Snowstorm leaves about 40,000 without power in Metro Detroit, Michigan

A snowstorm hit Detroit on Saturday, November 21st, 2015 and by Sunday, it has piled up upto a foot of snow in some areas. This was the Detroit regions first snowfall of this winter season. About 40,000 DTE customers are without power as a result of power lines being knocked of in the snowstorm.

According to the National Weather Service,  a record 6 inches of snow has fallen at the Detroit Metro Airport. Adjoining areas like Howell recorded about 15.5 inches of snow.

"We worked through the night to restore people as quickly and safely as possible. And obviously, weather conditions will play a role in that. We are also seeing downed power lines." said DTE spokeswoman Stephanie Beres. Western Wayne County, Livonia and Ann Arbor are worst hits areas.

3 PM South of Livingston County Airport , MI

3 PM (Saturday) view of South of Livingston County Airport , MI

According to the National Weather Service, the following amounts of snow has fallen in Detroit and adjoining areas:

  • Howell 15.5”
  • Lakeville 12.6”
  • Clarkston 12.2”
  • West Bloomfield 12"
  • Lake Orion 11.7"
  • White Lake 11.5"
  • Brighton 11.5”
  • Holly 11.0”
  • Linden 10.2”
  • Waterford 9.7"
  • Bloomfield Township 9.5"
  • Pinckney 9.6"
  • Ann Arbor 9.1"
  • Flint 8.4"
  • Bloomfield Hills 6.0"
  • Farmington Hills 5.0"
  • Sterling Heights 5.0"
  • Detroit 4.8"
  • Eastpointe 4.5"
  • Garden City 3.4”
  • Saginaw 3.0”
Snow totals in Southern half Michigan November 21 2015

Snow totals in Southern half Michigan November 21 2015

This patch of cold air that is causing this massive snowstorm is expected to remain over the region on Sunday and even going into Monday according to the National Weather Service. On Monday about 2 inches of snow is expected due to a "fast moving" low pressure system coming in from the northern Great Lakes.

 

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