Snowfall Records

Snow is a popular topic of conversation among Michigan Tech students, alumni and friends. From snowball fights across Highway 41 to digging out the wrong car in the parking lot after a blizzard, there are many great stories about snowy experiences in the Keweenaw.

The record high seasonal total of 355.90 inches was recorded in the winter of 1978-1979. The low record of 81.30 inches was recorded in 1930-1931.

Snow is measured near the airport by the Michigan Tech Keweenaw Research Center—the Keweenaw Road Commission measures snow near Delaware and has recorded higher amounts during some winters.

Courtesy of:

Michigan Tech Keweenaw Research Center
Vehicle Research and Testing in Calumet, MI
(Since 2004-2005)

JohnDee.com
(2000-2003)

2010-Current

Winter Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Total Inches
2013-14 2.00 10.75 74.25 55.25 29.00 15.00 22.50   208.75
2012-13 2.00 18.50 17.75 67.00 51.00 34.50 33.0 2.00 225.75
2011-12 0.00 18.00 24.00 52.50 25.50 10.50 1.50 0.00- 132.00
2010-11 0.00 25.50 32.50 72.00 18.00 12.50 18.00 0.00 178.50

2000-2009

Winter Oct. Nov. Dec. Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Total Inches
2009-10 3.00 3.50 86.50 38.50 19.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 150.50
2008-09 0.00 17.00 69.50 84.50 27.00 4.50 14.50 0.00 217.00
2007-08 0.00 21.25 39.75 55.00 32.00 23.75 13.50 0.00 185.25
2006-07 6.00 5.50 26.50 37.75 36.50 20.00 30.50 0.00 162.75
2005-06 0.00 36.00 77.50 30.00 49.50 26.50 0.00 0.00 219.50
2004-05 5.50 7.25 50.63 57.38 25.75 17.75 0.20 0.25 164.71
2003-04 1.00 15.50 47.50  105.50 37.50 21.50 3.50 0.00 232.00
2002-03 5.00 27.50 40.50 68.00 44.00 35.00 8.00 0.00 228.00
2001-02 2.50 13.50 71.00 43.00 54.00 62.00 5.50 2.50 254.00
2000-01 1.50 25.0 107.50 57.10 72.00 38.50 2.00 0.00 303.60

1990-1999

Winter Oct. Nov. Dec Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Total Inches
1999-2000 0.00 3.10 45.90 64.00 7.70 19.40 9.10 0.00 155.00
1998-99 0.00 8.40 89.80 83.30 36.00 13.50 0.00 0.00 231.00
1997-98 4.60 32.70 22.60 53.80 5.50 12.30 0.00 0.00 131.50
1996-97 1.80 26.50 61.10 105.10 14.30 34.50 3.20 6.20 253.10
1995-96 2.20 30.80 90.60 98.20 39.30 39.60 16.20 8.30 328.20
1994-95 0.20 11.00 12.70 44.70 68.10 26.00 13.20 1.00 175.90
1993-94 5.00 22.50 37.70 83.40 14.60 15.00 7.10 0.00 185.30
1992-93 8.20 13.30 42.50 59.20 22.60 10.50 3.30 0.00 159.60
1991-92 1.00 42.70 33.80 42.80 35.40 6.00 4.50 0.00 166.20
1990-91  13.40 6.70 35.60 73.30 22.30 11.70 0.90 1.90 165.80

1980-1989

Winter Oct. Nov. Dec. Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Total Inches
1989-90 0.40 34.80 108.50 50.50 31.50 6.30 10.50 3.90 246.40
1988-89 11.10 37.90 71.60 80.20  86.70 34.50 7.80 3.40 333.20
1987-88 9.80 3.90 12.00 75.90 66.70 47.60 3.10 0.00 229.00
1986-87 0.00 54.42 31.60 34.70 9.90 25.03 9.21 6.00 170.86
1985-86 0.00  62.30 109.60 48.60 24.30 39.60 2.290 0.00 286.69
1984-85 1.00 4.60 57.30 70.30 42.50 55.20 4.20 0.00 235.10
1983-84 2.90 29.70 100.00 51.40 11.60 30.70 4.80 0.20 231.30
1982-83 10.80 32.20 32.50 37.20 15.00 26.60 13.50 0.00 167.80
1981-82 8.60 5.20 99.00 82.00 27.70 17.70 19.90 0.00 260.10
1980-81 3.20 11.50 52.60 72.50 30.50 8.60 5.30 0.00 184.20

1970-1979

Winter Oct. Nov. Dec. Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Total Inches
1979-80 11.30 30.50 23.70 95.60 41.00 6.50 6.70 0.00 215.30
1978-79 0.70 55.00  118.90 88.30 39.80 43.20 9.40 0.60 355.90
1977-78 0.00 22.40 83.70 70.20 36.00 18.10 4.30 0.00 234.70
1976-77 6.50 37.00 72.40 68.50 30.10 10.80 9.70 0.00 234.80
1975-76 0.00 10.50 58.90 69.80 47.10  72.30 0.60 0.00 259.20
1974-75 0.00 29.80 26.70 85.40 54.10 42.10 1.90 0.00 240.00
1973-74 0.00 10.10 61.10 68.70 40.30 8.00 18.40 3.00 209.60
1972-73 0.00 18.80 58.60 66.20 43.80 3.90 1.60 8.70 201.60
1971-72 0.00 18.10 18.40 104.50 49.90 45.10 21.90 0.00 287.90
1970-71 0.00 15.90 50.60 97.80 56.90 34.90 19.80 3.80 279.70

1960-1969

Winter Oct. Nov. Dec. Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Total Inches
1969-70 0.00 24.50 35.90 69.40 18.10 8.70 8.50 0.00 165.10
1968-69 0.00 24.00 78.00 87.50 27.00 5.50 5.50 0.00 227.50
1967-68 10.50 40.50 26.50 25.50 36.00 4.50 8.00 0.00 151.50
1966-67 2.00 23.00 50.00 65.50 37.50 14.00 6.00 0.50 199.00
1965-66 0.00 46.00 36.00 57.50 18.50 28.00 16.00 1.00 203.00
1964-65 5.00 42.00 68.00 63.50 56.50 25.50 7.00 1.00 268.50
1963-64 0.00 5.00 83.50 27.50 33.00 33.50 11.00 0.00 193.50
1962-63 3.50 9.00 65.00 51.00 34.50 24.50 2.50 2.00 192.00
1961-62 0.00 18.50 57.00 61.50 45.00 5.00 4.00 1.00 192.00
1960-1961 0.00 18.50 36.50 49.00 44.00 15.00 6.00 5.50 174.50

1950-1959

Winter Oct. Nov. Dec. Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Total Inches
1959-60 3.00 54.00 26.00 63.50 41.50 17.50 10.00 7.00 222.50
1958-59 0.00 23.50 96.00 85.50 14.50 25.50 0.00 0.00 247.00
1957-58 0.00 29.50 30.00 39.50 35.00 16.00 0.00 0.00 150.00
1956-57 0.00 29.50 36.50 58.50 26.00 5.00 12.00 0.00 167.50
1955-56 0.00 30.25 77.50 40.00 17.00 12.00 12.50 4.00 193.25
1954-55 4.00 14.25 6.00 51.50 12.50 54.00 0.50 0.00 142.75
1953-54 0.00 8.00 20.00 43.00 13.00 21.00 1.50  11.00 117.50
1952-53 1.00 13.00 18.00 39.50 59.00 12.00 17.00 0.00 159.00
1951-52 7.00 33.00 62.00 35.00 9.00 21.00 10.00 0.00 177.00
1950-51 0.00 35.00 85.00 49.00 49.00 26.00 13.00 0.00 257.00

1940-1949

Winter Oct. Nov. Dec. Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Total Inches
1949-50 0.50 31.00 26.50 89.00 41.00 31.00 28.00 7.00 254.00
1948-49 0.50 17.50 61.00 47.00 45.00 18.00 0.00 0.00 189.00
1947-48 0.00 52.00 50.00 44.00 16.00 18.00 2.00 0.00 182.00
1946-47 2.00 14.00 42.00 30.50 60.50 18.50 8.50 0.00 176.00
1945-46 0.00 17.50 77.00 47.00 29.00 8.00 7.00 0.50 186.00
1944-45 0.00 14.00 42.50 68.50 59.00 7.00 18.50 0.50 212.00
1943-44 0.00 13.00 24.00 13.50 20.00 43.00 4.00 0.00 117.50
1942-43 7.00 22.00 66.00 39.50 26.50 31.00 9.50 0.00 208.00
1941-42 0.00 15.00 25.50 41.50 29.00 33.00 1.00 2.00 147.00
1940-41 0.00 27.00 30.50 51.00 43.50 10.50 7.00 0.00 169.50

1930-1939

Winter Oct. Nov. Dec Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Total Inches
1939-40 4.00 2.00 25.50 61.00 27.50 31.50 12.50 8.00 172.00
1938-39 2.00 23.00 51.00 41.50 60.00 35.00 13.50 0.00 226.00
1937-38 1.50 15.20 42.50 46.00 12.50 8.50 1.00 0.00 127.25
1936-37 1.75 25.50 25.25 77.00 51.00 2.50 8.00 0.00 191.00
1935-36 1.20 28.25 41.25 50.50 38.00 15.75 2.00 0.50 177.45
1934-35 0.50 13.00 54.00 59.00 11.00 7.50 1.50 0.00 146.50
1933-34 7.50 25.25 30.50 21.00 11.00 14.25 15.25 0.00 124.75
1932-33 12.00 10.00 35.75 15.00 23.00 14.20 5.50 0.00 115.45
1931-32 0.00 3.00 5.00 33.50 25.00 23.00 2.50 0.00 92.00
1930-31 2.80 6.00 23.00 21.50 12.50 11.50 4.00 0.00 81.30

1920-1929

Winter Oct. Nov. Dec. Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Total Inches
1929-30 5.50 19.50 36.20 42.50 12.00 8.80 1.00 0.00 125.50
1928-29 0.00 1.20 25.80 61.00 14.00 11.00 1.00 1.50 115.50
1927-28 0.00 24.25 58.48 36.75 12.00 9.00 26.00 0.00 166.48
1926-27 5.50 31.50 30.50 15.00 23.00 1.00 2.00 0.00 108.50
1925-26 8.50 4.00 18.50 17.00 11.00 21.50 3.50 0.50 84.50
1924-25 0.00 17.25 44.00 17.00 11.00 6.00 0.00 0.00 95.25
1923-24 8.25 6.00 25.00 45.00 11.00 5.00 3.50 0.00 103.75
1922-23 1.49 5.25 46.00 48.50 27.00 5.80 6.50 0.25 140.79
1921-22 1.00 16.50 25.00 41.50 34.50 4.00 11.00 0.00 133.50
1920-21 0.00 17.00 41.00 19.00 19.00 15.00 0.00 1.50 112.50

1910-1919

Winter Oct. Nov. Dec Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Total Inches
1919-20 9.00 41.00 53.00 27.00 11.00 18.00 6.50 0.00 165.50
1918-19 2.00 11.00 38.00 18.00 29.00 5.00 1.00 2.00 106.00
1917-18 2.00 4.00 46.00 40.00 6.00 4.00 1.00 0.00 103.00
1916-17 5.00 8.00 46.00 19.00 13.00 27.00 4.00 0.00 122.00
1915-16 1.50 9.00 25.00 53.00 23.00 22.00 4.00 0.00 137.50
1914-15 0.00 6.00 21.00 40.00 12.00 6.00 1.00 0.25 86.25
1913-14 3.00 4.00 4.00 25.00 23.00 12.00 16.00 0.00 87.00
1912-13 0.00 12.00 46.00 29.00 33.00 30.00 7.00 0.00 157.00
1911-12 1.00 31.50 29.00 40.00 7.00 4.00 8.00 0.00 120.50
1910-11 4.00 21.00 33.00 29.50 32.00 11.00 5.50 0.00 136.00

1900-1909

Winter Oct. Nov. Dec. Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Total Inches
1909-10 10.00 20.50 40.50 51.00 24.00 0.50 9.00 0.50 156.00
1908-09 0.00 30.00 28.50 25.00 28.50 16.25 19.00 4.00 151.25
1907-08 0.00 18.50 19.50 19.00 26.50 20.50 12.00 0.00 116.00
1906-07 1.00 27.00 40.50 39.00 10.00 16.50  35.00 2.50 171.50
1905-06 6.25 24.25 31.00 22.00 27.00 25.00 0.50 0.00 136.00
1904-05 0.25 16.25 55.50 37.00 14.50 7.50 5.50 3.00 139.50
1903-04 0.00 39.00 52.00 33.50 11.00 21.00 10.50 3.00 170.00
1902-03 0.80 8.00 52.00 22.00 24.00 11.00 18.00 3.00 138.80
1901-02 0.00 15.00 31.00 43.00 24.00 12.00 7.50 0.00 132.50
1900-01 0.00 13.50 20.00 32.50 15.00 18.50 0.00 0.00 99.50

1890-1899

Winter Oct. Nov. Dec. Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Total Inches
1899-1900 0.00 1.00 42.50 22.00 19.50 13.00 0.00 0.00 100.00
1898-99 1.20 15.30 36.00 30.50 15.00 13.00 0.00 6.50 112.50
1897-98 1.00 13.00 36.50 19.50 20.00 12.00 1.50 0.00 103.50
1896-97 3.00 37.00 16.70 36.50 18.50 12.00 1.50 2.00 127.20
1895-96 2.80 14.00 62.00 29.00 15.80 6.00 8.50 0.00 138.10
1894-95 0.00 29.50 18.30 74.00 9.00 5.25 0.00 1.50 137.55
1893-94 1.00 30.00 48.50 37.00 14.50 23.00 10.00 1.00 165.00
1892-93 0.00 23.00 44.00 24.50 16.50 17.00 13.00 1.00 139.00
1891-92 0.00 31.00 23.00 44.00 18.00 12.50 1.00 0.00 129.50
1890-91 1.00 12.20 12.00 33.00 28.50 22.00 2.50 0.00 111.20