Local Forecast Discussion
Forecast for Thursday, February 26.
A mid level trough will pass through the region on Thursday, coupled with some mid level moisture. This couple, in combination with a low pressure system passing to the south of Michigan will bring some more activity to our region compared to a very clear day on Wednesday. Expect mostly cloudy skies and some snow flurries early on in the day. Temperatures will once again be very cold with highs only reaching into the low teens and lows during the night reaching all the way down toward -10 degrees Fahrenheit. Behind this low pressure system, high pressure will build into the region, bringing some clearer skies for the start of Spring Break.
Stay warm (or go somewhere warm for break), stay classy, and Go Harbaugh!!
Meteorologist Scott Loeffler
At the Ann Arbor Airport
|Dew Point:||-3°F (-19°C)|
|Relative Humidity:||73 %|
|Mean Sea Level Pressure:||1034 mb|
|Wind Speed:||3 mph (2 m/s)|
|Observation taken at 150306/0200 (UTC)|
Selected Cities Forecast
- Normal High:
- Normal Low:
- Record High:
- 66°F (1944)
- Record Low:
- -4°F (1963)
After a relatively mild start to the Winter, the season finally took hold of Michigan during the month of January. Both the mean maximum and minimum temperatures were several degrees below normal for the month. The observed mean maximum temperature for the month was 28.2F, while the climatological average for the month is 31.2F. The observed mean minimum temperature for the month was 14.6F, while the climatological average is 17.9F. The total snowfall for the month was fairly close to the climatological average, with an observed snowfall of 15.6 inches (Average: 16.4 inches), with the heaviest of the snow falling during the 24 hours ending 6pm on January 9th.
The Climate Prediction Center has suggested that there is no clear trend expected for February, though the best chance is for a slighly below normal month, temperature-wise. After seeing slightly below average water temperatures in the eastern equatorial Pacific for all of 2013 and early 2014, the end of 2014/early 2015 has seen slightly above average water temperatures in this same region, with the observed water temperatures around 0.7C above average for the months of November through January. These conditions are expected to extend into the Spring.