I do know there's a natural curiosity about when the first freeze and the first snowfall will occur in this part of Michigan. Skiing enthusiasts, of course, want to know, and plenty of people love this month leading into Thanksgiving and then to the Christmas holidays. But predicting an exact date is a bit folly. In some ways, I'm surprised the betting apps are taking wagers on this stuff.
It's not a retirement. It's more a passing of the torch, as WOOD-TV8 announced Portage native Ellen Bacca has been appointed Chief Meteorologist at the station, and long-time weather forecaster Bill Steffen is assuming a new title as Chief Meteorologist Emeritus, while cutting back his workload.
Did you walk outside this morning and think to yourself, "It's a little chilly"? If you did, that's because it is unseasonably cold, even for Michigan! Michigan is chalking up the coldest temperatures in the country right now.