Snowball fights and winter outdoor sports could be a thing of the past for the Water-Winter Wonderland.
DETROIT, MICH–A recent study suggests that by the year 2070 the average winter high temperatures in Michigan could reach 35.5 degrees Fahrenheit, and 40.5 degrees Fahrenheit by the year 2120.
As of 2021, the average winter high temperature has reached 30.5 degrees Fahrenheit. Hop into the DeLorean to the year 1970, you will experience average winter temperatures at 25.5 degrees Fahrenheit in Michigan. That’s 5 degrees lower than the current average for high winter temperatures.
At this rate, by the year 2170, the average winter high temperature in Michigan could be 45.5 degrees Fahrenheit. Snow cannot form on the ground if the ground temperature is at least 41 degrees Fahrenheit.