Winter: Here

After taking a wrong turn and a little detour, winter has finally reached its destination.

It could be that it’s mid January, or the 5 or so inches of snow on the ground here in Mount Pleasant. Most of all, I think it’s because the insides of my nostrils froze on the first breath of fresh air going to physics lab this evening. (5 degrees, -4 wind chill)

The nose freezing temperatures will stick around until later this weekend when we get a system bringing up some warm air from the south. I say warmer, but realistically temps will top in the mid 30s. HEAT WAVE! This will also bring the chance of some liquid precip to most of the state. Come Monday, snow will mix in on the back side as cold air takes over again.

Before we get there, a clipper system strikes on Friday. Areas along the Michigan border/I-94 corridor could see moderate accumulations out of this, with lighter snows northward.

This picture has got a little respect on my Facebook wall recently, thought I would post up the animation that went with it.

This shelf cloud passed over my house in Chelsea this past summer. As you can tell, the leading edge was developing rapidly. Warm air in front is being forced over denser cold air underneath. The moist warm air condenses fast and you can see the cloud developing in front of your eyes!


About gweatherc
Live in Michigan and enjoy observing the weather. Want to pursue it as a career! Currently taking classes at Central Michigan University.

One Response to Winter: Here

  1. Dad says:

    I would agree, winter is here!!! Thank you for the info. Stay warm.
    Standing by, Dad

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