Average Snowfall for Michigan in December

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

The snowfall totals are 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.

The Thumb & Southeast Michigan

Average total snowfall in December
Days Place Inches Centimetres
12.1 Ann Arbor 13.4   34.0
  5.0 Dearborn   5.8   14.7
  8.5 Detroit   9.7   24.6
10.4 Flint 11.8   30.0
  5.4 Port Huron   9.0   22.9
  6.5 Saginaw 11.7   29.7

West & Mid-Michigan

December snowfall averages
Days Place Inches Centimetres
11.2 Battle Creek 17.0   43.2
  7.9 Benton Harbor 21.5   54.6
13.3 Grand Rapids 21.9   55.6
  8.7 Holland 21.6   54.9
10.8 Lansing 13.0   33.0
12.9 Muskegon 28.9   73.4

Northern Michigan

Average snow for December
Days Place Inches Centimetres
14.3 Alpena 18.9   48.0
11.5 Cheboygan 24.6   62.5
  7.1 East Tawas 10.9   27.7
12.8 Frankfort 26.2   66.5
14.8 Gaylord 33.3   84.6
  7.8 Harrisville 13.7   34.8
10.9 Houghton Lake 18.5   47.0
14.0 Petoskey 38.6   98.0
14.3 Traverse City 26.7   67.8

Upper Peninsula

Average total snowfall in December
Days Place Inches Centimetres
12.2 Champion Van Riper Park 26.7   67.8
  9.1 De Tour Village 16.6   42.2
  5.4 Escanaba 11.8   30.0
19.7 Houghton 52.9 134.4
  8.7 Iron Mountain 13.9   35.3
16.7 Ironwood 46.3 117.6
14.8 Marquette 25.3   64.3
15.8 Munising 41.2 104.6
18.7 Sault Ste Marie 35.6   90.4
16.5 Whitefish Point 34.5   87.6
Reference

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

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