Warm one day, winter the next

Snowfall record climbs in Manistee County with recent storm

An officer with the City of Manistee Police Department shovels snow on Tuesday, after a storm hit the area in Manistee County. (Ashlyn Korienek/News Advocate)

An officer with the City of Manistee Police Department shovels snow on Tuesday, after a storm hit the area in Manistee County. (Ashlyn Korienek/News Advocate)

MANISTEE — After enjoying a rush of spring-like weather in Northwestern Michigan, residents are now back to shoveling and plowing their driveways as a snow storm hit the area on Monday night leading into Tuesday.

Previously, temperatures were in the 40s and upper 30s for several weeks, with plenty of rain that caused flooding across the state. However, winter was not ready to go just yet.

Manistee County residents woke up on Tuesday to nearly four inches of snow, with an accumulation of around two inches throughout the day. Temperatures hit a high of 35 degrees during the day, and took a dive into the lower 20s at night.

Snowfall records are climbing, the Manistee County Road Commission recorded the county’s total snowfall on March 2 at 139 inches this season — not including the most recent snowfall. Last year on March 2, the county only had 86 inches of snow.

The all-time high for snowfall in the county was recorded in 2013-14 at 212 inches.

More snow is forecasted in the coming days.

According to the National Weather Service, there’s a chance of snow showers for Wednesday with temperatures in the lower 30s. On Thursday, snow showers are predicted throughout the day, but the accumulation should only be less than one inch.

Temperatures are expected to remain in the 20s and 30s until Monday, until a bit of warmer weather will hit a high of 38 degrees.

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Posted by Ashlyn Korienek

Ashlyn is the cops & courts and city reporter for the Manistee News Advocate. You can reach her at (231) 398-3109 or akorienek@pioneergroup.com

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