TV5 Meteorologist: How 'average' is our winter so far? - WNEM TV 5

TV5 Meteorologist: How 'average' is our winter so far?

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SAGINAW, MI (WNEM) -

How "Average" is our winter so far?

The past couple of winters had a relatively slow start, but this winter, most of Mid-Michigan hasn't seen a shortage of snow.

Last year, every month received below average snowfall, with the exception of February. That month of snow was enough for MBS to catch up and end the season with 2.0" above average, but FNT still ended the season at 3.6" below average.

Our Jan. 4-5 snowstorm has put most of Mid-Michigan well above average with snow totals. Since Oct. 1, MBS has received 30.5", and FNT has gotten 38.9."

Average snow up to this point in the season is 17.5" for MBS, and 19.8" for FNT. This means that MBS is 13" above the average so far this season, and FNT is 19.1" above the average.

An exception is Houghton Lake. The average snow at this point in the season is 31.4", but only 26.8" has been recorded at the airport.

During the past few years, we've had February snowstorms that bring us quite a bit of snow, so there is plenty of time left this season for more winter weather.

It's not just snow that we've seen this season. After a bitterly cold week, we saw higher than average temperatures rush in over the weekend, meaning our precip has been in the form of rain.

Since Friday afternoon, MBS has recorded .55" of rain. At FNT, .46" has been recorded, and HTL came in at .47".

After today, temperatures will drop below freezing for about the next week. Expect it to feel a lot less mild, and much more like winter.

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