Storm Snowfall Totals Are Out: Shiawassee County Hardest Hit In Michigan
The National Weather Service has released official snowstorm Ion snowfall totals for Michigan, and if it's a contest, Shiawassee county gets the "W." Owosso recorded a whopping 18.7 inches of weekend snowfall. Flint's 17.1 inches is good enough for the most snowfall in a major Michigan city, followed by Lansing, with 15 inches.
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Here are some more numbers from the National Weather Service:
Swartz Creek 18"
North Branch 17"
In addition to the significant snowfall, dangerously low temperatures combined with brisk winds are a formula for life-threatening conditions. The National Weather Service provides the following chart for measuring how quickly a person can receive frostbite based on the temperature and wind. Monday night's low in Lansing was -12. Wind speeds are varying between 20 and 25 miles per hour, and the wind chill was -32 degrees. Based on those figures, according to the chart, frostbite would begin to set in within 30 minutes of being outdoors.