Boring Weather Pattern

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It has always been my feeling that when all the greenery has left and the leaves have fallen we should have a nice blanket of snow on the ground to cover the death of summer.  There is something to be said of the purity of the white which covers the dull browns of the landscape and it also helps set off the colorful lights we put up for the Christmas season.

Alas we have no control over the weather and what surprises it may bring whether it may be a serious snow storm or a pattern of the mundane humdrum of clouds with a few peaks of the sun.  I wouldn’t be surprised to see more rain than snow for a good portion of the month especially when we approach mid month.  We may see a rather boring pattern over most of the next two weeks.  The models are showing only an inch or two of snow over this period and another storm system a week from Friday which is guessing all rain.

Of course this is great news for travelers such as Slim who will be going south this week (have a safe journey).  It appears at this time storm systems will be passing well south of Michigan.  The good news is we may see more of the sun than we did last month.

Temperatures will hold around freezing this week with slight chances of snow showers today, the best chance will come on Thursday and Friday though I am seeing only minor accumulations due to lack of lift and moisture.

 

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Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

Every day this week will be below normal temps! Who knew?

Mr. Negative
Mr. Negative

Maps showing “above average temps”…funny stuff.

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

Cold and snow rules this week! Who would have thought?

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

You’re going to love this:
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Jeff(Portland)
Jeff(Portland)

Looks good to me.

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

Wow we are still in a below normal temp pattern! 2 months and counting! This week we will have mid winter like cold temps!! Truely an incredible cold pattern!

Jeff(Portland)
Jeff(Portland)

Since the snow is gone, i can now get the rest of the leaves off the yard. Wait, i thought it was December. Lol!!!

Mark(East Lansing)
Mark(East Lansing)

Strange thing is that I had two trees that just dropped their leaves in the past week. Much later than the others.

Mookie
Mookie

What do you know – looks like a warm and rainy December! That cold November was just one big tease for winter lovers and ski resorts I’m afraid.

“Winter to be Put on Pause Soon”

https://www.mlive.com/weather/index.ssf/2018/12/winter_to_be_put_on_pause_soon.html

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

I was expecting this to happen, I just thought it might come about January instead of early December. Wonder what happened to Indy’s snow storm for tomorrow? This will drop him to 1 for 4 in calling snow events.

Jeff(Portland)
Jeff(Portland)

Lol!

Slim

Later today we will get all of our packing done and load the car up. This year I am taking the eastern route down as we are leaving out of Fort Lauderdale. This will be the fist time I have been in Fort Lauderdale so that will be a new experience. My eastern route is I 96 to US 23 to I 75 cutting off on US 23 to Columbus then US 35 to I 64 with the first night in Charleston WV. The next day it is I 77 to I 26 to I 95 and we will spend… Read more »

Mark (East Lansing)
Mark (East Lansing)

Road trip!

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

“More rain than snow for a good portion of the month”…..sounds near perfect. 95% of people would love for that to happen. Then bring on the big thunderstorms come January!

Mark (East Lansing)
Mark (East Lansing)

Boring is not always bad.

RIP 41. He was my first Commander in Chief.

Mark (East Lansing)
Mark (East Lansing)

I meant he was first I served under. Nixon was president when I was born. 😁