Mother Nature reminds Ann Arbor area that it's still winter
Friday night's snowfall - and the fact that the accumulation is lasting into Saturday - gave Washtenaw County a reminder that our mild winter can still shift into a more typical seasonal weather pattern.
Overnight snow totals ranged from 2 to 3 inches across the county, with the higher end of the total reported on the east end, including Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti.
The conditions resulted in road conditions that left public safety officials urging driver caution. Local police departments, including Ann Arbor and Pittsfield Township, reported a number of minor crashes on roads.
Initial reports from the rest of the county indicate that slippery conditions persisted throughout Saturday morning, with more minor crashes reported - particularly on M-14 and US-23.
The temperature was reported at 10 degrees at 11 a.m., with a wind chill of -6 degrees. The high could reach 22.
The normal high for February 11 is 30, while the normal low is 15. The record low is -13, set just one year ago.
Meanwhile, snow flurries could return late Saturday. Sunday should be warmer, with a high of 27, but wind chills will stay below 0.