Crossing into severe drought territory here for sure. If there's one thing the La Niña type weather delivered it was this. If we can get the QBO to cycle this time around the way it's supposed to, good chance at a warmer than avg spring fading into a cooler than average summer with more precip in places that need it.
That'd be good for sure. While I'd be fine with the early warmth of 2012, I cringe at the thought of your conditions projecting northeast into MI like what I experienced in '88. Neither of those were fun, but '88 was longer and more consistently hot (days of 90+ for up here) than five yrs ago. 2012 was about a month shorter and started to break-down by July. In August things were already back to green and moist. I'd say '88 was 2.5 mos vs '12 at 1.5 mos in duration. I hate drought tbh - worst climo by far!
Winter 2017-18 Snow Total = 63.1" Oct: 0.0 Nov: 0.0 Dec: 24.2 Jan: 14.5 Feb: 19.7 Mar: 4.7 Apr: 0.0 (annual avg for mby = ~49.9", avg for last 10 seasons = 67.4" ) 135% of normal-what a stretch it's been!!
Winter 2016-17 Snow Total = 52"
Winter 2015-16 Snow Total = 57.4"
Winter 2014-15 Snow Total = 55.3"
Winter 2013-14 Snow Total = 100.6" (coldest & snowiest in the modern record!)
Winter 2012-13 Snow Total = 47.2"
Winter 2011-12 Snow Total = 43.7"
Notable Blizzards/Snowstorms in SWMI: Nov 2015, Feb 2015, Jan 2014, Feb 2011, Dec 2000, Jan 1999, Mar 1998, Jan 1982, Jan 1979, Jan 1978, Jan 1977, March 1973, Jan 1967, March 1947, Jan 1918
"Long range winter forecasting - it's like tossing darts in a hurricane.." "In my day, they didn't name 'em, they just called 'em blizzards! *Shakes fist in air and ambles away mumbling to himself" “and to think kids nowadays get day's off school because the wind blew. I think in '78 we only got 1 day off” "..It's the U.P. where there are two seasons. Winter, and three months of bad skiing.."