Farmer’s Almanac Predicts Another Mild Michigan Winter for 2016-17
Michigan winters can be quite unbearable, but the Farmers' Almanac is predicting a sequel to the mild winter conditions we saw last winter... but there's some bad news too.
The Farmer's Almanac is a lot like the coveted Sports Almanac from 'Back to the Future II' -- it's awesome and it can tell you the future. While you won't be able to get rich and build an empire betting on weather conditions, you can, however, delight at the prospect of not freezing your ass off between November and February. So you've got that going for you, which is nice.
According to recent long-range predictions from The Old Farmer's Almanac, The Mitten will see slightly above-average temps in August and September. Those two months will lead into a warmer than average winter, with above average precipitation, and below average snowfall. Our transition out of the winter season will likely be quicker as well, since "April and May will be warmer and slightly drier than normal."
It's not all good news though, without the help of El Niño this year, the almanac says that "summer will be slightly cooler and rainier than normal." That may be a relief to those who've complained that this summer has been "unbearably hot and dry," (aka your friends without a/c). If you're not one of the aforementioned 2016 summer haters -- live it up. Next year's warm season will not be so kind.