Apr 4, 2023 - News

Detroit's wet winter follows national trend

Winter 2022-23 precipitation anomalies
Data: NOAA; Map: Axios Visuals

Detroit got 8.4 inches of precipitation this winter — 1.8 more than average.

  • That's according to data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Why it matters: Wintertime precipitation can cause hazardous conditions, which prevent travel and knock out power.

The big picture: A national band of heavier-than-usual precipitation stretched from California to Minnesota this winter.

  • Much of California and the Midwest recorded some of the wettest-ever winters.
  • This was Metro Detroit's 20th-wettest winter on record.
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