Temperature, snow, and ice is anything but straightforward.
We have this fun little thing called the Lake Effect. As cold Arctic winds whip over the Great Lakes (which we’re surrounded by) they suck up moisture, and voila – we get dumped on in a ‘snowfall-on-steroids’ sort of way. The quantity of snow that we can get in one storm gets ridiculous.
And ice is bad enough. But we have black ice. It’s not really black, but basically invisible. It’s like ice with superpowers, and it’s mission is to mess with you. You can’t see it until your car is already skidding out and doughnut-ing (and not doughnut-ing in a fun way).
Welcome to Michigan.