NEGAUNEE, Mich. (WZMQ) – In early October, the U-P can typically see temperatures around the 40-50 degree range, however, 2023’s fall season has been warmer than most might be accustomed to. Temperatures have been above normal since mid-September, and the first couple of days of October even set new record highs for the Upper Peninsula.
The National Weather Service notes that the wildfires from the north may have shifted the UP’s humidity but had no effect on this season’s odd weather patterns. Meteorologists noted that due to the size of Lake Superior, weather patterns can shift drastically in a matter of days if not hours.
“The one thing I can tell you is that the pattern is gonna change pretty significantly, what we had was a big high-pressure ridge in place in the first part of October and that’s gonna be replaced with a trough, so instead of highs up in the 80s were gonna see highs up in the 40s and 50s,” commented National Weather Service Meteorologist Dan Thompson.
The National Weather Service predicts the middle of October will mark the start of the snowfall.