Winter starts most appropriately!
William Deedler, Weather Historian NWS White Lake
If ever there was a day that winter showed its true colors (white, grey…and blue - for freezing ones extremities and even some blue skies) for the official calendar start to winter, today is the day. In fact, this past week (and month for that matter) has been nothing but great preparation for winter. By now, everyone should be “in the groove” (oops showing my age) so to speak when driving in the snow.
And, winter will keep on reminding us what season just started with the risk of snow, sleet, freezing rain and maybe even some plain rain at times, right up until Christmas Day.
If you have travel or shopping plans between now and Christmas, your best day for weather looks to be Monday…after that it’s downhill again until Christmas Day (hopefully).