It's winter, but where's the snow? - WFXG FOX 54 - News Now

It's winter, but where's the snow?

Meteorologist Lauren Fahrenkrug Meteorologist Lauren Fahrenkrug
This dog caught frolicking in the snow last year isn't having such luck this year. This dog caught frolicking in the snow last year isn't having such luck this year.
SAGINAW, MI (WNEM) -

It's been a slow start to winter here in Mid-Michigan, with only a few rounds of snow.

By mid-January, we would normally expect to have received around 18" to 22" of snow. However, Saginaw has only received 10.6" and only 12.1" has fallen in Flint.

This is the least amount of snow we have recorded by mid-January in the past five years.

Last year seemed to have a slow start, but not this slow. By this point in 2012, Saginaw had received 19", while Flint had received 13.5". Saginaw then went on to get almost 45" for the 2011-2012 season, which is fairly average. Flint, however, wasn't ever able to catch up and fell short of the seasonal average by more than a foot.

There is a positive for the snow enthusiasts. February is typically one of the snowier winter months, so we still have time to increase our snow total. In fact, if we go back two seasons to the winter of 2010-2011, snowfall had been average by mid January. By the end of February, both Saginaw and Flint added more than 40" to the season's snowfall total. That season went in the record books as the fifth-snowiest winter in Saginaw, and the ninth-snowiest in Flint.

Heading back another year to the winter of 2009-2010, February was also the snowiest month. The season snow totals were an average 45" for both Saginaw and Flint.

With colder air returning at the end of this weekend, it will start to feel like January again. The First Warn 5 weather team is keeping an eye out for the next storm system that will bring us snow.

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