It appears this December, Michigan is going to get a big blast of snow, which is a bit unusual for the state this early. It seems the big snow usually falls after Christmas, at least that’s my experience, but this December is likely to bring some weather conditions throughout Michigan that could bring lots of the white stuff.
“The conditions of the Great Lakes and the state of the atmosphere over Canada right now suggest bouts of very heavy lake-effect snow are possible early this winter,” MLive explains.
MLive adds that “the first step for heavy lake-effect snow to develop is a large temperature difference between the air temperature at the water surface and the air temperature at 5,000 feet to 10,000 feet up in the atmosphere.”
The Great Lakes have record warm water temperatures right now, which means we could see a very big December lake-effect snow.
So, when it is coming? Soon. And it could bring lake-effect snow across much of the state. According to MLive, we’re looking at a 45 degree F temperature difference this coming Monday (Nov. 22), which is plenty large to bring a heavy lake-effect snow to much of Michigan. Bring it on!