Warm Weather Records Set in December
After breaking some records for warmth Saturday, the Detroit area did the same Sunday when 61 degrees was recorded about 1 p.m. at Detroit Metropolitan Airport. That tops the record 60 degrees for Dec. 13 that was set in 1881.
The unseasonably warm temperatures partly are due to warm, moist air moving northwest from the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Mexico and the warming El Nino weather system.
Even Traverse City in northern Michigan was expected to reach the mid 50's. Most ski hills in Michigan's Upper Peninsula are closed because of the higher than normal temperatures. Here's more from the Lansing State Journal.