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.
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Photo: Winter’s day by Bean in Sylvan Lake