Below is a map with the average yearly snowfall totals. I live in the little area on the west side that has a 100 inch average. Some years we have very little snow, others well over 100 inches. At the top of the state you will see an area with a 200 inch average. In that area is Calumet, the city where Michigan Tech is. The season of the Great Blizzard of 1978 they got 355 inches of snow. My friend Greg, now CEO of Scentlok, was attending school there at the time. They got 100 inches in one month that year. Muskegon got 52 inches of snow in four days during the blizzard. The low pressure cell that caused the blizzard remains the lowest non tropical pressure ever recorded in the mainland United States. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Blizzard_of_1978 We (Muskegon) got 174 inches in 1981-1982 and over 120 inches last year.