Leelanau sets December record for snowfall, eyes all time record

The Traverse City Record-Eagle reports that Leelanau County set a December record for snowfall and (if the snow machine stays on) we could have a shot at the all time winter record. The Enterprise notes that that Leelanau’s record seasonal snowfall is 231 inches for 1995-96.

“When I was a kid, this is what the winters were like,” said Harold Feigel, of Maple City, a volunteer NWS weather spotter.

Feigel’s measurements added up to 84.8 inches of snow accumulation last month, the most recorded for a Leelanau County locale in December since records began to be kept there in 1959. It beat out the previous record year of 1989.

Be sure to click through for some cool shots from the Record-Eagle’s photographers!

Photo: Winter’s day by Bean in Sylvan Lake

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  1. SCOTT FLASKA
    SCOTT FLASKA says:

    NEVER HAVE I SEEN AS MUCH SNOW IN DECEMBER AS I HAVE IN 2009
    NOR HAS MY FATHER CHARLES J FLASKA, IN HIS 80+ YEARS….
    IT CERTAINLY WAS A RECORD FOR DECEMBER SNOWFALL…
    SCOTT FLASKA 4-19-11 ITS SNOWING NOW…….
    WONDER WHAT THE RECORD IS FOR APRIL OR EVEN MAY ???

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