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

• http://www.mlive.com, 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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