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Sunday evening, the forecast for Monday was calling for 3" to 5" starting early in the morning. I didn't believe we'd get more than a dusting. By the time I went to bed the advisory was updated to about 6.5" on the upper end with 20" possible in parts of Sanilac and St. Clair counties to the northeast of us. By 9:00 a.m. on Monday morning we probably already had 3" and it just started coming down even heavier. We ended with about 9" at our house. I was really surprised that we got that much.
Nearly all the schools in Metro Detroit are closed today. The main roads and those in our neighborhood were fine but I went for a run this morning and the residential roads in our downtown and around my daughter's school hadn't been touched by a plow yet.
Yesterday also marked the first time in about 8 or 9 years that I didn't get up on the rough on Veterans Day to put up the Christmas lights. It was just way too slick to attempt that. I did get the garage cleaned up quite a bit though. It's supposed to be in the mid 40s next week so I might take a day off to get those lights up.