Winter Season in Michigan Will Have Plenty of Snow and Rain
I can't think of anyone I know who looks forward to winter's in Michigan. Winter officially begins on the shortest day of the year, December 21, 2022.
According to the Farmer's Almanac, we'll have plenty of snow, rain, and slush. In fact, Michigan will also see record breaking cold temperatures as well.
According to farmersalmanac.com:
The first bite of winter should come earlier than last year’s. December 2022 looks stormy and cold nationwide with an active storm pattern developing and hanging around for most of the season over the eastern half of the country. (Maybe there will be a white Christmas in some areas?)
I never look forward to really cold temperatures during the winter months. My wife and I stock up on lots of blankets and hot chocolate. We even have a gas fireplace in our home that heats up the living room very nicely.
Farmersalmanac.com also tells us:
A cold December and a very cold January might make readers in the Northeast shake and shiver. But February will bring milder temperatures that should make winter seem more bearable. The Southeast will experience some shivers, especially during the month of January. Fortunately, for the snowbirds, February will likewise warm the region to near-normal winter season temperatures overall.
I'm certainly not looking forward to another harsh winter in Michigan, but then again, do we have any choice? Absolutely not.
Do you remember that huge snow storm in the Greater Lansing area back in 1978? That snow storm was unbelievable. The Lansing area alone received 19 inches of snow.
It was the "Great Blizzard" of 1978, and Michigan was hit hard with tons of snow. Mlive.com has more:
During the ‘78 event, the National Weather Service said snowfall amounts included 30 inches in Muskegon (hello, lake effect) and just over 19 inches in Grand Rapids and Lansing. Flint had 9.9 inches and Detroit had 8.2. Southeast Michigan saw lower snowfall amounts because it had rain instead of snow for some of the storm window.
Let's just hope Michigan never sees another snow storm as bad as the "Great Blizzard" of 1978.