New on the Michigan Forecast Page is a winter safety slider which also contains various information on different types of storms which may affect Michigan.
Though I have no expectations of of cold and accumulating snow in the long term forecast here in southern Michigan, winter weather has begun in the U.P. and some snow (a couple inches) is predicted in the northern lower around Gaylord tonight.
Most of the snow will remain through the northern plains and U.P. through mid-month at least. We may see some snowflakes on Halloween evening and night here in southern Michigan though I don’t see it exceeding a quarter inch or so.
Wednesday and Friday should be our best chances of seeing any sunshine this week, the rest being unsettled and wet as we begin our journey into November.
Over the past couple weeks I have been posting winter weather forecasts for the various weather services out there before I put up my own. I don’t deal with the analogs, I will leave that to Slim. I will try to present what I guess may happen via what is happening and presumed to happen to the north and west of us which may have an affect on our weather. – as I have said before I am not much of a gambling man so there is a 50/50 chance I (along with the other forecasters) to get it right this year.
So, without further ado here is the forecasts from the Old Farmers Almanac and the Farmers Almanac.
Can’t say I am in agreement with either of these forecast maps though a combination of the two may be closer to what I expect. Not seeing any major snow storms for the southern lower peninsula through most of November as the jet-stream isn’t forecasted to bring any extreme cold air through the first half of the month of November – I think the snow will remain in the U.P. during this period. We may see a quick shot of cold air at the end of November but it appears to be short lived as the pattern we are in seems to hold the cold air to the far northern CONUS.
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