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It's Hot, So Expect Snow

Sun, Sep  11, 2005 - By Mike Muha

The Detroit Free Press ran an interesting article on the front page yesterday: "It's Hot, So Expect Snow." The author, Mary Hair, reports that the above normal temperatures we've been experiencing this summer should result in more lake-effect snow than usual in late fall and early winter. The warmer weather means warmer water in the Great Lakes, which translates into more moisture entering the cold air coming down from the north, which means more lake effect snow.

As of Saturday, Detroit has had it's hottest summer on record, with 18 days at 90 degrees or above. The average is 12 days. Average temperature this season compared to historical norms? 74.8 degrees compared to 71.4 degrees.

We can only hope...