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6 years ago: Metro Detroit gets 3rd-largest snowstorm on record at 16.7 inches

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Posted at 7:44 AM, Feb 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-02 07:44:52-05

(WXYZ) — Six years ago, metro Detroit had its third-largest snowstorm on record, with more than a foot of snow falling between Feb. 1 and Feb. 2.

At Detroit Metro Airport, there were 16.7 inches of snow that fell, beginning on Super Bowl Sunday and continuing throughout the whole day and overnight.

The largest snowstorm in metro Detroit history came on April 6, 1886 when 24.5 inches of snow fell. That's followed by 19.3 inches of snow between Dec. 1-2, 1974.

Other records after that include 16.1 inches of snow on March 4-5, 1900 and 14 inches between Feb. 28 and March 1, 1929.

Check out some photos from WXYZ viewers during the storm below!

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Viewer photos showing the major snowstorm that hit metro Detroit on Feb. 1-2, 2015.
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Viewer photos showing the major snowstorm that hit metro Detroit on Feb. 1-2, 2015.
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Viewer photos showing the major snowstorm that hit metro Detroit on Feb. 1-2, 2015.
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Viewer photos showing the major snowstorm that hit metro Detroit on Feb. 1-2, 2015.
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Viewer photos showing the major snowstorm that hit metro Detroit on Feb. 1-2, 2015.