Regional Weather Summary

The Evening Issue


The "What" and "Why"...

Relatively quiet conditions continued through Sunday, with lake effect snow showers and flurries seen through the day into the evening across parts of northern Michigan. Very little in the way of snow accumulation was seen, although the Soo managed to pick up an inch of new fluff by 7pm this evening. Northwest winds would remain brisk through the day, with gusts between 20 to 30 mph, highest for coastal locations. Highs today remained near average for this time of year, topping out in the mid to upper 20s, with lower 30s for Northwest Lower near Lake Michigan.


Here's a look at how today's temperatures stack up against history:

Today's High
Departure from Normal
Record High/Year
Last Year
28 -2
56 in 1957
Houghton Lake
27 -2
53 in 1957
Sault Ste. Marie
29 +3
46 in 1957
Traverse City
32 +2
51 in 1957
29 +/- 0
49 in 1957

+/- 0

50 in 1957

 * Values are a composite between readings taken at the Otsego County Airport and the Cooperative Observing Site.

Looking ahead....

Seasonably cool weather will continue through Christmas and the upcoming week, with periodic chances for light snow or flurries. The better chances will come Monday and Monday night, and again on Wednesday, with a couple of  areas low pressure passing to our south. Only light accumulations are expected at this time.


This Date in Weather History...

In 1982 - A major winter storm struck Colorado producing heavy snow and blizzard conditions. A record two feet of snow was reported at Stapleton Airport in Denver, which was shut down for 33 hours. Up to 44 inches of snow fell in the foothills surrounding Denver. The storm hurt the ski industry as skiers were unable to make it out of Denver to the slopes, and the closed airport became a campground for vacationers.

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