(WJBK) - It's December and people keep asking me, "where's all the snow, Derek?" Pump the brakes, people, it'll come - but not before a blast of cold air.
This year in November we received 0.1" of snow … so practically nothing. This is less than the average 1.4" we typically see, but really isn't abnormal.
November is very hit or miss. You may remember last year when we had a big snowstorm right before Thanksgiving and got 6-10" of snow. So, it can go one way or the other. In fact, this November was the fifth warmest November of all time!
But many people are reminding me, "Derek, you said it was going to be a snowier and colder Winter this year!" This is true, but the majority of our snow isn't expected until January and February.
December's big headline was expected to be the cold temps and not an overabundance of snow … and that still looks true.
As we head into the second week of December, a blast of cold air will move down from Canada and impact almost all of the US. High temps will fall from the middle 40s into the lower 30s, and lows could plummet into the teens. It looks like this cold air will hang around for at least 10 days before we rebound a bit.
As for the snow? Well, I still don't see a TON in December but there are a few days which could provide us with some (December 8 has the chance for a little accumulation if everything works out).
And, for those wishing for a white Christmas, your odds are historically at 47 percent - but we'll get into that more next week.