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Snowiest May in metro Detroit since 1923

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Posted at 7:53 AM, May 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-11 08:33:54-04

(WXYZ) — It's the most snow metro Detroit has seen in May in nearly 100 years.

After a half inch of snow fell Sunday night at DTW, May 2020 is now one of the snowiest months of May on record for metro Detroit. It's not a lot of snow, but we don't see a lot of snow in May.

In the 146 years of records, only eight years had measurable snowfall (0.1" or more) in May.

Here are the snowiest Mays in metro Detroit:

6.0" May 1923
5.0" May 1883
1.5" May 1912
0.5" May 2020
0.5" May 1902
0.4" May 1909
0.2" May 1907
0.1" May 2005
0.1" May 1954

The latest snow to fall is May 21 (2.3") & May 22 (2.7") both in 1883. Records go back to 1874.