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Holland, Michigan to Burlington, Vermont

A trip that takes us through Canada! And oh, will it snow. It’s a 2 day trip that covers 776 miles, many of them Canadian. I hope the whole “kilometers” thing doesn’t throw me. Or even the “kilometres”. Our pace will be at a very slow 52.9mph, meaning we are assured only 423 miles, and probably a night in Ontario.

We are going to be chasing some snow through the entire day on Saturday. The best chances for some flurries will be east of Ann Arbor into Detroit. By the time we exit the Windsor Tunnel in Canada, we can expect more overcast. There will certainly be flurries on the back edge of this low, but nothing that will really slow down traffic through the wide expanse of Canada. If we encounter any issues in Toronto, it won’t have anything to do with the weather. We can expect to spend New Years Eve in Bowmanville, Ontario. I understand their celebration has to be seen to be believed.

There is but another wave moving through the Northern Plains, preparing to engage the Great Lakes. We will be forced to deal with some snow showers in our rearview for most of the day. Don’t be surprised if the snow, likely mixed with rain, really picks up when we make a southerly turn in Vermont on the eastern shore of Lake Champlain. A little lake effect, a little bluster associated with the advancing front, and this last half hour-hour in the car will be the nastiest of the trip, I suspect. Even then, it won’t be so bad, if you can handle driving on wet roads.

Holland, Michigan

Our final all-2011 forecast! How will the year close out for those in Michigan? Let’s find out!

At 11:53pm EST, the temperature in Holland, MI was 38 degrees under overcast skies. An area of low pressure shifting through the Central US will make its’ way from IA through Northern IL and through the Ohio Valley. Precip will be shifting into the area Friday afternoon as some rain showers, but with colder air being pulled in over the Great Lakes, it’s expected to change over to snow showers by late evening. This activity will persist into the overnight hours and trail off during the early morning hours on Saturday, otherwise known as New Years Eve! Most of the daylight hours are expected to be dry and pleasant as a lull between systems shifts over Michigan, so that last second liquor-store trip should be precip-free. Another, stronger low pressure system with accompanying cold front will blow through early Sunday morning, welcoming in 2012 with some more snow showers and gusty winds, but should be after midnight. Enjoy the final days of 2011 fellow readers, may the weather be enjoyable, company be plentiful, and of course, celebrate responsibly!

VW: Friday: Afternoon rain showers changing over to snow by evening. High 42, Low 34.
Saturday: Morning snow showers taper off by daybreak. High 43, Low 30.

NWS: Friday: Rain/snow showers developing during afternoon. High 39, Low 32.
Saturday: Morning rain/snow showers, Snow showers developing late once again. High 42, Low 31.

AW: Friday: Breezy with rain/snow showers. High 41, Low 33.
Saturday: Breezy with partly sunny skies. High 43, Low 29.

TWC: Friday: Rain/snow showers. High 40, Low 33.
Saturday: Morning snow showers, then dry. High 42, Low 35.

WB: Friday: Rain/snow showers. High 40, Low 34.
Saturday: Mostly cloudy. High 42, Low 31.

Here we see the suspect system churning its way through Iowa, Illinois, and Missouri. Soon it’ll be rolling into Indiana and Michigan, so beware residents of Holland!