Living in Michigan can be exciting. We can have every weather condition known to man happening in the State at one time.
By: chatcat, 3:23 PM GMT on February 25, 2015
We are under the influence of another arctic blast of cold air which is stretching all the way into the deep south. Hopefully this will be the last one. Our extended forecast is calling for much warmer temps next week and beyond so here's hoping that nothing happens to change that forecast. This February certainly made up for the mild weather that we have had in December and even January. At least we were spared from any big snowstorms. I heard that ...
Updated: 3:24 PM GMT on February 25, 2015
By: chatcat, 1:55 PM GMT on February 20, 2015
My thermometer is now reading -21F. That's about the coldest that I can ever remember here in Michigan. Needless to say, more records have been broken last night but hopefully, this will be the last time. One saving grace is that we have clear skies and the sun is giving off quite a bit of warmth so it doesn't feel quite as cold. Also, when going to the store, the car stays nice and warm inside as long as it is parked in the sun. Tomorrow is expected...
Updated: 1:59 PM GMT on February 20, 2015
By: chatcat, 6:22 PM GMT on January 30, 2015
Although the sun is out today, it certainly doesn't warm it up any. They warned us of very cold temps over the upcoming week and we sure do have them. We received only 1/2 inch of new snow yesterday which fell during several intermittent snow squalls. Local forecasters are saying that we could have a significant snowfall on Sunday with blowing and drifting. Maybe February 1st will bring us more seasonable weather. As I mentioned yesterday, our precip...
Updated: 1:55 PM GMT on February 20, 2015
By: chatcat, 3:26 PM GMT on January 08, 2015
The subject came up yesterday as to how this winter compares to last year. I went back a year and compared the snow cover in various Michigan cities to what there is this year on CoCoRahs. Here are some results of what I found.
This year, Marquette has 15" as compared to 12" last year. Ishpeming has 26" as compared to only 19" last year. Those were the only two cities that have more snow this year than last. Others were Grand Rapids with 5.5" this ye...
By: chatcat, 3:58 PM GMT on January 07, 2015
With last year's big snowstorm still fresh in our minds, I am not complaining about the weather that we have had this season. We are having extremely cold temperatures but last year at this time, we had very cold temps with 17 inches of snow over an inch of ice. Highs in the single digits is a bit hard to live with however. We have about two inches of snow on the ground. Snow showers are in our forecast for most of this week with no significant accumul...
Updated: 4:00 PM GMT on January 07, 2015