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December rain led to MI rarity: rising winter lake levels

Snowfall at MSU photo
Scott Pohl
Mark Torregrossa of MLive expects the Lansing area to get 8 to 10 inches of heavy, wet snow today and Thursday. As of 11:30 a.m., the snow had just begun to fall on the MSU campus.

Last December’s weather patterns created a winter anomaly in two of the Great Lakes: rising water levels. We learn more and get the latest on midweek snowfall from MLive meteorologist Mark Torregrossa.

Two Great Lakes were part of a winter anomaly recently. With few exceptions, water levels in the Great Lakes go down from December to January. But this year, for only the tenth time in nearly a century, water levels in Lake Michigan and Lake Huron went up.

Michigan residents who are more accustomed to worrisome news of falling lake levels are buoyed by the news.

Current State speaks with meteorologist Mark Torregrossa of MLive and farmerweather.com about Great Lakes water levels and the winter storm that's heading our way.

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