A much less harsh winter?
This is the 2014-2015 winter weather forecast local snow lovers have been waiting for from John Dee. John is a weatherman who does private forecasts for commercial interests from his home in the Keweenaw Peninsula in the U.P. After working in the corporate world for several years, he moved from Chicago to live where he dreamed to be. An avid snowmobiler, John LOVES snow.
He has maintained a very popular website that journals his life as well as providing weather forecasts. Snowmobilers find this a very helpful site from everything from help in planning a trip to buying a snowmobile.
While not a believer in long term prognostications, he does venture to give a snapshot of what he believes weather trends might be for the up coming season. This year he is not seeing what others have been citing as a more bitter winter than last year.
"Those types of weather anomalies on a seasonal scale only happen every 15-20 years or more," says Dee.
That being said, here is his outlook taken from his page:
"REGION 1 – The Northwest Midwest: After one of the coldest winters on record for many areas, coupled with above average snowfall and an extremely long that-free period, this winter looks to try and even out the score for this region. Keep in mind that even the most poor winters (which is not what I am saying we are in for) there is typically periods where the conditions for snow-play are excellent. So this winter will likely provide some excellent snow-play periods, but some closer attention to the weather and current conditions may need to be had.
As is almost always the case, the lake snow belts will be least affected by any lack of snowfall and milder temps, but will also not be immune. It is most likely going to be a scenario where the further north you go the better chances you will have for snow to play in."
Be sure to visit his website: www.johndee.com.There is a lot of great snow information and a very enjoyable log of his life and adventures. Sign up to be a part of the the discussion page for real time snow conditions throughout the snowbelt and so much more!
This is a picture of the Dee Clan; John and his beautiful wife,Nora, their darling daughter, Grace and their pooches Huck and Millie