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Ag. Weather Outlook 2-07-2014

by Tim Abramowski

About three-inches of snow over the weekend made this the snowiest season in the past 16 years at one local site.  The season’s total as compiled at Western Michigan University is at 104.6 inches which eclipses a previous record set five years ago.  We’ve got a couple of weeks of winter left on the calendar.  Of course, the way things are going this year – who knows how many may really lurk?  We could add a couple of more inches to our snow total this week.  Then there’s a system due in on Saturday that could turn out to produce a few snow showers following an end of the week warm up well into the 30s.  Aside from a record total seasonal snow accumulation – there are other records being set.  The 20-inches on the ground this past weekend obliterated the previous 12-inch record for March first.  At the WMU site we’re over 85 days and counting with at least an inch of snow on the ground…58 days with at least a foot of snow Also, we’re seeing January and February snow depth records…  That’s one spot’s measurement of what it has been like after the flakes started falling months ago.  If looking at the forecast still doesn’t say ‘spring’s not far away’ to you – you might just want observe Fat Tuesday by hunkering down and saying ‘pass the paczki’s.’

Rick Shields