It’s been so frigging warm lately the NWS had to issue a freeze warning...in late March.
I’ve never seen a freeze of any magnitude damage native plants but my guess is people are planting tropical s**t everywhere now, so they’re SOL.
As of yesterday the AWSSI point value for Grand Rapids was 586 GR is on the border of mild/moderate winter for this season. So far this winter season has been 135 days long. Lansing is at 433 points and is will within the mild winter range. The winter there is 124 days long so far. At Muskegon the point value is 443 and so far winter is 127 days long. To the east where all the locations also have a mild winter Flint has 456 points, Saginaw 490 and Detroit is at just 390 points. This has been a rather long but very mild winter.
For KC peeps, I'm attaching a spreadsheet with KC's snow history by month from 1888 to the present. Makes it easier to rank the years, figure out averages during various periods and so on.