Our first week of November has been a cold one for sure – at 6:30am we have a temp of 20° with a light coating of snow on the ground. Long range models remain cold with slight moderation of temps late next week. Many have noted the correlation between this November and last – below are the graphics related to last November in regards to temperature and precipitation. We are only a week into the month so I would say it is to early to regard this month the same as last November.
Next is the comparison in snow cover between last November and the current graphic showing we have slightly more snow coverage than last year to date:
I hate going out on a limb giving a winter forecast because generally the limb will break – some years the forecasts are close and yet others fall by the wayside being the opposite as predicted. If I were a betting man, which I am not, I would say we are going to have one of those winters which would be memorable bringing back the old adage of Michigan being a winter wonderland.
We may see some peeks of the sun today however we will be hard pressed to break the freezing mark. Saturday should be dry then our next Arctic outbreak will arrive Sunday night bringing in the lake effect once again.