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Snowiest November: Grand Rapids breaks century-old record for snowfall

•, By Angie Jackson

Snowfall totals for Grand Rapids so far this month have made for the snowiest November on record, with 28.4 inches that accumulated as of 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, according to the National Weather Service. The previous record of 28.2 inches was set in 1895.

The city has been hit with 23.5 inches of lake-effect snow since Monday, and this week's winter storm currently ranks fifth among the top-10 all-time snowfall totals in a four-day span. A stretch at the end of December in 2001 holds the top spot with 32.4 inches.

The winter storm began Monday with 6 inches of snow in Grand Rapids, followed by about 10 inches Tuesday, 2.9 inches on Wednesday and 5 inches as of Thursday evening.

A winter weather advisory remains in effect until 7 a.m. for the greater Grand Rapids region and Lakeshore counties.

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