Early West Michigan Winter Forecasts Calling For Lots Of Snow
Is your snow blower in good working condition? You may need it this winter.
The National Weather Service Is Siding With The Farmer's Almanac This Winter
The latest snow prediction models for this coming winter of 2022-23 are showing above average snow falls for most of Michigan.
This forecast comes on the heels of the Farmer's Almanac prediction a few weeks back for more snow and cold than normal this winter.
Normally, I'm skeptical of heavier snow fall models this early. Last year was also supposed to be snowy, but we wound up slightly below average for the winter season with just 54.9 inches.
The Farmer's Almanac prediction is based on some weird hocus pocus, so let's look and see what the NOAA scientists are saying.
NWS Says Temperatures Will Hover Near Normal While Snowfall Will Higher
The latest winter weather prediction maps were released this week by the National Weather Service and show temperatures for the winter of 2022-23 to be near normal, while snowfall totals should be slightly above average.
By the way, an average winter snowfall is around 63 inches of the white stuff, and the ten year roll over average going back to 2010-19 is around 72 inches.
I know there's a lot of great weather coming before winter kicks in, oh, around the first of December or so, and I don't want you to get too worried, but it might not be a bad idea to make sure your snow blower is in good working order.
By the way, the best time to be in Michigan is the next 30 days, IMHO. Late August into early to late September usually means temps in the mid-70s, with less intense sunshine. So the best is yet to come!
And then comes sweater and hoodie weather until the snow flies and we all go into severe hibernation and cuffing season. At that point in mid-February is when I'll be sick of it all.
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