Monday, March 17
(Detroit, MI) -- As everyone around Michigan awaits a spring thaw, the National Weather Service is noting several winter records that have fallen in the Detroit area this year. Detroit has set a record for the most consecutive days with at least one-inch of snow on the ground, which today hit 77. The average temperature of 20-point-nine degrees is the coldest in Motown since the winter of 1977-78 and the eighth coldest on record. The winter snow total of 90-point-seven inches is second all-time and more than double the normal amount. The record for the most overall winter snow is 93-point-six-inches from 1880-81.