When it's February in Michigan, it means snow. Lots of it. This year, on the first day of the second month of the year, it delivered with more than 16 inches of snow, officially, in Detroit.
How big of a deal was it? Well, it was the most snow we've received in one storm in 40 years. While it wasn't the most we've ever gotten, it was close. This year's event was behind the April 6th storm of 1886 (25.5") and the Dec. 1-2 storm in 1974 (19.3").
Another fact to note: Monday's storm produced more snow than all of January and December, combined! December was drier than usual while January was snowier than usual, but still couldn't top February 1.