The winter of 2013-14 was brutal - we all remember wondering where we were supposed to put the snow amid the polar vortex - but a snow storm we got the following year was even bigger. So big, in fact, that it was not just one of the biggest snowfalls in Detroit history, it was the biggest ever on Super Bowl Sunday.
We wrote last week about the 1978 blizzard that stretched from Lake Michigan to Boston. That led us to this factoid: February 1, 2015 was our snowiest Super Bowl Sunday ever.
On the night of Super Bowl 49, Detroit received a remarkable 16.7 inches of snow! When we woke up to go to work (those of us who didn't call in sick), we had a lot of work to do to get the driveways clear.
It was more than snow. Once it ended, we had wind chills near zero or below.
Here are some totals from the day:
16.7" Detroit Metro Airport (Romulus)
14.1" Ann Arbor
17.0" Brownstown Twp
9.2" Farmington Hills
13.5" Garden City
15.5" Shelby Township
It kinda puts this Super Bowl Sunday snow storm into perspective, doesn't it?