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Five Stage Of A Long Michigan Winter

Well apparently winter has already started in Michigan. I woke up this morning to several inches of snow on the ground and we are barely breaking 30 degrees all week. After last years winter that never ended I am a bit nervous for what is to come. Especially since this weather alert is currently on my phone:

… WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING…

HAZARDOUS WEATHER…

* LAKE EFFECT SNOW WILL BECOME HEAVY AT TIMES BEGINNING LATE MONDAY AFTERNOON. SNOWFALL RATES IN EXCESS OF AN INCH PER HOUR IN THE STRONGER BANDS COULD OCCUR.

* WEST WINDS WILL GUST OVER 25 MPH LEADING TO BLOWING SNOW.

* FALLING TEMPERATURES MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT.

* NEAR ZERO WIND CHILLS BY TUESDAY MORNING.

I think this list helps those of you who aren’t familiar with the joy that is living in Michigan in the winter.

Five Stages of a Michigan Winter:

1. Denial: “Those weather forecasts are never right. Surely we are not going to get 5” of snow this early in the season.

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2. Anger: “I *%&$ hate living in this stupid state with all its #$(% lake effect snow!!!”

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3. Bargaining: “If we get a mild winter I will totally stop complaining about the snow and cold and certainly won’t EVER complain about days when it gets over 80 in the summer.”

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4. Depression: *insert picture of me curled up in bed mumbling something about a happy light and trips to Florida

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5. Acceptance: “All the people I love are in here, I’ve got the fire roaring, sledding and skiing are pretty awesome and it does look like living in a beautiful snow globe.”

Be prepared to go through each stage multiple times a day from November until Feb. If winter hangs on any longer than that expect to hover between stages 2 and 4 sprinkled with a little bit of 1.

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  1. We have plenty of floor and an air mattress in Chattanooga. Just saying! Although today it’s a high of 33 and snowing on the mountains …
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  2. Very true. This five stage is what I usually feels whenever winter hits!
    Ron recently posted…If This Video Is Not Enough To Convince You To Move in Michigan, I Don’t Know What Else Will!My Profile

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