN 1936

ALL OF THE DAILY MEASUREMENTS FOR RECORD PURPOSES ARE AT 7 AM.”

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