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

WinterOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayTotal Inches
2013-142.0010.7574.2555.2529.0015.00  186.25
2012-132.0018.5017.7567.0051.0034.5033.02.00225.75
2011-120.0018.0024.0052.5025.5010.501.500.00-132.00
2010-110.0025.5032.5072.0018.0012.5018.000.00178.50

2000-2009

WinterOct.Nov.Dec.Jan.Feb.Mar.Apr.MayTotal Inches
2009-103.003.5086.5038.5019.000.000.000.00150.50
2008-090.0017.0069.5084.5027.004.5014.500.00217.00
2007-080.0021.2539.7555.0032.0023.7513.500.00185.25
2006-076.005.5026.5037.7536.5020.0030.500.00162.75
2005-060.0036.0077.5030.0049.5026.500.000.00219.50
2004-055.507.2550.6357.3825.7517.750.200.25164.71
2003-041.0015.5047.50 105.5037.5021.503.500.00232.00
2002-035.0027.5040.5068.0044.0035.008.000.00228.00
2001-022.5013.5071.0043.0054.0062.005.502.50254.00
2000-011.5025.0107.5057.1072.0038.502.000.00303.60

1990-1999

WinterOct.Nov.DecJan.Feb.Mar.Apr.MayTotal Inches
1999-20000.003.1045.9064.007.7019.409.100.00155.00
1998-990.008.4089.8083.3036.0013.500.000.00231.00
1997-984.6032.7022.6053.805.5012.300.000.00131.50
1996-971.8026.5061.10105.1014.3034.503.206.20253.10
1995-962.2030.8090.6098.2039.3039.6016.208.30328.20
1994-950.2011.0012.7044.7068.1026.0013.201.00175.90
1993-945.0022.5037.7083.4014.6015.007.100.00185.30
1992-938.2013.3042.5059.2022.6010.503.300.00159.60
1991-921.0042.7033.8042.8035.406.004.500.00166.20
1990-91 13.406.7035.6073.3022.3011.700.901.90165.80

1980-1989

WinterOct.Nov.Dec.Jan.Feb.Mar.Apr.MayTotal Inches
1989-900.4034.80108.5050.5031.506.3010.503.90246.40
1988-8911.1037.9071.6080.20 86.7034.507.803.40333.20
1987-889.803.9012.0075.9066.7047.603.100.00229.00
1986-870.0054.4231.6034.709.9025.039.216.00170.86
1985-860.00 62.30109.6048.6024.3039.602.2900.00286.69
1984-851.004.6057.3070.3042.5055.204.200.00235.10
1983-842.9029.70100.0051.4011.6030.704.800.20231.30
1982-8310.8032.2032.5037.2015.0026.6013.500.00167.80
1981-828.605.2099.0082.0027.7017.7019.900.00260.10
1980-813.2011.5052.6072.5030.508.605.300.00184.20

1970-1979

WinterOct.Nov.Dec.Jan.Feb.Mar.Apr.MayTotal Inches
1979-8011.3030.5023.7095.6041.006.506.700.00215.30
1978-790.7055.00 118.9088.3039.8043.209.400.60355.90
1977-780.0022.4083.7070.2036.0018.104.300.00234.70
1976-776.5037.0072.4068.5030.1010.809.700.00234.80
1975-760.0010.5058.9069.8047.10 72.300.600.00259.20
1974-750.0029.8026.7085.4054.1042.101.900.00240.00
1973-740.0010.1061.1068.7040.308.0018.403.00209.60
1972-730.0018.8058.6066.2043.803.901.608.70201.60
1971-720.0018.1018.40104.5049.9045.1021.900.00287.90
1970-710.0015.9050.6097.8056.9034.9019.803.80279.70

1960-1969

WinterOct.Nov.Dec.Jan.Feb.Mar.Apr.MayTotal Inches
1969-700.0024.5035.9069.4018.108.708.500.00165.10
1968-690.0024.0078.0087.5027.005.505.500.00227.50
1967-6810.5040.5026.5025.5036.004.508.000.00151.50
1966-672.0023.0050.0065.5037.5014.006.000.50199.00
1965-660.0046.0036.0057.5018.5028.0016.001.00203.00
1964-655.0042.0068.0063.5056.5025.507.001.00268.50
1963-640.005.0083.5027.5033.0033.5011.000.00193.50
1962-633.509.0065.0051.0034.5024.502.502.00192.00
1961-620.0018.5057.0061.5045.005.004.001.00192.00
1960-19610.0018.5036.5049.0044.0015.006.005.50174.50

1950-1959

WinterOct.Nov.Dec.Jan.Feb.Mar.Apr.MayTotal Inches
1959-603.0054.0026.0063.5041.5017.5010.007.00222.50
1958-590.0023.5096.0085.5014.5025.500.000.00247.00
1957-580.0029.5030.0039.5035.0016.000.000.00150.00
1956-570.0029.5036.5058.5026.005.0012.000.00167.50
1955-560.0030.2577.5040.0017.0012.0012.504.00193.25
1954-554.0014.256.0051.5012.5054.000.500.00142.75
1953-540.008.0020.0043.0013.0021.001.50 11.00117.50
1952-531.0013.0018.0039.5059.0012.0017.000.00159.00
1951-527.0033.0062.0035.009.0021.0010.000.00177.00
1950-510.0035.0085.0049.0049.0026.0013.000.00257.00

1940-1949

WinterOct.Nov.Dec.Jan.Feb.Mar.Apr.MayTotal Inches
1949-500.5031.0026.5089.0041.0031.0028.007.00254.00
1948-490.5017.5061.0047.0045.0018.000.000.00189.00
1947-480.0052.0050.0044.0016.0018.002.000.00182.00
1946-472.0014.0042.0030.5060.5018.508.500.00176.00
1945-460.0017.5077.0047.0029.008.007.000.50186.00
1944-450.0014.0042.5068.5059.007.0018.500.50212.00
1943-440.0013.0024.0013.5020.0043.004.000.00117.50
1942-437.0022.0066.0039.5026.5031.009.500.00208.00
1941-420.0015.0025.5041.5029.0033.001.002.00147.00
1940-410.0027.0030.5051.0043.5010.507.000.00169.50

1930-1939

WinterOct.Nov.DecJan.Feb.Mar.Apr.MayTotal Inches
1939-404.002.0025.5061.0027.5031.5012.508.00172.00
1938-392.0023.0051.0041.5060.0035.0013.500.00226.00
1937-381.5015.2042.5046.0012.508.501.000.00127.25
1936-371.7525.5025.2577.0051.002.508.000.00191.00
1935-361.2028.2541.2550.5038.0015.752.000.50177.45
1934-350.5013.0054.0059.0011.007.501.500.00146.50
1933-347.5025.2530.5021.0011.0014.2515.250.00124.75
1932-3312.0010.0035.7515.0023.0014.205.500.00115.45
1931-320.003.005.0033.5025.0023.002.500.0092.00
1930-312.806.0023.0021.5012.5011.504.000.0081.30

1920-1929

WinterOct.Nov.Dec.Jan.Feb.Mar.Apr.MayTotal Inches
1929-305.5019.5036.2042.5012.008.801.000.00125.50
1928-290.001.2025.8061.0014.0011.001.001.50115.50
1927-280.0024.2558.4836.7512.009.0026.000.00166.48
1926-275.5031.5030.5015.0023.001.002.000.00108.50
1925-268.504.0018.5017.0011.0021.503.500.5084.50
1924-250.0017.2544.0017.0011.006.000.000.0095.25
1923-248.256.0025.0045.0011.005.003.500.00103.75
1922-231.495.2546.0048.5027.005.806.500.25140.79
1921-221.0016.5025.0041.5034.504.0011.000.00133.50
1920-210.0017.0041.0019.0019.0015.000.001.50112.50

1910-1919

WinterOct.Nov.DecJan.Feb.Mar.Apr.MayTotal Inches
1919-209.0041.0053.0027.0011.0018.006.500.00165.50
1918-192.0011.0038.0018.0029.005.001.002.00106.00
1917-182.004.0046.0040.006.004.001.000.00103.00
1916-175.008.0046.0019.0013.0027.004.000.00122.00
1915-161.509.0025.0053.0023.0022.004.000.00137.50
1914-150.006.0021.0040.0012.006.001.000.2586.25
1913-143.004.004.0025.0023.0012.0016.000.0087.00
1912-130.0012.0046.0029.0033.0030.007.000.00157.00
1911-121.0031.5029.0040.007.004.008.000.00120.50
1910-114.0021.0033.0029.5032.0011.005.500.00136.00

1900-1909

WinterOct.Nov.Dec.Jan.Feb.Mar.Apr.MayTotal Inches
1909-1010.0020.5040.5051.0024.000.509.000.50156.00
1908-090.0030.0028.5025.0028.5016.2519.004.00151.25
1907-080.0018.5019.5019.0026.5020.5012.000.00116.00
1906-071.0027.0040.5039.0010.0016.50 35.002.50171.50
1905-066.2524.2531.0022.0027.0025.000.500.00136.00
1904-050.2516.2555.5037.0014.507.505.503.00139.50
1903-040.0039.0052.0033.5011.0021.0010.503.00170.00
1902-030.808.0052.0022.0024.0011.0018.003.00138.80
1901-020.0015.0031.0043.0024.0012.007.500.00132.50
1900-010.0013.5020.0032.5015.0018.500.000.0099.50

1890-1899

WinterOct.Nov.Dec.Jan.Feb.Mar.Apr.MayTotal Inches
1899-19000.001.0042.5022.0019.5013.000.000.00100.00
1898-991.2015.3036.0030.5015.0013.000.006.50112.50
1897-981.0013.0036.5019.5020.0012.001.500.00103.50
1896-973.0037.0016.7036.5018.5012.001.502.00127.20
1895-962.8014.0062.0029.0015.806.008.500.00138.10
1894-950.0029.5018.3074.009.005.250.001.50137.55
1893-941.0030.0048.5037.0014.5023.0010.001.00165.00
1892-930.0023.0044.0024.5016.5017.0013.001.00139.00
1891-920.0031.0023.0044.0018.0012.501.000.00129.50
1890-911.0012.2012.0033.0028.5022.002.500.00111.20