Monday, February 13, 2012

Winter appears to be just visiting

NaBloPoMo February 2012

The day before yesterday, I quoted a Free Press article and added my comment.
The forecast calls for cold temperatures through Monday, said Mosteiko, with two chances for snow as far out as they can measure.

Snowfall is expected overnight between Monday and Tuesday. Overnight Wednesday into Thursday could see levels much like what happened last night. But during the days, said Mosteiko, "it warms back up to above normal." By Wednesday, the high will be 38 degrees.
In other words, it's continuing to be a mild winter, as Staten Island Chuck predicted at the same time that Punxsatawney Phil predicted six more weeks of winter. I'm not surprised that both predictions are playing out.
The latest Free Press story on the weather confirms that the prediction from Saturday still holds.
[A]nother little blast of snow is expected to hit metro Detroit overnight, according to the National Weather Service.

Accumulations will likely be about one inch, with the snow starting after midnight, meteorologist Mike Richter said from the agency's office in White Lake Township.

It may be only a brief encounter with winter, with warmer temperatures and the possibility of rain by Thursday, Richter said.
The highs for the next three days will be 36 tomorrow, 40 on Wednesday, and 37 on Thursday. All of those temperatures are above average for this time of year. I'm with Mike Richter on this season's mild winter.
"That’s why I didn’t want to say winter’s here to stay now. It does warm up by Wednesday," Richter said. "We just keep getting little shots here and there, like we did this weekend. We haven’t had a long stretch of cold weather this season. It’s just been one of those weather patterns, we haven’t been able to get it."
Mind you, I'm not complaining. I just hope the summer won't be as much above average as the winter has been.

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