Seems fitting we have begun winter with a coating of sloppy wet snow on the ground in Otsego. The temp is currently 33° at 6am.
These are the current snow cover maps for north America and the northern hemisphere – the snow cover will creep southward into lower Michigan today.
Above are a couple of the CPC maps centered through early next week showing a consistent zonal flow meaning no signs of an Arctic outbreak any time soon. Outlooks are giving us a 43% chance of above normal temps and 46% chance of above normal precipitation for December. This doesn’t mean we won’t see snow as temps are generally in the upper 30s to around 40° for early December. Our snowfall would be the sloppy variety and precip could be mix a rain, ice and sleet which is not good for trees and power lines.
This is the current update from the NWS in regards to the Winter Weather Advisory in place:
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM EST MONDAY... * WHAT...Any remaining mixed precipitation will transition to snow early. Additional snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches. Snowfall rates of an inch per hour are possible this morning. * WHERE...Portions of central and west central Michigan. * WHEN...Until 1 AM EST Monday. * IMPACTS...Scattered power outages. Travel will be hazardous. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS... The heaviest snow will be along and north of a New Era to Fremont to Howard City line.
South of I96 will see mainly rain with perhaps a mix of rain and snow turning to snow later tonight. Most of the rest of the week looks to be a calm period….