‘This is not a one-off year’: U-M climate expert says more Michigan ice storms likely as warming trend continues

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Winter in Southeast Michigan has been relatively quiet this year — until a historic ice storm pommeled the area and knocked out power to more than 600,000 homes and businesses.

Officials are calling it one of the worst winter storms to hit the area in over a decade, but is extreme weather becoming less of an anomaly and more of the norm?

Richard Rood, a professor of climate and space sciences and engineering at the University of Michigan College of Engineering, says yes — and what we’re now is only likely to get worse.

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