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Top Ten Snow Storms In Detroit

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A major snow storm hits Detroit, Mich. on February 2, 2011. (credit: WWJ Newsradio 950)

A major snow storm hits Detroit, Mich. on February 2, 2011. (credit: WWJ Newsradio 950)

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Detroit (WWJ) – On February 2nd, more than 7.5 inches of snow fell at the National Weather Service monitoring station in Romulous. Find out how the recent storm stacks up compared to the heaviest snow storms in the Detroit area since 1886.

Only one storm in the last ten years has made the top 10 heaviest storms when 12.2 inches fell January 22-23 in 2005.

  1. 24.5 inches April 6, 1886
  2. 19.3 inches December 1 – 2, 1974
  3. Tie: 14.0 inches March 4 – 5, 1900 and February 28  –  March 1, 1900 
  4. 13.8 inches December 18 – 19, 1929
  5. 12.8 inches February 12 – 13, 1894
  6. 12.6 inches February 19, 1908 
  7. 12.5 inches January 31  –  February 1, 1881
  8. Tie: 12.3 inches on February 9, 1911 and March 3 – 4, 1895
  9. 12.2 inches January 22-23, 2005
  10. 12.1 inches January 13-14, 1927

Data courtesy of the National Weather Service.


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