What a difference a year makes. At this time a year ago the Great Lakes were well above average but according to the National Weather Service the lakes starting shedding their summer warmth much earlier this year. In fact the Lakes began cooling in August and that would not normally happen until Mid-September.

What does this mean for the coming winter? Nobody is quite sure what it will mean but it could put us on track for a long snowy winter like the bitter cold one we experienced in the 2013-2014 season.

Get the hats and gloves ready kids- because it is going to be a great sledding season!