Snow TotalsApril 6th, 2009 at 6:30 pm by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Inside WOOD TV8, Uncategorized, Weather
<–click the radar to enlarge. 12:01 AM Monday: Few lingering flurries today. 70,000 were without power in southern Michigan due to the heavy snow bringing down power lines – as of this evening that’s down to 18,000 . Snow totals from SE Michigan (8.7″ White Lake at the NWS office, 7″ Elba, 6.5″ Oxford, 7.2″ Detroit, 4″ Flint, 4.7″ Ann Arbor), Up to 9″ fell in Hillsdale County. SW Michigan (7.5″ nr. Jackson, 6″ Mason in Ingham Co., 5″ Battle Creek, Lansing & Bellevue, 3.8″ Kalamazoo – now at 103.9″ for the season, 2.5″ Hastings and Lawton). Here’s a storm summary from GRR NWS. Just a trace of snow in Grand Rapids. This storm produced 13″ of snow at Rapid City, SD – 16″ at Cody, NE – and 10″ at Conrad Iowa. This was a very close call on a very major snowstorm. More than a dozen places in northern and central Indiana had over 2″ of rain. If it were a few degrees colder, that could have been a record snowstorm! The Chicago area has had up to 3.7″ of snow. We also have Gale Warnings for Lake Michigan. Here’s the National Hazards Map. Click for: Current Michigan Observations, Latest GRR Discussion, Great Lakes Radar Loop, NAM model snowfall forecast (heavy snow band now from Coldwater to Pontiac – heaviest snow misses most of our area, GFS model snowfall forecast. It gives us temps. only in the mid 30′s Tuesday – then partly sunny and mid-upper 40′s Weds./upper 40′s on Thursday. Clouds and maybe a light rainshower on Friday (best bet is rain stays south)…partly sunny Saturday…clouds move in on Easter Sunday PM with rain perhaps on Monday the 13th. Easter week still looks slightly cooler than average. When was the last time a snowstorm went southeast of Grand Rapids in April! Unrelated: 207 dead in Italian Earthquake.