Not much to talk about weatherwise today or for much of the week for that matter. Seems this has been a reoccurring theme this year. We have a trace of snow on the vehicles and rooftops this morning hardly worth a mention but it is there such as it is, sneering platitudes of its existence though neither profound nor exciting for that matter.
Last year at this time we were under the same circumstances so I wrote a post on the predictability of weather forecasting in the U.S. I suppose I could share this with you again to keep your attention focused on all things weather:
We in Michigan like to slam our Mets when they don’t get the forecast right – Michigan is one of those states which has the least predictable weather because of the large bodies of water that surround us.
Below are maps generated from a study that compiled data on the most and least predictability of the weather in the U.S. – the orange shades are those cities that are less predictable. Cities in the Great Plains and Upper Midwest dominate the most-unpredictable list. After Rapid City, those with the most unpredictable weather are Great Falls, Montana; Houghton, Michigan; Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Fargo, North Dakota; Duluth, Minnesota; Bismarck, North Dakota; Aberdeen, South Dakota; Grand Island, Nebraska; and Glasgow, Montana.
The Western U.P. has the dubious distinction of having the most unpredictable precipitation largely due to the snowfall in the winter coming off lake Superior. Southwest Michigan is one of those places where forecasting can be hard to predict more than a couple of days out.
The Keweenaw Peninsula can get well over 200 inches of snow in the winter of course that is nothing compared to Mt. Baker in Washington which boasts over 1100 inches (Rocky’s paradise).