Snowy roads in Manton, MI near Cadillac, MI.
© Theresa Williams
Snowy roads in Manton, MI near Cadillac, MI.
While southern Lower Michigan saw an occasional snowflake in the past day, the Upper Peninsula had a record-breaking snowstorm.

The record-breaking snow fell across the central and western part of the Upper Peninsula. The heavy snow ranged between 6 and 20 inches, piling up away from Lake Superior and at the higher elevations of the western Upper Peninsula.

The National Weather Service office at Negaunee, about 10 miles west of Marquette, set two new snowfall records. Yesterday's snowfall of 9 inches was a record snow for October 18. The combined snowfall from October 17 to October 18 at Neguanee measured 18.1 inches and is a new all-time record for a two-day snow event in October at the National Weather Service office. Good weather records date back to 1961 at the Marquette National Weather Service office.



Here are some of the heaviest snowfall reports from the record snowfall area:

Herman in Baraga County - 16 inches

Three Lakes in Baraga County - 20.2 inches

Champion in Marquette County - 17 inches

Mountain Lake in Marquette County - 15.6 inches

Northern Lower Michigan had spots with 2 to 4 inches of snow. The snow accumulated at inland areas and higher elevations, like the scene above in Manton, MI.

While the snowfall reports were sparse, here is a map showing where the accumulating snow occurred.

Snowfall reports from National Weather Service cooperative observers.

Snowfall reports from National Weather Service cooperative observers.