Why this winter was darker, gloomier than usual in Metro Detroit

PORT HURON, Mich. – I’m a Great Lakes lover and so for the past few weeks, I’ve been saying to anyone who would listen that I’m unnerved by the lack of ice on Lake Huron.

I can remember many winters where I actually watched the flash-point, or the freeze-point where the water slowed, heavy with cold and ice and suddenly in mid-ripple or mid-wave, it just froze.

But this year, there was open water as far as the eye could see. And so I did a bit of research to better understand what I was seeing.

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About the Author:

Paula Tutman is an Emmy award-winning journalist who came to Local 4 in 1992. She's a Peace Corps alum who spent her early childhood living in Sierra Leone, West Africa and Tanzania and East Africa.