I finally wrestled the snowplow onto my tractor and the mower deck is off. I find plowing snow to be much more entertaining than the monotony of mowing grass. With a pattern change predicted to come next week, it is still an unknown if plowable snow is in the forecast.
Clouds will be on the increase today with some rain tonight into Friday as a cold front comes through. Temperatures will be near normal through next Tuesday when rain and snow showers come into play.
SW Michigan Weather History
1959: A vast area of arctic high pressure brings record cold to much of the continental United States. High temperatures only reach the teens across much of Lower Michigan followed by record lows in the single digits on the morning of the 17th.
SE Michigan Weather History
On November 16, 1989, a snowstorm hit Flint and Saginaw and it came to an end during the early part of November 17. Saginaw received 8.0 inches of snow while Flint recorded 7.7 inches.
On November 16, 1933, both Detroit and Saginaw had record lows on the 15th and 16th for Detroit and the 14th-16th for Saginaw. In Detroit, the temperatures were 10 degrees on the 15th and 8 degrees on the 16th. In Saginaw, temperatures were 11 degrees on the 14th, 7 degrees on the 15th, and 5 degrees on the 16th.
Also on November 16, 1932, a snowstorm that started late in the day on November 15 dumped 9.0 inches of snow on Detroit. This is the heaviest snowstorm in the month of November for Detroit.
U.S.A and Global Events for November 16th:
2006: An early morning F3 tornado killed eight people, injured 20 others, and left 100 people homeless in Riegelwood, North Carolina. This storm was the second deadliest tornado in the state in the past 50 years.
- Breezy and mild today Southwest winds will be rather gusty today...at times over 30 mph as a cold front moves toward the region. Quite a bit of sunshine is expected this morning with increasing clouds this afternoon. H8 temps near +8c will result in sfc temps aoa 60. Grab it while you can because temperatures will tumble once the cold front blows through tonight. - Showers tonight Moisture will pool along/ahead of the cold front; pwats climb to around an inch. Short range models indicate showers developing over eastern Wisconsin during the late evening ahead of the front and then spreading east across the lake after midnight. Stability decreases ahead of the front, but not enough to result in thunder. - Cooler Friday The cold front will clear the cwa Friday morning. H8 temps fall from +4c to -4c by evening. Showers will end and clearing will occur from northwest to southeast as high pressure builds in behind it. Highs will range from the mid 40s over the northwest cwa to upper 50s in the far southeast. Showers along a trailing cold front move east by Friday night and dry weather continues through the weekend despite cyclonic flow as moisture behind the front is shallow. Upper trough goes negative tilt across the Plains early next week which promises to end a long stretch of tranquil weather in terms of storminess. There appears to finally be a trend towards a consensus on the track of the sfc low early next week. The 00Z Nov 15th ECMWF began a trend that its later runs and now the OOZ Nov 16th GFS have followed with a more amplified solution resulting in a deepening low tracking across SE Lower Michigan Tuesday night. As for sensible weather...it looks like rain, possibly heavy, can be expected Tuesday into Tuesday night before cold air rushes in on the backside of the low, changing the rain to snow by Wednesday. Latest trends have arctic air with 850 mb temps of minus 14C moving in for later Wednesday into Thanksgiving Day, when lake effect snow showers should be ongoing. Given the time range and the fact that this trend is fairly recent, there remains enough uncertainty in snow shower potential to hold off messaging potential holiday travel impact`s until forecast confidence increases.