We’re So Tired Of This Frigid Weather – Mid Michigan

We’re So Tired Of This Frigid Weather – Mid Michigan

We had snow showers most of our Wednesday giving us another half inch of the white stuff.  We have about 4 inches of ground cover at this time and it won’t be melting anytime soon.  I really don’t mind the snow as much as these extreme cold temperatures.  For all the snowbirds who went south for the winter, they have had a rude awakening this year.  There just doesn’t seem to be any escape from winter in much of the…

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Frigid Temperatures Continue in Mid Michigan

Frigid Temperatures Continue in Mid Michigan

The deep freeze continues, not only in Michigan, but most of the eastern U.S.  There is even snow in the forecast for northern Florida.  So Mother Nature has certainly made life miserable for many of us.  Someone posted on Facebook yesterday that some scientists are predicting that we are heading for a mini ice age.  Considering the source, however, that is dubious.  Regardless, it feels like we are experiencing an ice age right now.  Hopefully, there will be a break…

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Happy New Year From Mid Michigan

Happy New Year From Mid Michigan

Our 2018 is beginning with calm but very chilly temperatures.  Unfortunately, there is no reprieve anytime soon from the frigid weather that has affected us for the past couple of weeks.  At least there are no major storms knocking on our door, and our snow cover remains at about 4 inches.  Wind speeds haven’t been too bad so that’s a good thing.  Hopefully, we’ll get some milder weather next week. Our 9:30 AM EST temperature is 7.2°F (-14°C),  the humidity…

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A Quiet, Calm New Year’s Eve For Mid Michigan

A Quiet, Calm New Year’s Eve For Mid Michigan

Our New Year’s Eve day will be calm but very frigid.  The high is expected to only reach the single digits.  I hope that everyone stays safe through the weekend as there will be a lot of drinking going on, and they all won’t have designated drivers.  Yesterday brought some excitement to the Traverse City area.  A cold air funnel was spotted over the bay and most had no idea what it was.  They couldn’t believe that there would be…

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More Snow For Mid Michigan

More Snow For Mid Michigan

There seems to be no end to these snow showers.  Every day we pick up another 1/2 inch or so, just enough to keep roads icy.  Most is lake effect.  We currently have  about 4 inches of snow cover.  Our temperatures remain very cold and this is expected to continue until well into January.  With the early sunsets that we have this time of year, the snow does brighten it up considerably.  With these extreme temp fluctuations that have been…

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A Little Snow and Slightly Warmer Temps For Mid Michigan

A Little Snow and Slightly Warmer Temps For Mid Michigan

We had light snow most of Thursday and we gained another half inch of snow cover.  We now have about three inches.  This morning actually felt warm with no wind and the overnight low didn’t fall below zero for a change.  Unfortunately, it isn’t going to last.  Highs will remain in the teens and a high only in the single digits expected on Sunday.  Extended forecasts are telling us that this will possibly continue into mid January.  On the positive…

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No End in Sight For This Arctic Air Mass – Mid Michigan

No End in Sight For This Arctic Air Mass – Mid Michigan

This bitterly cold weather is getting old.  I can’t remember when it has been this cold for such an extended period of time, and there is no end in sight.  The snow doesn’t bother me that much, but I hate this extreme cold weather.  Skies were clear and everything was covered with frost this morning in addition to the snow.  It looked pretty but sure didn’t feel that way.  It was -7° when I got up and has warmed up…

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Severe Cold and Wind Chill Advisory for Mid Michigan

Severe Cold and Wind Chill Advisory for Mid Michigan

We haven’t had weather this cold in several years.  In fact, the past two have been quite mild.  We had sun most of yesterday but it certainly didn’t feel any warmer.  Highs barely made it out of the single digits and today won’t be much better.  What’s worse is that there is no relief in sight from this frigid air, at least not in the upcoming week.  We have about three inches of snow cover at this time and needless…

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Bitter Cold / Lots of Snow For Michigan

Bitter Cold / Lots of Snow For Michigan

We had snow most of Sunday and even Christmas Day.  Between the two days, we have about 4 inches of snow cover.  Today is sunny but it does nothing to make going outdoors more bearable.  It was -6°F when I got up this morning and the expected high was on 8°F.  My thermometer is reading a bit higher than that now, and it doesn’t appear to be in the sun.  Regardless, it is bitter cold out there and we don’t…

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Merry Christmas From Mid Michigan

Merry Christmas From Mid Michigan

We got our white Christmas after all.  It snowed almost all day yesterday, and I think most of the night.  We had a little over two inches early this morning, and we have received about another inch or two since then.  Driving to church this morning was slow going.  Now we are seeing some breaks in the clouds and radar is showing that we are in the clear for a while at least.  There were even a few peeks of…

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