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January snow sets records in parts of Michigan

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Snow -- it's everywhere in Michigan this year! Snow -- it's everywhere in Michigan this year!

It's been the snowiest January on record in some parts of Michigan even though a few days remain until the end of the month.

As of Sunday night, the National Weather Service reports that 34.6 inches of snow fell this month in the Detroit area. That tops the previous high of 29.6 inches in 1978. According to the weather service, the normal snowfall for January in the area is 12.5 inches.

In the Flint area, 31.6 inches has fallen so far this January. That tops the 1976 record of 28.5 inches. The normal is 13.1 inches.

Snow totals for January are expected to rise, since more fell early Monday. January also is on pace to be among the 20 coldest Januarys in the Detroit and Flint areas.

According to several sources in the U.P., the Keweenaw Peninsula has seen 219 inches of snow so far for 2013-2014.

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