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Sunday, March 16, 2014

Chilly Man of Steel: Winter Not Done With Detroit

We're just a few days away from the beginning of spring, but don't tell that to the city of Detroit. It's been a record-breaking winter and Henry has been there for most of it. You know what that means... beanie appreciation post part 2! (part 1).

Mlive just shared the latest numbers released by the National Weather Service:  

*Detroit's average winter temperature this season (20.9) marked the coldest winter since 1977-78 and the eighth coldest all-time (18.8 in 1903-04 is the coldest).

*Detroit's winter snowfall of 90.7" is the second highest of all-time and is more than twice the seasonal normal (42.5"). The largest amount of snowfall on record for the area is 93.6" during the 1880-81 season.

*Detroit's 13 days of below-zero temperatures this winter are the most days below-zero since there was 15 during the 1983-84 season. The current mark ties for seventh all-time; the record is 21 below-zero days during the 1884-85 season. The average below-zero days in a season for Metro Detroit is 3.6.

Hang on bearded Superman, it's almost over! (says the writer typing this up in balmy L.A.) -- costume designer Michael Wilkinson did tell us he'll be in Detroit for the "most beautiful time of the year," during the months of April through December. Production updates as we get them!

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