Marquette breaks two October snowfall record as almost 20 inches of snow falls

NWS Marquette said over 8 inches of snow fell Sunday and nearly 20 inches of snow has fallen in October. (Image: NWS Marquette)

The National Weather Service in Marquette says two different snowfall records were broken this weekend in Michigan's Upper Peninsula as over 8 inches of snow fell Sunday and almost 20 inches of snow is already on the ground.

The NWS reported 8.3 inches of snow on Sunday, breaking the previous record of 3.1 inches which was set in 1976. Additionally, that brought Marquette's total snow for the entire month of October to 19.2 inches, breaking the old record of 18.6 set in 1979.

While snow in October is not rare for the Upper Peninsula, this much snow is clearly not expected. 

"Two snowfall records were set at NWS Marquette yesterday! 8.3 inches broke the old record of 3.1 inches set in 1976! Also, this breaks the old record for monthly snowfall for October! New record of 19.2 inches breaks the old record of 18.6 inches set in 1979."

But the snow isn't over. The area will likely go over 20 inches of snow on Monday with another 1 to 3 inches of snow expected followed by record lows.

Down here in the lower peninsula, only a few flakes have been spotted in the northern lower peninsula but not in the Detroit area. Of course, that's temporary.

With Halloween approaching, this week we'll see highs in the 40s and lower 50s but still staying above freezing until Friday night.