Snow RecordsMarch 16th, 2014 at 9:49 pm by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
Grand Rapids has now gone 98 days with an inch or more of snow on the ground (6th place – 117 is the record). The airport officially still has 7″ of snow on the ground. We’d have to go to April 5 to set a record. Lansing is also at 98 days and should break the record of 101 days set in 1962-63. Muskegon has set a record for the longest period with a foot or more of snow on the ground at 58 days (old record 57 days in 1979). Muskegon has 14″ of snow on the ground officially and is at 100 days with an inch or more of snow on the ground (currently 7th longest stretch). Muskegon has to go to April 4 to set a record. Grand Rapids is now at 96 consecutive days with 4″ or more of snow on the ground and I think that’s a record. G.R. did set a record for the most number of days with 20″ or more on the ground at 16 days in February. The least snow on the ground in February was 17”. We went 51 days (from 1/24 thru 3/15) with 8” or more of snow on the ground.
Also, Sunday’s high of 22° in G.R. was the coldest high temperature on any March 16th since 1900. (picture from Mike Buck). 4.4 Magnitude earthquake near Los Angeles this (Monday) morning. Here’s snow this Monday AM in Washington D.C. There’s a Slight Risk of severe thunderstorms in Florida today.