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The worst is winter and a place in Michigan has just seen its first snowflakes of the 2023 season.

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When Does Michigan Get Its First Snow Fall On Average

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The average first snow in Michigan occurs sometime between the end of October to the beginning of November.

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The earliest first snowfall on record in Michigan was on October 12th, 2006, and the latest first snowfall date was on December 29th, 1998.

Credit: The City of Grand Rapids via Facebook
Credit: The City of Grand Rapids via Facebook
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Average First Snow Falls Across Michigan

  • Alpena - November 3rd
  • Ann Arbor - November 17th
  • Bad Axe - November 9th
  • Cadaliac - November 9th
  • Detroit - November 17th
  • Flint - November 15th
  • Gaylord - October 26th
  • Grand Rapids - November 8th
  • Houghton Lake - November 3rd
  • Kalamazoo - November 16th
  • Lansing - November 9th
  • Marquette - October 18th
  • Muskegon - November 14th
  • Petosky - November 13th
  • Saginaw / Baycity / Midland - November 16th
  • Sault Ste. Marie - October 21st
  • Traverse City - November 9th
  • West Branch - November 13th

None of the places mentioned above were the first place in Michigan to see snowflakes in 2023. That place is Isle Royale National Park.

Where Is Isle Royale National Park

Isle Royale National Park is located in the northwest of Lake Superior.

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It's a remote island that consists of Isle Royale, along with more than 400 small adjacent islands.

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Isle Royale is located 53 miles north of Copper Harbor and 20 miles east of Grand Portage.

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Isle Royale National Park is only accessible by ferry.

Isle Royal National Park First Snow Of 2023

Isle Royale’s webcam at Greenstone Ridge captured snowflakes on October 9th at 10:53 a.m.

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I'm hoping we don't see more of that fluffy white stuff anytime soon.

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