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Talk About Town: What are Your Winter Weather Predictions?

We've had a warm spring, hot summer and cool fall, does this mean we can expect a cold and snowy winter? Share your winter weather predictions.

The early predictions on what we can expect this winter have been mixed. One source says to expect a cold and snowy winter, while another states we could have another mild winter.

According to the Farmers' Almanac, the Great Lakes region should be snowier and colder than average this winter. The Almanac predicts the region will get its first snow on Nov. 8, and that a snow storm bringing more than eight inches of snow will hit sometime between Jan. 20-23.

A recent article published in the Detroit Free Press, however, states winter this year might be similar to last year's.

The article states that meteorologists with the National Weather Service in White Lake are tracking El Nino conditions. If there is an El Nino this winter, conditions in Michigan will likely be drier and warmer than most average winters.

Patch wants to know:

With the extreme temperatures we've seen in the area, and the cool fall we've experienced so far, what are your predictions for the upcoming winter? Will things be wet and cold, or dry and warm?

Brooke Tajer September 26, 2012 at 02:23 PM
Winter is my favorite season, and I'm married to an avid snowboarder, so I am hoping for a good winter with decent temperatures and a fair amount of snow. That said, I hope we don't get either of the extremes (warm and dry, or wet and frigid). What do you think?
Brian Tajer September 27, 2012 at 01:30 PM
Snow and lots of it, I refuse to believe it could be as bad as last winter.

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