Snow Drought

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Seems the southern CONUS has seen more snow than Michigan this winter.  Winter storm warnings are in place for Texas and northern Louisiana.  Some areas in north-central Texas could see up to six inches of snow today which for them would put a halt to travel due to the fact they don’t keep the snow removal equipment in stock as we do in the northern climes.

The blocking pattern we have had around the past week has caused all the storm systems to pass well to the south of the northern plains to the northeast.  High pressure has brought us our stagnant weather pattern however on the plus side we did get some sun shining brightly overhead Friday and Saturday as the high passed overhead.

The clouds will return today thanks mainly to the big lake with a few snow showers teasing us throughout the day.  We will be stuck under the clouds the rest of the week more often than not and temps will hover around freezing until we reach midweek.

I am still not overly excited with the expected cooling temps towards the end of the week as this isn’t a true Arctic event threatening the Great Lakes.  I do suspect this may return us to a more ‘normal’ winter pattern.  I don’t see us catching up or making up for snow lost the first half of winter.


 

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Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

69 more days of winter! I love it!

Jeff (Portland)
Jeff (Portland)

NO artic air in site ! Still below normal for snowfall .. Days keep getting longer !! I love short winters !!!

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

The skiing was incredible today! Perfect conditions!

Slim

We now have 9 days of January 2021 in the record books and so far the mean at Grand Rapids is 29.9° that is a departure of +5.0. So far just 2.2” of snow has fallen this month. And while GRR reported 2” on the ground yesterday AM and there is still snow on the ground here at my house there are also a lot of green spots showing up in the yard as well. For the season the total remains at 7.5” GR is now almost 30” below average in the snow fall department for the season. With clear… Read more »

INDY
INDY

Heading to Boyne mountain for my mid Winter break interesting that 90% all of Michigan has snow cover on the ground I look forward to more snow and fun up north!! Who doesn’t love this time of year ??. HAPPY NEW YEAR!! INDY

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

Enjoy! Winter is the best!