Average Snowfall for Michigan in January

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The tables below give monthly averages for snowfall during January 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 January
Days Place Inches Centimetres
14.5 Ann Arbor 16.4   41.7
  6.8 Dearborn   9.8   24.9
10.2 Detroit 12.5   31.8
12.8 Flint 13.1   33.3
  7.5 Port Huron 11.1   28.2
  7.2 Saginaw 11.7   29.7

West & Mid-Michigan

January snowfall averages
Days Place Inches Centimetres
12.5 Battle Creek 14.4   36.6
  8.7 Benton Harbor 29.2   74.2
14.9 Grand Rapids 20.8   52.8
10.5 Holland 25.0   63.5
12.5 Lansing 13.8   35.1
15.1 Muskegon 28.0   71.1

Northern Michigan

Average snow for January
Days Place Inches Centimetres
16.8 Alpena 21.4   54.4
12.3 Cheboygan 25.2   64.0
  9.1 East Tawas 15.4   39.1
14.3 Frankfort 30.3   77.0
15.4 Gaylord 37.2   94.5
  9.7 Harrisville 14.6   37.1
11.1 Houghton Lake 14.6   37.1
14.6 Petoskey 36.6   93.0
17.0 Traverse City 33.2   84.3

Upper Peninsula

Average total snowfall in January
Days Place Inches Centimetres
13.3 Champion Van Riper Park 26.3   66.8
10.1 De Tour Village 19.5   49.5
  7.0 Escanaba 13.1   33.3
23.2 Houghton 68.8 174.8
10.3 Iron Mountain 13.7   34.8
18.4 Ironwood 44.2 112.3
18.4 Marquette 29.5   74.9
19.3 Munising 43.3 110.0
19.1 Sault Ste Marie 31.6   80.3
19.7 Whitefish Point 35.7   90.7
Reference

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

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