Average Annual Snowfall in Michigan





The tables below give yearly averages for snowfall at cities, towns and parks in Michigan. The numbers are for the total amount of snow and for how many days it snows at least 0.1 inches (0.25 centimetres).

The snowfall totals are annual averages based on weather data collected from 1981 to 2010 for the NOAA National Climatic Data Center.

You can jump to a separate table for each region of the state: The Thumb & Southeast Michigan, West & Mid-Michigan, Northern Michigan and Upper Peninsula.

Place name links take you to more detailed information on snowfall, snowstorms and snow accumulation for that location.

The Thumb & Southeast Michigan

Average annual snowfall
Days Place Inches Centi­metres
53.0 Ann Arbor 57.3 145.5
21.5 Dearborn 31.4 79.8
36.4 Detroit 42.7 108.5
45.0 Flint 47.4 120.4
22.8 Port Huron 37.1 94.2
24.9 Saginaw 41.8 106.2

West & Mid-Michigan

Yearly snowfall averages
Days Place Inches Centi­metres
44.6 Battle Creek 58.1 147.6
27.9 Benton Harbor 84.5 214.6
52.1 Grand Rapids 74.9 190.2
31.8 Holland 69.9 177.5
44.7 Lansing 51.1 129.8
51.5 Muskegon 93.7 238.0

Northern Michigan

Average total snow for a year
Days Place Inches Centi­metres
64.2 Alpena 82.8 210.3
44.9 Cheboygan 92.6 235.2
31.0 East Tawas 51.7 131.3
51.8 Frankfort 103.0 261.6
60.7 Gaylord 141.4 359.2
33.5 Harrisville 52.4 133.1
40.7 Houghton Lake 62.2 158.0
52.4 Petoskey 122.8 311.9
58.6 Traverse City 101.4 257.6

Upper Peninsula

Average annual snowfall
Days Place Inches Centi­metres
53.8 Champion Van Riper Park 120.3 305.6
38.0 De Tour Village 70.6 179.3
23.7 Escanaba 49.5 125.7
90.5 Houghton 207.7 527.6
37.7 Iron Mountain 58.4 148.3
78.8 Ironwood 188.2 478.0
69.1 Marquette 117.2 297.7
67.2 Munising 152.1 386.3
79.5 Sault Ste Marie 123.4 313.4
69.3 Whitefish Point 122.3 310.6
Reference

National Climatic Data Center. NOAA's 1981-2010 Climate Normals.

Michigan Snowfall
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