Arctic air moves to Metro Detroit after record snowfall

Arctic air moves to Metro Detroit after record snowfall

After the snowiest January 18 in Detroit's history, with 17 cm (6.8 inches) recorded at Detroit Metro Airport, the region has moved to a cold stage as most parts of southeast Michigan plummeted into cool temperatures overnight, January 19, 2020.

The snowfall record on Saturday, January 18 was 17 cm (6.8 inches), smashing the previous record for that date -- 13.2 cm (5.2 inches) set in 1892. Detroit usually sees 31.7 cm (12.5 inches) of snow during the entire month of January.

By Monday night, January 20, the mercury is expected to hit -10 °C (14 °F) and rise to -1.1 °C (30 °F) early Tuesday, January 21. By the evening, the temperature will plummet to -6.6 °C (20 °F). 1.1 °C (34 °F) and a low of -2.8 °C (27 °F) are expected on Wednesday, January 22.

Meanwhile, flood warnings remain for the Huron River near Hamburg. As of Sunday, January 19, at 10:00 UTC, the river stood at 2 m (6.6 feet) and was expected to drop below flood stage of 1.9 m (6.5 feet) by Monday, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).

Featured image credit: @DetroitCSC/Twitter


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