Winter Weather Sets New Records Across Southeastern Michigan

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Fenton, MI — November 13, 2019

The winter of 2019 – 2020 is roaring in like a lion, hopefully it goes out like a lamb. The storm that dropped snow across southeastern Michigan broke an 87-year-old record on Veterans Day in Detroit. A total of 9.2 inches of the white stuff exceeded the 9.0 inches recorded November 15-16, 1932.

Lasco Press Photo

Flint saw 9.0 inches pile up, the 3rd biggest November snowfall since 13.4 inches fell on November 6-7, 1951. For November 11th itself, 8.6 inches were measured at Bishop International Airport topping the old record for the day of 3.0 inches in 1933.

Lasco Press Photo

Interstates clogged, spinouts and accidents were frequent occurrences, schools closed, and plows struggled to clear the drifts. It was a good day to stay home, warm and safe.

Mother Nature delivered a 1-2 punch with record temperature dips following the snow. The lowest November 13th at Flint’s Bishop Airport was 12 degrees in 1986. At 2 am this morning the thermometer read 1ºF. Tuesday night’s 10 pm reading was 10ºF breaking the record of 15 degrees from 1997.

Steam rising off Lake Fenton at dawn this morning. / Lasco Press Photo

Weather to Improve

Looking forward, the end of the week promises weather above freezing. By next week we can expect to see temperatures back up to the 40-degree mark. Here is the 10-day forecast courtesy of The Weather Channel.

DAY

DESCRIPTION HIGH / LOW PRECIP WIND HUMIDITY
TODAY

NOV 13

Cloudy
22°20°
10%
S 11 mph 67%
THU

NOV 14

Cloudy
34°25°
20%
WSW 8 mph 78%
FRI

NOV 15

Partly Cloudy
37°18°
10%
WNW 10 mph 79%
SAT

NOV 16

Mostly Sunny
29°19°
10%
E 8 mph 71%
SUN

NOV 17

Partly Cloudy
36°24°
10%
SE 5 mph 74%
MON

NOV 18

Cloudy
38°30°
10%
S 4 mph 81%
TUE

NOV 19

Mostly Cloudy
40°32°
20%
SW 6 mph 82%
WED

NOV 20

Mostly Cloudy
42°34°
20%
WSW 8 mph 82%
THU

NOV 21

Showers
40°33°
40%
WSW 11 mph 84%
FRI

NOV 22

Rain/Snow Showers
40°31°
30%
WSW 12 mph 78%
SAT

NOV 23

Mostly Cloudy
36°29°
20%
W 12 mph 78%
SUN

NOV 24

Mostly Cloudy
36°28°
20%
W 11 mph 77%
MON

NOV 25

Partly Cloudy
38°30°
20%
WSW 11 mph 74%
TUE

NOV 26

Partly Cloudy
38°28°
20%
WSW 10 mph 77%
WED

NOV 27

Partly Cloudy
35°29°
20%
W 11 mph 76%