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Snow record is broken – now go away!



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No, this is not some winter scene from December or January. It's how Oxford looked on the morning of April 15 with about 2-3 inches of fresh snow coating the ground even though it's allegedly spring. Photo by C.J. Carnacchio. (click for larger version)
April 16, 2014 - Only in Michigan can the temperature exceed 70 degrees on Sunday and by Tuesday morning, there's snow on the ground.

Spring may be officially here according to the calendar, but Old Man Winter got in one last lick as he dumped about 2-3 inches of snow on the Oxford area beginning Monday night and into Tuesday morning.

The good news – if you can call it that – is this snowfall helped make the 2013-14 winter the snowiest on record for the Detroit area.

All together now – 'Yay?'

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According to the National Weather Service, the Detroit area has now received 94.8 inches of snow this season.

This surpasses the previous record of 93.6 inches set back during the 1880-81 season.

Detroit Metro Airport recorded 3.1 inches of fresh snow as of Tuesday morning.

The Flint area also broke its snow record.

The 2013-14 winter has recorded 83.9 inches of snowfall, surpassing the 82.9-inch record set during the 1974-75 season.

CJ Carnacchio is editor for The Oxford Leader. He lives in the Village of Oxford with his wife Connie and daughter Larissa. When he's not busy working on the newspaper, he enjoys cigars/pipes, Martinis/Scotch, hunting and fishing.
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