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Handful of Snow Chances This Week

We start off the week today with high temperatures reaching the low to mid-30s under Mostly Cloudy skies. A few flurries are possible during the day with a chance for a brief period of steady light snow between 9pm and 3am this evening into tonight. Accumulations will likely be only measurable in tenths of an inch. The Cloudy theme continues into Tuesday with a high near 35. Wednesday is our best chance for snow as a large storm system passes to our south. The main impacts and big snowfall totals from this system should stay to the south of central MI, but we may pick up a couple of inches. It certainly won’t be anything out of the ordinary for January. Thursday looks dry once again before another chance for snow arrives mainly Friday afternoon. Due to colder temperatures by this time, travel impacts may be noticed a bit more. Yet another system should bring additional light snow by the weekend, especially on Sunday. High temperatures also cool slightly below normal for a change into the 20s with lows in the teens.

Ongoing Michigan Drought

This might be something we think about less frequently this time of year since it is not the growing season, but moderate to severe drought is ongoing across central and eastern portions of the state highlighted in tan and orange. Most of Isabella and Clare counties are abnormally dry, while far eastern portions of the counties are under a moderate drought. Much of Midland and Gratiot counties are under a moderate drought. Over the last 60 days, liquid precipitation (rain and melted snow) is running about 0.8” to 1.0” below normal. Snowfall for January is also running well below normal.

Unseasonably Warm January

Through the first 3 weeks of January, temperatures have been well above normal. Averaging high and low temperatures together between January 1st and 21st, 2023, we will find that the entire lower Peninsula of Michigan is running 8 to 12 degrees warmer than normal. Snow has also been lacking this month. Yes, it has been cloudy and dreary with very little snow, but it certainly has not been cold by any means.

Mt. Pleasant Almanac for This Week:

Almanac Information is a way to look at normal and record high and low temperatures for this time of year. The normal temperatures are based on the 30-year average high and low for that date between 1991 and 2020. For example, if you take the high temperature for every October 24th between 1991 and 2020 and calculate the average of all 30 values, the result would be 56. Therefore, the normal high for today is 56°. Record high and low temperature data goes back to 1895. Sunrise and sunset data is also provided. All information is valid for Mount Pleasant.

January 23rd

Normal High/Low: 29°/15°

Record High: 51° 1967

Record Low: -15° 1948

Sunrise: 8:04AM

Sunset: 5:38PM

January 24th

Normal High/Low: 29°/15°

Record High: 54° 1909

Record Low: -15° 1948

Sunrise: 8:03AM

Sunset: 5:39PM

January 25th

Normal High/Low: 29°/15°

Record High: 52° 1973

Record Low: -20° 1904

Sunrise: 8:03AM

Sunset: 5:41PM

January 26th

Normal High/Low: 29°/15°

Record High: 60° 1950

Record Low: -21° 1959

Sunrise: 8:02AM

Sunset: 5:42PM

January 27th

Normal High/Low: 29°/15°

Record High: 56° 1944

Record Low: -19° 1927

Sunrise: 8:01AM

Sunset: 5:43PM

January 28th

Normal High/Low: 29°/15°

Record High: 53° 2002

Record Low: -25° 1925

Sunrise: 8:00AM

Sunset: 5:45PM

January 29th

Normal High/Low: 29°/15°

Record High: 51° 1932

Record Low: -11° 1899

Sunrise: 7:59AM

Sunset: 5:46PM

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-Weather Forecast by CMU Student Forecaster Isaac Cleland

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