2019-20 Seasonal Snowfall in Inches
Kalamazoo, Michigan

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NOTE ON THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON WMU SNOWFALL MEASURMENTS: Snowfall measurements at Western Michigan University ceased on March 21, 2020. Any snow that fell after that date was measured from where I live, which is on the east side of Kalamazoo. Reported totals may therefore not reflect what actually occurred at WMU.


Notes:
Snow depths (in inches) are reported for 11:59 p.m.
"Normal" values are seasonal averages based on the last 22 winter seasons for Western Michigan University.
The seasonal snowfall average for the entire season is 77.3 inches.
Any measurements that are posted before 11:59 p.m. are not final and are subject to change.


OCTOBER 2019

Calendar Date

Snowfall/Ice

Snow Depth

Monthly Total

Seasonal Total

Normal Total

Difference

01-Oct

.

.

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

02-Oct

.

.

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

03-Oct

.

.

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

04-Oct

.

.

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

05-Oct

.

.

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

06-Oct

.

.

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

07-Oct

.

.

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

08-Oct

.

.

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

09-Oct

.

.

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

10-Oct

.

.

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

11-Oct

.

.

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

12-Oct

.

.

0.0

0.0

0.3

-0.3

13-Oct

.

.

0.0

0.0

0.3

-0.3

14-Oct

.

.

0.0

0.0

0.3

-0.3

15-Oct

.

.

0.0

0.0

0.3

-0.3

16-Oct

.

.

0.0

0.0

0.3

-0.3

17-Oct

.

.

0.0

0.0

0.3

-0.3

18-Oct

.

.

0.0

0.0

0.3

-0.3

19-Oct

.

.

0.0

0.0

0.3

-0.3

20-Oct

.

.

0.0

0.0

0.3

-0.3

21-Oct

.

.

0.0

0.0

0.3

-0.3

22-Oct

.

.

0.0

0.0

0.3

-0.3

23-Oct

.

.

0.0

0.0

0.3

-0.3

24-Oct

.

.

0.0

0.0

0.4

-0.4

25-Oct

.

.

0.0

0.0

0.4

-0.4

26-Oct

.

.

0.0

0.0

0.4

-0.4

27-Oct

.

.

0.0

0.0

0.4

-0.4

28-Oct

.

.

0.0

0.0

0.4

-0.4

29-Oct

.

.

0.0

0.0

0.4

-0.4

30-Oct

.

.

0.0

0.0

0.4

-0.4

31-Oct

0.4

Trace

0.4

0.4

0.4

0.0

 

NOVEMBER 2019

Calendar Date

Snowfall/Ice

Snow Depth

Monthly Total

Seasonal Total

Normal Total

Difference

01-Nov

Trace

.

Trace

0.4

0.4

0.0

02-Nov

Trace

.

Trace

0.4

0.5

-0.1

03-Nov

.

.

Trace

0.4

0.5

-0.1

04-Nov

.

.

Trace

0.4

0.5

-0.1

05-Nov

.

.

Trace

0.4

0.5

-0.1

06 Nov

.

.

Trace

0.4

0.5

-0.1

07 Nov

Trace

Trace

Trace

0.4

0.5

-0.1

08-Nov

.

.

Trace

0.4

0.5

-0.1

09-Nov

.

.

Trace

0.4

0.6

-0.2

10-Nov

.

.

Trace

0.4

0.9

-0.5

11-Nov

4.9

5

4.9

5.3

1.2

4.1

12-Nov

1.8

6

6.7

7.1

1.3

5.8

13-Nov

Trace

5

6.7

7.1

1.4

5.7

14-Nov

Trace

4

6.7

7.1

1.6

5.5

15-Nov

.

3

6.7

7.1

1.7

5.4

16-Nov

.

3

6.7

7.1

1.9

5.2

17-Nov

.

2

6.7

7.1

2.4

4.7

18-Nov

.

Trace

6.7

7.1

2.8

4.3

19-Nov

.

.

6.7

7.1

3.1

4.0

20-Nov

.

.

6.7

7.1

3.5

3.6

21-Nov

.

.

6.7

7.1

4.2

2.9

22-Nov

.

.

6.7

7.1

4.3

2.8

23-Nov

.

.

6.7

7.1

4.4

2.7

24-Nov

.

.

6.7

7.1

5.2

1.9

25-Nov

.

.

6.7

7.1

5.3

1.8

26-Nov

.

.

6.7

7.1

5.6

1.5

27-Nov

.

.

6.7

7.1

5.7

1.4

28-Nov

.

.

6.7

7.1

5.9

1.2

29-Nov

Trace

.

6.7

7.1

6.2

0.9

30-Nov

.

.

6.7

7.1

6.6

0.5

 

DECEMBER 2019

Calendar Date

Snowfall/Ice

Snow Depth

Monthly Total

Seasonal Total

Normal Total

Difference

01-Dec

0.3

.

0.3

7.4

7.3

0.1

02-Dec

.

.

0.3

7.4

7.7

-0.3

03-Dec

Trace

  .

0.3

7.4

7.9

-0.5

04-Dec

Trace

.

0.3

7.4

8.8

-1.4

05-Dec

.

.

0.3

7.4

9.2

-1.8

06-Dec

.

.

0.3

7.4

9.8

-2.4

07-Dec

.

.

0.3

7.4

10.2

-2.8

08-Dec

.

.

0.3

7.4

11.0

-3.6

09-Dec

.

.

0.3

7.4

11.8

-4.4

10-Dec

3.4

3

3.7

10.8

12.5

-1.7

11-Dec

0.2

2

3.9

11.0

14.0

-3.0

12-Dec

.

2

3.9

11.0

14.4

-3.4

13-Dec

.

Trace

3.9

11.0

15.0

-4.0

14-Dec

Trace (ice)

Trace

3.9

11.0

15.5

-4.5

15-Dec

0.1

Trace

4.0

11.1

16.0

-4.9

16-Dec

Trace

Trace

4.0

11.1

16.9

-5.8

17-Dec

2.2

2

6.2

13.3

17.5

-4.2

18-Dec

1.6

3

7.8

14.9

17.9

-3.0

19-Dec

.

2

7.8

14.9

18.4

-3.5

20-Dec

.

1

7.8

14.9

18.7

-3.8

21-Dec

.

Trace

7.8

14.9

19.1

-4.2

22-Dec

.

Trace

7.8

14.9

19.5

-4.6

23-Dec

.

.

7.8

14.9

20.3

-5.4

24-Dec

.

.

7.8

14.9

20.9

-6.0

25-Dec

.

.

7.8

14.9

21.6

-6.7

26-Dec

.

.

7.8

14.9

22.1

-7.2

27-Dec

.

.

7.8

14.9

22.6

-7.7

28-Dec

.

.

7.8

14.9

23.5

-8.6

29-Dec

.

.

7.8

14.9

24.5

-9.6

30-Dec

1.0

1

8.8

15.9

25.5

-9.6

31-Dec

3.6

4

12.4

19.5

26.2

-6.7

 

JANUARY 2020

Calendar Date

Snowfall/Ice

Snow Depth

Monthly Total

Seasonal Total

Normal Total

Difference

01-Jan

.

3

0.0

19.5

27.0

-7.5

02-Jan

.

Trace

0.0

19.5

27.9

-8.4

03-Jan

.

Trace

0.0

19.5

28.4

-8.9

04-Jan

Trace

.

Trace

19.5

29.2

-9.7

05-Jan

Trace

.

Trace

19.5

30.4

-10.9

06-Jan

.

.

Trace

19.5

31.4

-11.9

07-Jan

Trace

.

Trace

19.5

32.3

-12.8

08-Jan

Trace

Trace

Trace

19.5

33.0

-13.5

09-Jan

.

.

Trace

19.5

33.6

-14.1

10-Jan

.

.

Trace

19.5

34.4

-14.9

11-Jan

0.3

Trace

0.3

19.8

35.1

-15.3

12-Jan

Trace

Trace

0.3

19.8

35.8

-16.0

13-Jan

0.2

1

0.5

20.0

36.9

-16.9

14-Jan

.

.

0.5

20.0

37.3

-17.3

15-Jan

.

.

0.5

20.0

37.9

-17.9

16-Jan

Trace

Trace

0.5

20.0

38.3

-18.3

17-Jan

3.1

3

3.6

23.1

38.9

-15.8

18-Jan

3.7

5

7.3

26.8

39.8

-13.0

19-Jan

1.8

6

9.1

28.6

40.7

-12.1

20-Jan

0.1

6

9.2

28.7

41.1

-12.4

21-Jan

.

5

9.2

28.7

41.5

-12.8

22-Jan

.

5

9.2

28.7

42.5

-13.8

23-Jan

Trace

4

9.2

28.7

43.0

-14.3

24-Jan

.

3

9.2

28.7

43.6

-14.9

25-Jan

0.2

3

9.4

28.9

44.2

-15.3

26-Jan

Trace

3

9.4

28.9

44.8

-15.9

27-Jan

0.1

3

9.5

29.0

45.6

-16.6

28-Jan

Trace

2

9.5

29.0

46.6

-17.6

29-Jan

.

2

9.5

29.0

47.2

-18.2

30-Jan

.

2

9.5

29.0

48.0

-19.0

31-Jan

.

2

9.5

29.0

48.8

-19.8

 

FEBRUARY 2020

Calendar Date

Snowfall/Ice

Snow Depth

Monthly Total

Seasonal Total

Normal Total

Difference

01-Feb

0.1

2

0.1

29.1

50.6

-21.5

02-Feb

.

1

0.1

29.1

51.3

-22.2

03-Feb

.

Trace

0.1

29.1

51.8

-22.7

04-Feb

.

Trace

0.1

29.1

52.6

-23.5

05-Feb

1.7

2

1.8

30.8

53.1

-22.3

06-Feb

3.7

5

5.5

34.5

53.6

-19.1

07-Feb

2.1

4

7.6

36.6

54.1

-17.5

08-Feb

0.5

4

8.1

37.1

54.5

-17.4

09-Feb

1.0

4

9.1

38.1

55.6

-17.5

10-Feb

.

3

9.1

38.1

56.4

-18.3

11-Feb

.

3

9.1

38.1

56.8

-18.7

12-Feb

0.9

4

10.0

39.0

57.7

-18.7

13-Feb

1.4

5

11.4

40.4

58.5

-18.1

14-Feb

0.1

4

11.5

40.5

58.7

-18.2

15-Feb

0.1

4

11.6

40.6

59.0

-18.4

16-Feb

.

3

11.6

40.6

59.3

-18.7

17-Feb

3.0

6

14.6

43.6

60.3

-16.7

18-Feb

.

4

14.6

43.6

60.9

-17.3

19-Feb

.

3

14.6

43.6

61.2

-17.6

20-Feb

.

3

14.6

43.6

61.8

-18.2

21-Feb

.

3

14.6

43.6

62.4

-18.8

22-Feb

.

2

14.6

43.6

63.0

-19.4

23-Feb

.

1

14.6

43.6

63.2

-19.6

24-Feb

.

Trace

14.6

43.6

64.1

-20.5

25-Feb

1.0

1

15.6

44.6

64.9

-20.3

26-Feb

3.5

4

19.1

48.1

65.7

-17.6

27-Feb

0.3

3

19.4

48.4

66.3

-17.9

28-Feb

0.1

3

19.5

48.5

66.5

-18.0

29-Feb

.

2

19.5

48.5

66.7

-18.2

 

MARCH 2020

Calendar Date

Snowfall/Ice

Snow Depth

Monthly Total

Seasonal Total

Normal Total

Difference

01-Mar

.

1

0.0

48.5

67.5

-19.0

02-Mar

.

Trace

0.0

48.5

68.0

-19.5

03-Mar

.

.

0.0

48.5

68.5

-20.0

04-Mar

0.2

.

0.2

48.7

69.1

-20.4

05-Mar

.

.

0.2

48.7

70.1

-21.4

06-Mar

Trace

.

0.2

48.7

70.3

-21.6

07-Mar

.

.

0.2

48.7

70.5

-21.8

08-Mar

.

.

0.2

48.7

70.8

-22.1

09-Mar

.

.

0.2

48.7

71.1

-22.4

10-Mar

.

.

0.2

48.7

71.3

-22.6

11-Mar

Trace

.

0.2

48.7

71.5

-22.8

12-Mar

.

.

0.2

48.7

72.0

-23.3

13-Mar

.

.

0.2

48.7

72.3

-23.6

14-Mar

Trace

.

0.2

48.7

72.4

-23.7

15-Mar

.

.

0.2

48.7

72.5

-23.8

16-Mar

Trace

.

0.2

48.7

72.7

-24.0

17-Mar

.

.

0.2

48.7

72.9

-24.2

18-Mar

.

.

0.2

48.7

72.9

-24.2

19-Mar

.

.

0.2

48.7

73.1

-24.4

20-Mar

.

.

0.2

48.7

73.2

-24.5

21-Mar

.

.

0.2

48.7

73.8

-25.1

22-Mar

1.1

1

1.3

49.8

74.0

-24.2

23-Mar

1.6

.

2.9

51.4

74.1

-22.7

24-Mar

.

.

2.9

51.4

74.1

-22.7

25-Mar

.

.

2.9

51.4

74.2

-22.8

26-Mar

.

.

2.9

51.4

74.3

-22.9

27-Mar

.

.

2.9

51.4

74.3

-22.9

28-Mar

.

.

2.9

51.4

74.3

-22.9

29-Mar

.

.

2.9

51.4

74.4

-23.0

30-Mar

.

.

2.9

51.4

74.4

-23.0

31-Mar

.

.

2.9

51.4

74.4

-23.0

 

APRIL 2020

Calendar Date

Snowfall/Ice

Snow Depth

Monthly Total

Seasonal Total

Normal Total

Difference

01-Apr

.

.

0.0

51.4

74.4

-23.1

02-Apr

.

.

0.0

51.4

74.5

-23.1

03-Apr

.

.

0.0

51.4

74.5

-23.1

04-Apr

.

.

0.0

51.4

74.7

-23.3

05-Apr

.

.

0.0

51.4

74.9

-23.5

06-Apr

.

.

0.0

51.4

75.2

-23.8

07-Apr

Trace (hail)

.

Trace

51.4

75.5

-24.1

08-Apr

.

.

Trace

51.4

75.9

-24.5

09-Apr

Trace

.

Trace

51.4

76.0

-24.6

10-Apr

0.1

.

0.1

51.5

76.0

-24.5

11-Apr

.

.

0.1

51.5

76.3

-24.8

12-Apr

.

.

0.1

51.5

76.3

-24.8

13-Apr

Trace

.

0.1

51.5

76.3

-24.8

14-Apr

0.1

.

0.2

51.6

76.5

-24.9

15-Apr

1.1

.

1.3

52.7

76.6

-23.9

16-Apr

0.1

.

1.4

52.8

76.7

-23.9

17-Apr

4.3

1

5.7

57.1

76.9

-19.8

18-Apr

.

.

5.7

57.1

77.1

-20.0

19-Apr

.

.

5.7

57.1

77.1

-20.0

20-Apr

.

.

5.7

57.1

77.1

-20.0

21-Apr

Trace

.

5.7

57.1

77.1

-20.0

22-Apr

Trace

.

5.7

57.1

77.1

-20.0

23-Apr

.

.

5.7

57.1

77.1

-20.0

24-Apr

.

.

5.7

57.1

77.2

-20.1

25-Apr

.

.

5.7

57.1

77.2

-20.1

26-Apr

.

.

5.7

57.1

77.2

-20.1

27-Apr

.

.

5.7

57.1

77.3

-20.2

28-Apr

.

.

5.7

57.1

77.3

-20.2

29-Apr

.

.

5.7

57.1

77.3

-20.2

30-Apr

.

.

5.7

57.1

77.3

-20.2

Snowfall is measured by Dr. Robert Ruhf at Western Michigan University, with assistance from Amber Hutson and Mark McLain.

Dr. Robert Ruhf is a Senior Research Associate within the Mallinson Institute for Science Education at Western Michigan University. He is primarily interested in snow, but has other interests as well. He recently co-authored a book called Ten Days: An American Visits a Secondary School in Northern Uganda. Click here to view more information about the book..


Records tied or set this winter:

1. Daily snow depth records were set on November 11 (5 inches; the previous record was 1 inch in 2018), November 12 (6 inches; the previous record was 3 inches in 2018), November 13 (5 inches; the previous record was 2 inches in 2018), November 16 (3 inches; the previous record was 2 inches in 2014, and April 17 (1 inch; the previous record was a trace in 2018). The snow depth record was tied on November 15 (3 inches; 2014).

2. There was at least 3 inches of snow on the ground from November 11 through November 16. This ties the record for consecutive November days (6) with at least 3 inches of snow on the ground. This is not a record for the total number of November days with at least 3 inches of snow on the ground.

3. The seasonal snowfall total as of February 2 was 29.1 inches. This is the lowest seasonal snowfall total that has ever been measured through this date. The previous record for the lowest seasonal snowfall total through February 2 was 31.4 inches (set on February 2, 2013 and again on February 2, 2016). It continued to be the lowest seasonal snowfall to date through February 5.

4. The deepest snow depth measured this winter season was only 6 inches. This is a record for the lowest maximum snow depth measured in a winter season. The previous record for the lowest maximum snow depth measured in a winter season was 8 inches during the 2012-13 winter. Also, the record for the latest date for the first snow depth measurement of greater than 6 inches was January 23, 2000 and January 23, 2013.

5. The greatest daily snowfall measured this winter was 4.9 inches on November 11, 2019. This is a record for the lowest maximum daily snowfall measured in a winter season. The previous record for the lowest maximum daily snowfall measured in a winter season was 5.8 inches (set during the 1999-2000 winter).

6. A total of 4.3 inches of snow fall on April 17. This is the latest in the year that this much snow has fallen in a single day. Other daily April snowfalls of 4 inches or greater include 4.5 inches on April 8, 2000; 6.0 inches on April 11, 2007; and 4.0 inches on April 18, 2011.

7. There was measurable snow (0.1 inch or greater) each day from April 14 through April 17. This is a record for the latest in the winter season that four consecutive days of measurable snow have occurred. The previous record for the latest dates for four consecutive days of measurable snow was April 5-8, 2007.



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