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Posted on Wed, Feb 27, 2013 : 9:32 a.m.

Snowfall totals vary widely; more than 7 inches reported in Ann Arbor

By Cindy Heflin


More than 7 inches of snow fell in some parts of Ann Arbor, reports indicated. Here, snow blankets a yard in Scio Township.

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Snow totals from Tuesday night’s winter storm varied widely across Washtenaw County, the National Weather Service said.

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Weather observers reported 7.4 inches of snow on the University of Michigan’s North Campus and 7 inches 1 mile south of Ann Arbor, said Matt Mosteiko, a meteorologist at the weather service’s office in White Lake Township.

Other totals reported included 6.8 inches in Dexter, 3.6 inches in Saline and 4 inches in Manchester.

How much snow fell at your house? Tell us in the comments below.



Thu, Feb 28, 2013 : 11:16 a.m.

I got a call from a friend of mine in Ohio. She said that Ann Arbor made the news for snowfall. Wow. Loved the snow day hated the power outage.


Thu, Feb 28, 2013 : 12:12 a.m.

6.45" WEST of Zeeb, South of Jackson

Tammy Mayrend

Wed, Feb 27, 2013 : 4:09 p.m.

What was the official snowfall total reported at the Ann Arbor Airport? We have an office poll here and need to know. :)

An Arborigine

Wed, Feb 27, 2013 : 3:29 p.m.

I paid someone to do it while I worked my day job. Voila, no injuries!


Wed, Feb 27, 2013 : 3:52 p.m.

Thats what you think. I quit. Have fun shoveling your snow after work!


Wed, Feb 27, 2013 : 3:29 p.m.

Those are good suggestions and here's another. If you can afford it, get a snow-thrower. I realize not everyone can do that and I'm not trying to be funny. I am thankful I have one but even with it doing the snow today was chore with how wet and heavy it is. We live in Pittsfield Township off Ellsworth near Meijers and I think we have 5-6". I'll be the first to admit I thought the forecast yesterday was all wrong when it kept raining.


Wed, Feb 27, 2013 : 5:50 p.m.

Every time I use mine it's worth every penny I paid for it AND I have a friend with a snow plow so I'm sitting pretty right now

Homeland Conspiracy

Wed, Feb 27, 2013 : 3:40 p.m.

I worked my !#$%#^!#%^ off even with a snow thrower...heavy stuff


Wed, Feb 27, 2013 : 3 p.m.

5 ways to shovel heavy snow safely: 1) Small scoops 2) lift from your knees not your back 3) break often : enjoy the scenery 4) keep hydrated 5) take it slow


Wed, Feb 27, 2013 : 10:37 p.m.

Heavy squats and deadlifts help me prepare.

Kellie Woodhouse

Wed, Feb 27, 2013 : 4:21 p.m.

Susan, you're on a roll with the lists this morning. I'd add another suggestion, before shoveling make snow angels.

Homeland Conspiracy

Wed, Feb 27, 2013 : 3:39 p.m.

Thanx mom


Wed, Feb 27, 2013 : 3:07 p.m.

I would add to your excellent suggestions to alternate periodically from your left side to your right to try to keep the stresses on the body balanced.