Winter 2009 to pile it on up front

From the “News you might have been able to write by looking out the window” department comes a report from the Traverse City Record-Eagle that the first part of this winter may pack the biggest punch. They quote meteorologist Keith Berger of the National Weather Service in Gaylord as saying:

“The last couple of years we’ve had a mild start to winter and more snow in the latter half, but it looks like it might switch that this year.

What we’re thinking it’s going to look like is the first part of winter will be a touch on the cooler side with a good amount of snow, maybe slightly above normal. The last half of winter may be more mild, from mid- to late-January through February and March, it may be less snowy and a bit above normal temperatures.”

Photo: Ohhhh Baby it’s cold outside! by jsorbieus

One bright spot is that ski resorts around the state are opening early!

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