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Old 05-11-2010, 11:36 AM
 
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Default Snow in July

Has it ever been recorded of snow in July in Michigan?
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Old 05-11-2010, 11:46 AM
 
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I have heard people talk about this and swear it happened, but heard this question asked to a Lansing-area TV meteorologist a few years back and he said there was no hard evidence that it ever actually happened.

He wasn't saying that theoretically it couldn't or that it never happened anywhere in the state at any time in our history, just there was nothing on record about it happening.

2010 could be the year though!
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Old 05-11-2010, 12:57 PM
 
Location: State of Superior
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I have seen it snow in July in the U.P. Standing on the dune at Whitefish Point several years ago, it was definitely a squall off the Lake coming ashore , I could feel it, and see it, no doubt. The old timers will tell you it has snowed every month of the year in the U.P.....much better than large hail, we have that too.
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Old 05-11-2010, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Grand Rapids Metro
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One year I played golf every month in Michigan. True story.
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Old 05-11-2010, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Boyne Country
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One year I played golf every month in Michigan. True story.
New Years day of '04 (Charlevoix County) it was 56deg. Christmas eve of '82 in Petoskey it was raining and 55-60deg.

Snow in July? I recall it frosting or freezing every month back in '92.
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Old 05-11-2010, 04:58 PM
 
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Have seen pails of drinking water freeze in July and August.
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Old 05-11-2010, 08:51 PM
 
Location: Wyandotte, MI
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None of the official weather stations in MI have ever recorded snow in July. However, temperatures have dipped below freezing in July before in the U.P. Most recently was I believe the cold July of 2000 when there were several July frosts.

In Detroit, the earliest snow on record is October 1st and the latest is May 31st, though on average the first flakes will be late Oct and the last flakes mid April. July has been the only month that Detroit has not recorded frost, at least since weather records began in 1870.
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Old 05-11-2010, 09:42 PM
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Location: Phoenix,AZ
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We found snow in da U.P. during an Independence Day long weekend once.

It didn't actually snow, but we found a patch of it on a north facing slope in the middle of a bunch of cedar trees......
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Old 05-12-2010, 06:10 AM
 
Location: State of Superior
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We may have some cold summers here in the U.P. but our winters are tempered also by the big lake. Unlike Wi. and Mn. it is rare to see temps below O. if you are not far from its shores....Sort of a reversal of the norm up here , you go south to find cold...in the winter.
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Old 05-12-2010, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Northwest Lower Michigan
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Seems like in 1997 I remember it being 70F on Christmas day as I drove to my grandmas. I had wishful thinking they might open up the DQ because the weather was nice enough for it.

Last July it was cold enough to snow at times, and I chipped ice off my windshield in August. It seems logical there could have been snow somewhere in the UP in July. Then it was beautiful thru November.

Michigan weather is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're gonna get.
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