On average, the winter of 2017 has been one of the warmest winters in West Michigan history.  Will the trend continue?  

We had a very average December.  However, Kalamazoo and Battle Creek have seen temps in the 60's in January and near 70 in February.  Average temps in 2017 are 6-12 degrees warmer than our 30 year average.

I found monthly average temps for Kalamazoo and Battle Creek for the Months of December, January and February over the last 30 years at weatherbase.com.  The average monthly temps for this winter came from WUnderground.com.

Kalamazoo Monthly Average   High   Low

December (30 year average):      34.8    22.7
December 2016:                           33       22

January (30 year average):         30.9      18
January 2017:                              36         25

February (30 year average):       34.1      19.8
February 2017:                            46         28

 

Battle Creek Monthly Average   High   Low

December (30 year average):      35.2   19.8
December 2016:                           32       22

January (30 year average):          31.6    15.6
January 2017:                               35        24

February (30 year average):       35.4      17.3
February 2017:                            45         27

Right now it looks March 2017 will be right around the 30 year average for West Michigan with an average High of 45 and Low of 28.

Am I the only one that feels like we skipped winter this year?


 

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