How much snow could metro Detroit get this winter? - Fox 2 News Headlines

How much snow could metro Detroit get this winter?

Posted: Updated:

By Rich Luterman
Fox 2 Chief Meteorologist


SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (WJBK) -- It will soon be winter and that typically means snow, ice, skiing, snowmobiling, school cancellations and snow blowers.  So, how much snow could we get this year in metro Detroit?

I posed that question to Bill Kirk from Weather Trends International.

"We have about 15 snowy periods through this winter.  Almost every month is at average to above average, particularly the January-February-March timeframe.  Definitely an above average snow pattern," he said.

"If you look at just statistics and that's all you were to look at, any time you've had such an extreme winter last year, they're almost always followed by a more extreme one the other way (the next) year.  So we'd be inclined to say more like 53 inches of snow this winter, above average, way more than last year's 26 inches.  So you're definitely going to be using the snow blower this winter."

The average snow fall for our area is 43 inches.

You can see the long range forecast by heading to the Weather page of myFOXDetroit.com or downloading the free Fox 2 WeatherTrends 360 app.

You can also sign-up to get severe weather alerts sent to your mobile phone.

  • Detroit Weather Authority Forecast: Drier, Cooler & Breezy

    Detroit Weather Authority Forecast: Drier, Cooler & Breezy

    Monday, July 28 2014 4:53 AM EDT2014-07-28 08:53:20 GMT
    Weather Authority Alan Longstreet says we're leaving the severe weather, heat and humidity behind us.
    Weather Authority Alan Longstreet says we're leaving the severe weather, heat and humidity behind us.
  • Power outage numbers across southeast Michigan

    Power outage numbers across southeast Michigan

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:01 AM EDT2014-07-28 14:01:04 GMT
    As of 6 a.m., approximately 165,000 DTE Energy customers are out of electric service due to the high winds and lightning that hit southeast Michigan Sunday afternoon. DTE has restored power to 21,000 customers that were affected by the storm, which included wind gusts of up to 70 m.p.h. in the DTE service area.
    As of 6 a.m., approximately 165,000 DTE Energy customers are out of electric service due to the high winds and lightning that hit southeast Michigan Sunday afternoon. DTE has restored power to 21,000 customers that were affected by the storm, which included wind gusts of up to 70 m.p.h. in the DTE service area.
  • Out and About: Goldfish Swim School

    Out and About: Goldfish Swim School

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:49 PM EDT2014-07-24 16:49:09 GMT
    Fox 2's Jessica Starr took her son Noah out and about to check out the Goldfish Swim School.
    Fox 2's Jessica Starr took her son Noah out and about to check out the Goldfish Swim School.
Powered by WorldNow

WJBK-TV | Fox 2
16550 West Nine Mile Rd.
Southfield, MI 48075

Main Station: (248) 557-2000
Newsroom: (248) 552-5103

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices