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Month: December 2017

Winter Storm Warning For Most of Michigan

Winter Storm Warning For Most of Michigan

The snow began falling shortly before 8 AM this morning and has continued since.  A winter storm warning is in effect until midnight with 5-8 inches expected.  All of the snow enthusiasts are ecstatic.   As for me, I love a good snow storm.  It breaks up the monotony of winter and gives us a chance to get out and exercise a little.  I’m not seeing any breaks in these cold temperatures anytime soon.  A few days ago, Saturday was supposed…

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Our First Significant Snowfall of the Season – Mid Michigan

Our First Significant Snowfall of the Season – Mid Michigan

Although my area only received about 1.5 – 2 inches of new snow, counties to our south received as much as 6 inches.  Snow continues to be in the forecast but no significant accumulations are expected.  It will be just enough to keep the roads slippery.  For some reason, I didn’t see any salt trucks out yesterday, maybe because it was the weekend, so hopefully the roads will be better today. Our 9:30 AM EST temperature is 17.2°F (-8°C), the…

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Cold, Snowy Weather Continues for Mid Michigan

Cold, Snowy Weather Continues for Mid Michigan

There is no letup in the below normal temps for us until the weekend.  Our weather continues with roller coaster temperatures such as we have had most of the year.  It is either much warmer or colder than normal.  We received a few spits of snow yesterday but nothing measurable.  That will change today.  In fact, light snow has just begun and we could receive a few inches by tonight.  At least there are no strong winds accompanying it. Our…

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More Snow For Mid Michigan

More Snow For Mid Michigan

Saturday brought us light intermittent snow showers resulting in an inch of snow cover this morning.  We could see a little more this afternoon but no significant amounts are expected.  There is just enough to brighten things up a little.  We don’t need anymore.  Unfortunately, I don’t have anything to say in the matter.  There is no warm up in the extended forecast, so it looks like this snow will be around for awhile.  It’s amazing how people forget that…

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A White World This Morning in Mid Michigan

A White World This Morning in Mid Michigan

Our morning seems nice and bright with the newly fallen snow.  We only have 1/2 inch on the ground, but it does a lot for making the day seem brighter.  I really do like snow this time of the year.  With our hours of daylight at a minimum,  anything that lightens up our world is welcome.  We have light snow falling at this time and it is pretty. Our 9 AM temp is 24.6°F (-4°C), the humidity is 88%, and…

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Michigan’s First Snowstorm of the Season

Michigan’s First Snowstorm of the Season

Although my area only received a trace of snow overnight,  it was a different story for northern Michigan.  With lake effect snow squalls moving over the state most of  Wednesday, there was a range of different reports on CoCoRahs this morning in terms of snow amounts.  Mancelona appeared to have the most with 12 inches on the ground.  Gaylord, which is just to the east of Mancelona, was reporting only 6 inches.   Traverse City reported 4.5 inches.  In the UP,…

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Very Windy and Cold in Mid Michigan

Very Windy and Cold in Mid Michigan

I am so tired of wind!  We had gusts up to 50 mph yesterday and many areas lost power.  The northern part of the state has been under a winter storm warning since yesterday and that will continue until 5 PM today.  I’m not seeing many reports of huge snow amounts as yet on CoCoRahs.  The most that I’m finding is 8 inches in Calumet up in the Keweenaw Peninsula.  Northern lower Michigan is only reporting about an inch or…

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Falling Temperatures, Wind Advisory For Mid Michigan

Falling Temperatures, Wind Advisory For Mid Michigan

After a very warm Monday, a line of showers moved through the state early this morning bringing falling temperatures and a little rain.  There was only 0.04″ in my gauge this morning, but wind will be our issue today.  Our highest overnight temp was at midnight as temps continued to drop throughout the night.  Although they are still quite mild, temperatures will continue to drop as the day goes on.  There is very frigid air coming our way and the…

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Big Changes Coming To Mid Michigan

Big Changes Coming To Mid Michigan

We better enjoy today’s mild temperatures because they won’t be around much longer.  A strong cold front will be moving in from Canada and we will be doing well to see highs above freezing by the week’s end.  Yesterday was a lovely day with plenty of sun and light winds.  We spent the afternoon in the Detroit area with my kids, and there was a lot of outdoor activity with the nice weather.  So many have already gotten their Christmas…

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A Sunny, Pleasant Sunday For Mid Michigan

A Sunny, Pleasant Sunday For Mid Michigan

I’m afraid that our nice autumn weather will be coming to an end this week.  The extended forecast is showing highs not much above freezing by week’s end.  Meteorological winter began on Dec. 1 and it’s really going to feel like it after Wednesday.  There is also snow in the forecast although no estimates of any accumulation so far.  Today is be a winner, however, with mild temps and a high in the low 50s. Our 10:15 AM EST temp…

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