Top 10 Storm Snowfall Totals For The Ann Arbor Area

I don’t know how much we’ll get tonight, but I doubt we’ll be breaking any records.

Posted: Feb 1, 2011 at 10:45 AM [Today]

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An Ann Arbor resident shovels snow on William Street after a February 2008 snowstorm.

If the Ann Arbor area gets the 12-13 inches of snow the National Weather Service is predicting during tonight’s blizzard, it won’t be anywhere near the biggest snowfall in our history.

When was the most recent large snowfall? 2008.

When did we see the most snow? 1974.

And when did most of the largest snowfalls occur? January.

Here’s a list of the top 10 largest snowfalls in Ann Arbor, compiled by University of Michigan weather observer Dennis Kahlbaum, based on records going back to 1880: 

  1. Dec. 1-2, 1974: 19.8 inches
  2. Jan. 26-27, 1967: 17 inches
  3. Jan. 3-4, 1999: 15.9 inches
  4. March 18-19, 1973 14.6 inches
  5. Jan 30-31 of 2002, 14.5 inches
  6. Jan. 25 -26, 1978: 13.6 inches
  7. Dec. 11-12, 2000: 13.1 inches
  8. Jan. 14-15, 1992: 12.5 inches
  9. Jan. 1- 2, 2008, 12.3 inches
  10. Dec. 18-19, 1929: 12 inches

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