“For $l,000, this material is brown, loamy and turns green with sunlight.”
“What is the ground, Alex.”
According to the National Weather Service, it’s been 41 days since anyone has seen the ground in the southeastern Michigan area. And it looks like continued cold is going to keep it that way for a while longer.
“We’re looking at a high of 17 degrees on Monday with a night-time low of minus 2 degrees,” said meteorologist Rachel Kulik. “The normal high for this date is 34 with a low of 20, so we are quite a bit below normal right now.”
Monday’s weather is expected to bring in light snow but no real accumulation. The highs and lows for Tuesday are expected to be 15 and minus 5 degrees.
The metro area should easily move in to fifth place for number of days of snow cover, which was 45 days set in February 1984. The all-time record is 74 days set in March 1978.
Since Dec. 1, the metro area has received 70.8 inches of snow, making it the fifth snowiest winter on record. The normal amount of snow for an entire meteorological winter (December through February) is about 42 inches.
The all-time snow record is 93. 6 inches set during the winter of 1880-81.