It snowed all day yesterday leaving about 7 inches on the ground. The thumb area of the state got 12 or more inches. I hope that this isn’t a sign of how our winter is going to be. They did predict a snowy winter for this part of the country but it isn’t even winter yet. What’s worse is that temperatures will take a nose dive over the next few days with overnight lows falling into the single digits. My dog wasn’t happy at all and I had to do some pretty strong persuasion to get her outdoors this morning. It was a wet, heavy snow and the melted amount was 0.55″. We could still see a few stray lake effect bands today but hopefully not much more in accumulations.
Our 9 AM temperature is 15°F (-9°C), the humidity is 81% and skies are mostly clear. Winds are from the west at 8 mph, giving us a wind chill of 4°F (-16°C). The pressure is 30.29 in (1025.7 mb) and rising. Visibility is 10 miles. Yesterday’s high was 34°F (1°C) and the overnight low was 11°F (-12°C). Averages for this date are 49°F / 34°F. Sunrise was at 7:24 AM and sunset will be at 5:16 PM.
DURAND / OWOSSO FORECAST:
Mostly sunny, with a high near 24. Northwest wind 9 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Tonight
Mostly clear, with a low around 4. Wind chill values as low as -5. West wind around 6 mph. Wednesday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 26. Wind chill values as low as -3. South wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph. Wednesday Night
Snow showers likely. Cloudy, with a low around 22. South southwest wind 6 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Not good. I only ended up with 5″ – but it’s just flat out too early for this nonsense. I’m so not looking forward to this winter. I mean, I never do, but especially this one coming up seems to be already shaping up to be a real beast.
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