Next SnowfallNovember 12th, 2011 at 3:08 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
Snowman near Martin from Travis Ulberg. Sunday AM update….warm night, holding up in the 50s with a strong south wind. There still could be a few light showers later on this Sunday. Looks like snow showers in the Weds./Thurs. time period as some chilly air comes across Lake Michigan. The models aren’t printing out much of anything, but with cold air (-9.8C on the European and -10C on the GFS at 850 mb – a little less than a mile above ground) and a Lake Michigan water temperature of 47, it looks like at least snow showers, despite the relatively dry air. Weds. and Thurs. should be chilly days. The European takes the temperature in Grand Rapids to 26 Thursday night. That may be a few degrees too cool with a wind off the lake and probably clouds, but it’ll be cold enough for slick spots on the roads if we get snow showers. ALSO – temperature roller coaster in Muskegon Friday night. The temperature at the Muskegon Airport slowly rose from 40 to 46 from 7 PM to 11 PM. They had a SW wind off the 47-degree water of the lake. Then at Midnight, they are 35 degrees (down 11 degrees) with a SE wind. At 1 AM it was back to 46 (up 11 degrees) with a SW wind. What else…it was cool in Florida on Friday…highs of 67 at Orlando and only 63 at Daytona Beach. Also a record 7.5″ of snow at Kotzebue, Alaska, with 20″ on the ground at McGrath. Arctic Village AK was down to -27F. Parts of Siberia continue to be unseasonably cold. Oymyakon has had low temperatures between -37 and -45 for two weeks straight! The cold air from Alaska and NW Canada will sink south. It’s going to get chilly north of a line from northern California to western N. Dakota. It’s still not winter here in Michigan…brief cool spells is all I see in the next 10 days (that’s relative to average). Enjoy the weekend…mid 50s with some sun on Saturday and upper 50s to near 60 and windy on Sunday with a chance of a brief light shower.