The NOAA radar feed for the Great Lakes region has an interesting feel to it today. You can see the storm that closed schools in the Lexington and Columbus areas (locales of FB friends) heading off to the east, and also see lake effect snow, as clouds shoot off of Lake Michigan onto the western side of the Lower Peninsula.
Not much at Midland's latitude, however. There seems to be a gap between a southern snow-band (Muskegon to Benton Harbor) and a northern snow band (Traverse City to Petosky) that leaves the US-10 corridor largely untouched.
We've got temperatures well below normal for mid-November, the beginnings of what may well be another very cold winter. Here, at least, climate change is changing in the cold direction with "polar vortex" becoming part of the lexicon. It doesn't disprove global warming worries, but it sure doesn't help proving them.
I'm having to gear up for a trip into the teeth of the Great Plains going out to Colorado to visit my in-laws over Christmas. This is the first full winter Eileen's folks have spent out there, and all those snow gates on the highways in Nebraska and Colorado might actually come into play rather than being a quaint conversation piece as we bop along in the spring and summer.
It's only 24 in Midland as we go to press, but it feels a lot colder, almost as cold as the political climate in Washington.