Winter is still in full swing, and we have frigid weather ahead of us. But let's recap the season so far.
Many of us are on track to have a top 10 coldest winter. At MBS, the average temperature of our 2013-2014 winter so far is 18.6 degrees. This puts the Tri-Cities at #9 for the coldest winters on record.
At FNT, the average temperature so far this winter is 19.5 degrees, which puts the Flint area at spot number 6 for the coldest winters on record.
In terms of below zero days, both MBS and FNT are well above the average of approximately 7 below zero days for the season. MBS has recorded 13 so far, and FNT has recorded 21! We will only add to those numbers over the next several days.
For the snowy side of winter, both MBS and FNT have already surpassed the seasonal average for snow.
The average snowfall for an entire winter at MBS is 45.5 inches. There has already been 52.4 inches recorded as of Feb. 26. Right now, MBS is in 24th place for the snowiest winter on record.
FNT has recorded much more snow. The seasonal average is 47.4 inches, but 72.3 inches has been recorded so far this winter! The Flint area is currently in spot #9 for the snowiest winter on record.
Our frigid Michigan winter continues this week, with record breaking cold expected tonight. As temperatures around Mid-Michigan fall to 10 degrees below zero and colder tonight, we will easily smash a few record low temps.
Even though the wind will stay on the lighter side tonight, it will be just enough to make wind chill values -15 to -25 degrees. Wind chill advisories are in effect for ALL of Mid-Michigan through tomorrow morning.
Counties north of the Tri-Cities will keep the wind chill advisory in effect through tomorrow afternoon.
Average high temperatures this time of the year are in the mid-30s. We will remain below average for the next week, with a few nights even dipping below zero.
We'll even add some scattered snow to the mix over the next couple of days.
As always, check on your family, friends, and furry friends this winter! Stay warm as you go out and about.
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Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:11 AM EDT2014-07-29 14:11:15 GMT
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