Kalamazoo Snow Records

February 2nd, 2014 at 12:16 am by under Bill's Blog, News, Weather

kalamazoo county road commission    This update from Dr. Bob Ruhf, who keeps snowfall records at W.M.U. in Kalamazoo:  New snow Saturday 4.4″…snowcover 24″…season total 81.1″…difference from 16-year average +28.7″…  “* This is the greatest February snow depth measured during the 16-year period of record.  The previous February record was 15 inches set on February 2, 2011.  This is also one inch short of the greatest snow depth measured during any month.  The greatest snow depth measured was 25 inches on January 6, 10-11, 1999.  This ties a record for the longest number of days in a row (28) with a snow depth of 12 or more inches.  The previous record was 28 days from January 10 – February 6, 2009.   Picture courtesy of the Kalamazoo County Road Commission.         A shout out to all the snowplow drivers.  They’ve worked a LOT of extra hours.  Make sure you pay your private snowplow driver.   They’ve got to pay out-of-pocket for gas and wear on the trucks and if sure helps when you pay your bill on time.

The Kalamazoo County Road Commission (KCRC) maintains 1,265.31 miles of road throughout the 576 square mile county.  The primary road system consists of 449.28 miles; the remaining 816.03 miles comprise the local system.  Along with our maintenance operations, we maintain 60 bridges, over 20,400 signs, 47 traffic signals and 41 flashing lights at intersections.

4 Responses to “Kalamazoo Snow Records”

  1. Wswplz says:

    This winter is one to remember, and many said this winter would not compare to record winters of past…looks like we can put that notion to bed, and it’s only February 1st……So no need for the peanut gallery of the past….lol. Now we just need to bring it home..

    1. Jack says:

      Peanut Gallery from the Past ? Hmmmmm, CUE, Jethro Tull !!! Song CALLED ” Living in The PAST”"”. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EsCyC1dZiN8. Stay Cued !!

  2. Judy (Fennville) says:

    I’m tempted to tell our snowplow driver that we’ll have to get his tax information so that we can give him a W-2 form due to how much we’ve been using him this winter so far. He’s running out of places to put it all. And I’m sure we’ll need him Wednesday again if we get the 3-6″ we’re supposed to. At least what we got Saturday wasn’t as wet and heavy as it was supposed to have been, and it was only about 5″. It brushed off quite easily from my car on Sunday.

  3. Psalmon says:

    Bill, Are there any other sources for records like this for locations in the UP or Northern MI? Curious if this is a trend for the GL basin.

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