Early Friday morning the US National Weather Service Marquette reported Michigan's first snowfall of the 2022-2023 season.

Credit: US National Weather Service Marquette Michigan
Credit: US National Weather Service Marquette Michigan

Michigan's Upper Peninsula is no stranger to snowfall. In fact averages in the Upper Peninsula range from 60" around Escanaba to over 300" up in the Keweenaw Peninsula.

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But what about us Trolls down here in the Lower Peninsula? Michigan's Lower Peninsula receives much less snow than our yooper friends with an average of 60.66 inches of snow per year.

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Wikipedia / NASA

The west side of the Lower Peninsula usually gets hit harder because of heavy snowstorms caused by lake effect snow.

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Will West Michigan Get Snow In October?

If you're a Game of Thrones fan then you know what I mean when I say "Winter Is Coming"


According to Wood TV West Michigan has about a 10% chance of seeing snowfall in the month of October. When it comes to snow falling on Halloween it's only happened 25 times in the past 125 years.


When Does West Michigan Usually Get Accumliating Snow?

Wood TV Chief Meteorologist Ellen Bacca broke down when and how much snow West Michigan gets on average each year.

  • The First 1" November 19th
  • The First 3" December 6th
  • The First 6" January 6th
  • The First 8" January 17th
  • The First 12" January 24th

I might be the only person to say this but bring on the snow!

When The Snow Does Fall In West Michigan This Would Be A Great Place To Check Out

Looking for a quick getaway to escape West Michigan's Winter Blues? This cottage on Campau Lake just minutes from Grand Rapids might be just what you need with a heated swim pool spa & indoor pool included.

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