2013-14 Seasonal Snowfall in Inches
Kalamazoo, Michigan

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Notes:
Snow depths (in inches) are reported for 11:59 p.m.
"Normal" values are seasonal averages based on the last sixteen winter seasons for Western Michigan University.
The seasonal snowfall average for the entire season is 79.2 inches


OCTOBER 2013

Calendar Date

Snowfall/Ice

Snow Depth

Monthly Total

Seasonal Total

Normal Total

Difference

11-Oct

.

.

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

12-Oct

.

.

0.0

0.0

0.4

-0.4

13-Oct

.

.

0.0

0.0

0.4

-0.4

14-Oct

.

.

0.0

0.0

0.4

-0.4

15-Oct

.

.

0.0

0.0

0.4

-0.4

16-Oct

.

.

0.0

0.0

0.4

-0.4

17-Oct

.

.

0.0

0.0

0.4

-0.4

18-Oct

.

.

0.0

0.0

0.4

-0.4

19-Oct

.

.

0.0

0.0

0.4

-0.4

20-Oct

.

.

0.0

0.0

0.4

-0.4

21-Oct

.

.

0.0

0.0

0.4

-0.4

22-Oct

.

.

0.0

0.0

0.4

-0.4

23-Oct

0.1

.

0.1

0.1

0.5

-0.4

24-Oct

0.5

.

0.6

0.6

0.5

0.1

25-Oct

Trace

.

0.6

0.6

0.5

0.1

26-Oct

.

.

0.6

0.6

0.5

0.1

27-Oct

.

.

0.6

0.6

0.5

0.1

28-Oct

.

.

0.6

0.6

0.5

0.1

29-Oct

.

.

0.6

0.6

0.5

0.1

30-Oct

.

.

0.6

0.6

0.5

0.1

31-Oct

.

.

0.6

0.6

0.5

0.1


NOVEMBER 2013

Calendar Date

Snowfall/Ice

Snow Depth

Monthly Total

Seasonal Total

Normal Total

Difference

01-Nov

.

.

0.0

0.6

0.5

0.1

02-Nov

.

.

0.0

0.6

0.6

0.0

03-Nov

.

.

0.0

0.6

0.6

0.0

04-Nov

.

.

0.0

0.6

0.6

0.0

05-Nov

.

.

0.0

0.6

0.6

0.0

06-Nov

.

.

0.0

0.6

0.6

0.0

07-Nov

1.0

1

1.0

1.6

0.7

0.9

08-Nov

0.1

.

1.1

1.7

0.7

1.0

09-Nov

.

.

1.1

1.7

0.7

1.0

10-Nov

.

.

1.1

1.7

0.9

0.8

11-Nov

0.3

Trace

1.4

2.0

0.9

1.1

12-Nov

Trace

Trace

1.4

2.0

0.9

1.1

13-Nov

.

Trace

1.4

2.0

0.9

1.1

14-Nov

.

.

1.4

2.0

0.9

1.1

15-Nov

.

.

1.4

2.0

0.9

1.1

16-Nov

.

.

1.4

2.0

1.1

0.9

17-Nov

.

.

1.4

2.0

1.6

0.4

18-Nov

.

.

1.4

2.0

1.7

0.3

19-Nov

.

.

1.4

2.0

1.8

0.2

20-Nov

.

.

1.4

2.0

2.3

-0.3

21-Nov

.

.

1.4

2.0

2.7

-0.7

22-Nov

.

.

1.4

2.0

2.8

-0.8

23-Nov

0.3

Trace

1.7

2.3

2.9

-0.7

24-Nov

0.2

Trace

1.9

2.5

4.0

-1.5

25-Nov

0.1

Trace

2.0

2.6

4.2

-1.6

26-Nov

Trace

Trace

2.0

2.6

4.2

-1.6

27-Nov

.

Trace

2.0

2.6

4.2

-1.6

28-Nov

0.6

1

2.6

3.2

4.5

-1.3

29-Nov

.

Trace

2.6

3.2

4.8

-1.6

30-Nov

.

Trace

2.6

3.2

5.4

-2.2


DECEMBER 2013

Calendar Date

Snowfall/Ice

Snow Depth

Monthly Total

Seasonal Total

Normal Total

Difference

01-Dec

.

.

0.0

3.2

6.4

-3.2

02-Dec

.

.

0.0

3.2

6.8

-3.6

03-Dec

0.8

.

0.8

4.0

7.2

-3.2

04-Dec

.

.

0.8

4.0

8.1

-4.9

05-Dec

.

.

0.8

4.0

8.6

-4.6

06-Dec

0.2

Trace

1.0

4.2

9.5

-5.3

07-Dec

0.4

Trace

1.4

4.6

9.8

-5.2

08-Dec

1.4

1

2.8

6.0

10.7

-4.7

09-Dec

2.5

4

5.3

8.5

11.3

-2.8

10-Dec

1.6

4

6.9

10.1

11.9

-1.8

11-Dec

3.7

7

10.6

13.8

13.3

0.5

12-Dec

0.3

6

10.9

14.1

13.8

0.3

13-Dec

Trace

5

10.9

14.1

14.3

-0.2

14-Dec

4.9

8

15.8

19.0

15.0

4.0

15-Dec

2.5

10

18.3

21.5

15.4

6.1

16-Dec

1.3

10

19.6

22.8

16.5

6.3

17-Dec

2.1

10

21.7

24.9

17.1

7.8

18-Dec

Trace

9

21.7

24.9

17.3

7.6

19-Dec

.

7

21.7

24.9

18.1

6.9

20-Dec

.

5

21.7

24.9

18.5

6.4

21-Dec

Trace (ice)

4

21.7

24.9

18.9

6.0

22-Dec

0.2

4

21.9

25.1

19.5

5.6

23-Dec

1.6

5

23.5

26.7

20.7

6.0

24-Dec

0.5

5

24.0

27.2

21.3

5.9

25-Dec

1.0

5

25.0

28.2

21.9

6.3

26-Dec

1.9

6

26.9

30.1

22.6

7.5

27-Dec

Trace

5

26.9

30.1

23.1

7.0

28-Dec

.

4

26.9

30.1

24.3

5.9

29-Dec

Trace

4

26.9

30.1

25.1

5.0

30-Dec

0.5

4

27.4

30.6

25.8

4.8

31-Dec

3.3

7

30.7

33.9

26.5

7.4


JANUARY 2014

Calendar Date

Snowfall/Ice

Snow Depth

Monthly Total

Seasonal Total

Normal Total

Difference

01-Jan

4.0

9

4.0

37.9

27.6

10.3

02-Jan

0.7

9

4.7

38.6

28.8

9.8

03-Jan

.

8

4.7

38.6

29.3

9.3

04-Jan

1.8

9

6.5

40.4

30.2

10.2

05-Jan

10.0

18

16.5

50.4

31.5

18.9

06-Jan

2.4

18

18.9

52.8

32.8

20.0

07-Jan

0.7

17

19.6

53.5

33.7

19.8

08-Jan

0.2

17

19.8

53.7

34.3

19.4

09-Jan

0.5

17

20.3

54.2

34.6

19.6

10-Jan

0.2

14

20.5

54.4

35.5

18.9

11-Jan

Trace

13

20.5

54.4

36.2

18.2

12-Jan

.

13

20.5

54.4

36.6

17.8

13-Jan

.

12

20.5

54.4

38.0

16.4

14-Jan

0.4

12

20.9

54.8

38.5

16.3

15-Jan

2.6

14

23.5

57.4

39.2

18.2

16-Jan

1.8

15

25.3

59.2

39.7

19.5

17-Jan

0.4

15

25.7

59.6

40.3

19.3

18-Jan

0.7

15

26.4

60.3

41.1

19.2

19-Jan

.

15

26.4

60.3

41.8

18.5

20-Jan

Trace

15

26.4

60.3

42.3

18.0

21-Jan

.

15

26.4

60.3

42.8

17.5

22-Jan

0.9

16

27.3

61.2

44.1

17.1

23-Jan

1.6

16

28.9

62.8

44.9

17.9

24-Jan

0.9

16

29.8

63.7

45.5

18.2

25-Jan

4.8

19

34.6

68.5

46.1

22.4

26-Jan

5.0

23

39.6

73.5

46.9

26.6

27-Jan

2.0

22

41.6

75.5

47.8

27.7

28-Jan

0.1

22

41.7

75.6

48.8

26.8

29-Jan

0.3

21

42.0

75.9

49.2

26.7

30-Jan

0.7

21

42.7

76.6

50.2

26.5

31-Jan

0.1

21

42.8

76.7

51.1

25.6


FEBRUARY 2014

Calendar Date

Snowfall/Ice

Snow Depth

Monthly Total

Seasonal Total

Normal Total

Difference

01-Feb

4.4

24

4.4

81.1

52.4

28.7

02-Feb

Trace

24

4.4

81.1

53.4

27.7

03-Feb

Trace

23

4.4

81.1

53.9

27.2

04-Feb

0.2

23

4.6

81.3

54.6

26.7

05-Feb

3.6

24

8.2

84.9

55.2

29.7

06-Feb

0.9

24

9.1

85.8

55.6

30.2

07-Feb

0.1

23

9.2

85.9

56.0

29.9

08-Feb

1.2

24

10.4

87.1

56.2

30.9

09-Feb

1.4

25

11.8

88.5

57.1

31.4

10-Feb

0.3

24

12.1

88.8

58.0

30.8

11-Feb

0.1

24

12.2

88.9

58.2

30.7

12-Feb

.

23

12.2

88.9

58.9

30.0

13-Feb

0.1

22

12.3

89.0

59.2

29.8

14-Feb

0.2

22

12.5

89.2

59.4

29.8

15-Feb

0.2

22

12.7

89.4

59.7

29.7

16-Feb

1.1

23

13.8

90.5

60.2

30.3

17-Feb

5.3

27

19.1

95.8

61.1

34.7

18-Feb

0.3

24

19.4

96.1

61.8

34.3

19-Feb

Trace

22

19.4

96.1

62.1

34.0

20-Feb

0.5

20

19.9

96.6

62.9

33.7

21-Feb

0.1

18

20.0

96.7

63.7

33.0

22-Feb

Trace

18

20.0

96.7

64.5

32.2

23-Feb

.

18

20.0

96.7

64.8

31.9

24-Feb

0.4

17

20.4

97.1

65.7

31.4

25-Feb

0.9

18

21.3

98.0

66.4

31.6

26-Feb

0.2

17

21.5

98.2

67.2

31.0

27-Feb

3.5

20

25.0

101.7

67.9

33.8

28-Feb

.

19

25.0

101.7

68.2

33.5

29-Feb

**

**

**

**

68.4

33.3


MARCH 2014

Calendar Date

Snowfall/Ice

Snow Depth

Monthly Total

Seasonal Total

Normal Total

Difference

01-Mar

2.3

20

2.3

104.0

68.7

35.3

02-Mar

0.6

20

2.9

104.6

69.4

35.2

03-Mar

.

19

2.9

104.6

69.9

34.7

04-Mar

Trace

19

2.9

104.6

70.7

33.9

05-Mar

0.3

18

3.2

104.9

71.7

33.2

06-Mar

.

18

3.2

104.9

72.0

32.9

07-Mar

.

18

3.2

104.9

72.2

32.7

08-Mar

.

18

3.2

104.9

72.4

32.5

09-Mar

.

18

3.2

104.9

72.9

32.0

10-Mar

.

15

3.2

104.9

73.2

31.7

11-Mar

.

12

3.2

104.9

73.5

31.4

12-Mar

7.5

18

10.7

112.4

74.2

38.2

13-Mar

Trace

17

10.7

112.4

74.3

38.1

14-Mar

.

12

10.7

112.4

74.5

37.9

15-Mar

.

11

10.7

112.4

74.6

37.8

16-Mar

.

11

10.7

112.4

74.9

37.5

17-Mar

.

10

10.7

112.4

75.0

37.4

18-Mar

.

9

10.7

112.4

75.1

37.3

19-Mar

Trace

7

10.7

112.4

75.3

37.1

20-Mar

0.1

7

10.8

112.5

75.4

37.1

21-Mar

.

4

10.8

112.5

76.3

36.2

22-Mar

Trace

4

10.8

112.5

76.4

36.1

23-Mar

.

4

10.8

112.5

76.4

36.1

24-Mar

Trace

3

10.8

112.5

76.5

36.0

25-Mar

0.4

3

11.2

112.9

76.6

36.3

26-Mar

Trace

3

11.2

112.9

76.7

36.2

27-Mar

0.2

2

11.4

113.1

76.8

36.3

28-Mar

Trace

1

11.4

113.1

76.8

36.3

29-Mar

0.4

1

11.8

113.5

76.8

36.7

30-Mar

.

Trace

11.8

113.5

76.8

36.7

31-Mar

.

Trace

11.8

113.5

76.8

36.7


APRIL 2014

Calendar Date

Snowfall/Ice

Snow Depth

Monthly Total

Seasonal Total

Normal Total

Difference

01-Apr

.

Trace

0.0

113.5

76.9

36.6

02-Apr

.

Trace

0.0

113.5

76.9

36.6

03-Apr

Trace

Trace

Trace

113.5

76.9

36.6

04-Apr

0.3

Trace

0.3

113.8

77.1

36.7

05-Apr

Trace

.

0.3

113.8

77.3

36.5

06-Apr

.

.

0.3

113.8

77.5

36.3

07-Apr

.

.

0.3

113.8

77.9

35.9

08-Apr

.

.

0.3

113.8

78.2

36.6

09-Apr

.

.

0.3

113.8

78.3

35.5

10-Apr

.

.

0.3

113.8

78.3

35.5

11-Apr

.

.

0.3

113.8

78.7

35.1

12-Apr

.

.

0.3

113.8

78.7

35.1

13-Apr

.

.

0.3

113.8

78.7

35.1

14-Apr

0.9

1

1.2

114.7

78.7

36.0

15-Apr

0.6

Trace

1.8

115.3

78.8

36.5

16-Apr

.

.

1.8

115.3

78.8

36.5

17-Apr

.

.

1.8

115.3

78.8

36.5

18-Apr

.

.

1.8

115.3

79.1

36.2

19-Apr

.

.

1.8

115.3

79.1

36.2

20-Apr

.

.

1.8

115.3

79.1

36.2

21-Apr

.

.

1.8

115.3

79.1

36.2

22-Apr

.

.

1.8

115.3

79.1

36.2

23-Apr

.

.

1.8

115.3

79.1

36.2

24-Apr

.

.

1.8

115.3

79.2

36.1

 

Records set this winter:

1. The 42.8 inches of snow in January set a record for the snowiest January; the old January record was 39.6 inches set in 1999. It was also the third snowiest month on record. #1: 46.6 inches (December 2000); #2: 43.1 inches (December 2008).

2. The 24 inch snow depth on February 1-2, 5-6, 8 set a February snow depth record. The old February record was 15 inches set on February 2, 2011. This record was broken again on February 9 when a 25 inch snow depth was measured, and again on February 17 when a 27 inch snow depth was measured.

3. The 25 inch snow depth on February 9 tied the record for the greatest snow depth measured for any month: 25 inches on January 6, 10-11, 1999. This record was broken again on February 17 when a 27 inch snow depth was measured.

4. There were 26 consecutive days (January 26 - February 20) with a snow depth of 20 or more inches; the previous record for a streak of 20 or more inches was 14 days (January 3 - January 16, 1999).

5. At least a trace of snowfall was reported for 75 (83%) of the days between December 1, 2013 and February 28, 2014. This is a record for this period of days. The old record was 72 days during the 2007-08 winter.

6. The 20 inch snow depth on March 1-2 set a March snow depth record. The old March record was 12 inches set on March 21, 2008.

7. There were 69 consecutive days (January 5 - March 14) with a snow depth of 12 or more inches; the previous record for a streak of 12 or more inches was 28 days (January 10 - February 6, 2009).

8. The snow depth decreased from 17 inches on March 13 to 12 inches on March 14. This tied the record for the most snow lost in a single day: 5 inches when the snow depth fell from 7 inches on January 5, 2008 to 2 inches on January 6, 2008, and again when the snow depth fell from 6 inches on December 26, 2008 to 1 inch on December 27, 2008. This is also probably the most ironic record of the winter!

9. There were 112 consecutive days (December 8 - March 29) with a snow depth of 1 or more inch; the previous record for a streak of 1 or more inch was 76 days (December 5, 2000 - February 18, 2001).

10. There were 115 total days (November 7, November 28, December 8 - March 29, April 14) with a snow depth of 1 or more inch; the previous record for the total number of days with at least a 1 inch of snow on the ground was 100 days during the 2007-2008 winter.

11. There were 120 consecutive days (December 6 - April 4) with a snow depth of a trace or more; the previous record for a streak of a trace or more was 99 days (December 3, 2009 - March 11, 2010).

12. There were 84 days with measureable snow (at least 0.1 inch). The previous record was 63 days during the 2000-2001 winter.

13. There were 107 days with at least a trace of snow. The previous record was 104 days during the 2007-2008 winter.

14. The seasonal snowfall total of 115.3 inches is the snowiest on record. The previous record was 103.9 inches (2008-09). Other snowy winters included 100.0 inches (2001-02), 98.0 inches (2000-01), 94.6 inches (2007-08), and 89.1 inches (2006-07).

These records are based on only 16 years of data.


A couple comments of thanks:

I would like to express my appreciation to the numerous people who view this page and make use of this data on a regular basis. Thanks for helping to make this an enjoyable experience!

I would also like to express my thanks to Mark McLain, Si Hoogendyke, Beth Carpenter, and Gary Gentry for measuring snow at various times over the years when I was out of town. Without their help, I would not have been able to maintain a complete record of snowfall (without gaps) for 16 straight years.

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Measuring snow at WMU - Standing on nearly 20 inches of rock hard snow - March 1, 2014