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michsnowfreak

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  • Birthday 05/08/1983

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  1. michsnowfreak

    Winter 2018 Discussion

    1968-69 was a terrible Winter here, in fact it was Detroit's last sub 20" Winter on record. The other winters mentioned however were all good here. I myself was a big fan of 2002-03, had 69" imby, but I know just to the West it was not that good. My gut feeling on this Winter would be average to colder and snowier than average. As I said earlier, seasonal forecast models seem to be split, some going colder and some milder, but no extremes one way or the other seem to be in play temp wise. As for snow? It's hard not to go on the snowy side considering the overall snowiness of this century in this area. And the old-fashioned, take-with-a-grain-of-salt, nature signs do point toward a harsh Winter. Even the Almanacs are split. At the end of the day, I do not think this will be a terrible disaster Winter nor do I think it will be one of the greats. When there are so many conflicting signs, it's not a bad bet to just go average
  2. michsnowfreak

    October 2018 General Discussion

    1st official freeze this morning at DTW with a low of 31゚. The last freeze and Spring was April 29th, so the 2018 growing season was 169 days. It was very frosty this morning.
  3. michsnowfreak

    October 2018 General Discussion

    Spending the weekend in Cadillac come up where color is at its peak. It is absolutely gorgeous. I suspect peak color in Southeast Michigan will be in 1 to 2 weeks.
  4. michsnowfreak

    October 2018 General Discussion

    Crazy about the snow in central Illinois! Here it was a cloudy November like day
  5. michsnowfreak

    Winter 2018 Discussion

    Lol and the latest ukmet and euro seasonals show a colder than avg winter. I looked at the JAMSTEC surface temp anomaly, and it certainly has the classic warmer than average to the North colder than average to the South strong nino look, however actual anomaly for the Great Lakes region is less than 1゚C warmer than avg. What I have noticed is that despite some long range models showing a colder than average Winter and some showing warmer than average, I have not seen any models show extreme temp anomalies one way or the other.
  6. michsnowfreak

    October 2018 General Discussion

    Feels amazing outside as the temperature keeps dropping. Put my upstairs bedroom air conditioner in the basement for the next 7.5 months. No doubt the furnace will be going and some point this weekend, we will see how long I can last lol
  7. michsnowfreak

    Fall 2018 Complaint/Banter Thread

    I would have to go back and look to be sure, but I know we discuss November and its correlation, or lack thereof, to the coming Winter, and like we already said, there really isn't one. Even at face value that CFS is 0.5° to 2゚C warmer than normal for November depending on area. Thats not exactly a blowtorch. Sometimes the colors of maps can be misleading. Edit: i think I did a correlation between November snow and the following Winter snow, not sure if I did a temp correlation.
  8. michsnowfreak

    Fall 2018 Complaint/Banter Thread

    Ive heard that CFS has a warm bias (its usually the warmest of all seasonal models), but regardless of what it shows one thing you can absolutely bank on, is that it will change, and perhaps drastically. You are right also in that there is no correlation between November and the following Winter, but like you I certainly prefer average or colder than average.
  9. michsnowfreak

    October 2018 General Discussion

    It felt weird this afternoon to drive along exploding colors of Fall with the sauna like atmosphere. After 2 more days, the coldest air of Fall awaits.
  10. michsnowfreak

    Fall foliage thread - 2018

    Once the fog burned off it was like a sauna. Highs peaked in the low 80s but dews were near 70. Fall colors moving right along though. Much colder air is lurking, after 2 more days AC season looks to be done for good.
  11. michsnowfreak

    October 2018 General Discussion

    Sounds like there is much more color here than your area, and you are just slightly south. Far northern indiana right?
  12. michsnowfreak

    October 2018 General Discussion

    I always like to say I get ready for snow November 1st because I love fall so much. But obviously if it actually was going to snow, I would love it lol. Spring is always summer battling to overtake Winter, and likewise Fall is Winter battling to overtake summer. Just like last April, a mid month ice storm and a snowfall several days after that felt like the depths of Winter, but summer was not far off. Just like the beginning of this week will feel like we have reversed back to mid summer but Winter is really not far at all.
  13. michsnowfreak

    October 2018 General Discussion

    I guess we will see. I don't remember any cold snaps this fall yet where we were forecast to barely hit 50゚. It is true that models seem to overdo cold shots early on in the cold season, however at this time pretty much every model shows high temperatures colder than mid 50s on a few days between Saturday and Monday. Cloudcover and 850s once we are closer will ultimately be the determining factor, but it certainly looks like we go from anomalous warmth to anomalous cold this week.
  14. michsnowfreak

    October 2018 General Discussion

    I don't know, Sunday and Monday look colder than that on the models.
  15. michsnowfreak

    October 2018 General Discussion

    We are going to be going from well above normal temperatures to well below normal temperatures. It will be a very sharp contrast. Highs in the 80s as late as Wednesday could become highs in the 40s a few days later.
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