Michigan – The unseasonable warm December has left most of the state without snow on the ground and not much in sight.
The two graphics above show the difference in snow depth one year ago today. West Michigan has no snow on ground this year, compared to as much as 6-12 inches last year. Parts of the Upper Peninsula had well over a foot of snow on the ground last year compared to just a trace this year.
Snowfall in Grand Rapids as of December 9 this year is 3. 5 inches, which fell in mid November. The total for Grand Rapids last year on this date was 31.1 inches.
Snowfall in Muskegon as of December 9 this year is 3.9 inches, again all falling in mid November. The total for Muskegon last year on this date was 25. 6 inches.
No snow is expected for the next week to 10 days with temperatures staying above average. Some computer models indicate a change in the overall pattern with colder weather and the chance of snow the week of Christmas.