Historic sleet event for northern MI

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  1. Timothy Wilson

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    I received 2.5” of sleet total for a duration of 14 straight hours.
     
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  2. Ethan Schisler

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    I honestly wouldn't call that "historic"....its a lot of sleet yes, but there has been areas that have received way more. During the February 1-2, 2011 Groundhogs Day Winter Storm, parts of South Central Illinois had reports of anywhere from 4 to 6 inches of sleet if I remember right. Probably some other areas have had as much if not more before, I'm sure. Its definitely a lot of sleet and hard to shovel, but 2.5" is no where near the record.
     
  3. Todd Lemery

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    At the same time, I got 24.5” of snow in Menominee MI. Local papers said it was the second most for us from one storm. The previous snowiest April on record for Green Bay WI was 16”. They have received 36” of snow so far this month. Ugh!
     
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  4. Timothy Wilson

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    For northern MI this is a very rare event as I spoke with the NWS out of Gaylord and they did say that no one around the area can remember this much sleet at one time.
     
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  5. Ethan Schisler

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    Fair enough, I was merely speaking overall. I'm not up to date on Northern Michigan climo, so very well could be historic for that area! Sorry for any confusion! :)
     
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    Not a problem.
     

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