They might as well just start using the symbol when issuing the CPC outlook and local 7 day forecasts around these parts. Going to be difficult to get any real sustained summertime warmth going with the soils as saturated as they are. Cool summers and warm winters, how nice.
It's funny (not really ofc), I was just thinking on my morning commute how the patterns shift around in seemingly semi-random combinations, and sometimes it pops up boxcars, and sometime snake eyes. I cannot remember a worse overall combination in my adult life than what the past 3 MET seasons have dished out for this region. As posted elsewhere, the winter of 2011-12 was actually more of a winter than this one we just finished and we felt that was horrid at the time. Ofc, today I get to burn my one dry and sunny day on lawn chores in case it's another four days of rain on tap. We've raved about some great patterns we've seen in recent winters, and now it's hard not to rant when we're dealt this hand.
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.."