DETROIT (April 15, 2014) Detroit and Flint, Mich., have experienced their snowiest winters on record, the National Weather Service says.
By Tuesday morning, 3.1 inches had fallen at Detroit Metropolitan Airport in Romulus and that snowfall pushed the city's seasonal total to 94.8 inches, exceeding the previous record that stood for more than a century, the weather service said.
In the winter of 1880-1881, 93.6 inches of snow fell.
In Flint, 1.3 inches had fallen as of Tuesday morning, pushing the seasonal total to 83.9 inches, topping the previous Flint seasonal record of 82.9 inches from the winter of 1974-1975.
The latest storm sent temperatures that were in the mid-70s a day earlier tumbling below freezing by Tuesday morning.
Flood warnings were in effect along rivers in a wide swath of the Lower Peninsula.
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