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, Calumet had the most at 10 inches.   We had just enough to turn the ground a little white but not enough to measure.

Our 9:45 AM temperature is 25.5°F (-4°C), the humidity is 65%, and skies are cloudy.  The pressure is 30.00 in (1015.3 mb) and steady.  Winds are from the west at 10 mph, and the dew point is 19°F (-7°C).  The wind chill is 14°F (-10°C) and visibility is 7 miles.  Yesterday’s high was 36°F (2°C) and the overnight low was 25°F (-4°C).  Averages for this date are 37°F / 25°F.  The record high for Dec. 6 is 69°F (21°C) set in 2001, and the record low is -10°F (-23°C) set in 1926.


Today:  A chance of snow showers.  Mostly cloudy with a high around 30°F.    West winds 10-15 mph.  Chance of snow 30%.

Tonight:  Mostly cloudy with a low around 20°F.  West southwest winds 15-20 mph.

Friday:  Partly sunny with a high around 30°F.  Southwest wind 15-20 mph, gusting to 30 mph.

Friday Night:   Snow showers, mainly after 1 AM.   Low around 22°F.  Snow accumulations of an inch possible.  Chance of snow 80%.

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