Michigan is going to have an interesting winter with most of the snow coming from either a weak El Nino or an active Southern Jet or both. We at liveweatherblogs think the southern Jet stream could be the key to a few very big snowstorms this winter. The jet may be too far south of Michigan so for now near to even below normal snowfall may occur.
The timing is key this entire winter with the cold outbreaks and additional moisture from the south that could bring 1-2 big snowstorms (over 8") along with a few small to moderate events.
The set-up above would make for a cold but in certain places a lower than normal snowfall for winter. So combining the two jets is where we need to be come this winter. El Nino or La Nina? Not sure where we want to put that just yet with most of of the models leaning down the middle or weak El Nino.
Take a look at the chart below and see a slight trend to the El Nino side so yeah it's early in the game but things will change for sure.