Michigan looks like winter wonderland in October as snow sweeps in


Temperatures tumbled as a preview of winter weather began moving in Friday into Saturday, leaving some areas like Houghton, Michigan, home to Michigan Technological University and located in the Upper Peninsula of the state, looking like a winter wonderland — and forecasters say that snow could fall across several states into Sunday.

After residents of many cities in the north-central United States basked in temperatures well above normal to start the month, a snap back to reality occurred on Thursday. In many locations, temperatures were 10 to 15 degrees lower as compared to Wednesday. This meant temperatures went from near normal to well below normal.

The cold air laid the groundworks for some wintry precipitation that may be making some scratch their heads and wonder what season it is anyway. An area of low pressure ushered rain and snow showers into parts of the north-central U.S. on Friday. By Friday night, as colder air plunged southward, the rain once again mixed with and changed to snow across more of the region....(Read more)

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