Weekend SnowJanuary 27th, 2012 at 8:47 pm by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
Friday evening – 8:45 PM. I’m sitting in a Starbucks because the hotel wants $10 a day to connect to the internet. I’m in Orlando, Florida (first time in Florida since 1996). It’s 63 and clear here (after a rather cloudy and damp arrival around 1 PM. I down here with my with my wife, daughter, son-in-law and the two grandkids. Michelle had enough frequent flyer miles so that all 6 of us could fly for $120. We’re going to Disney Sat. and Sun., then back to G.R. late Monday – doing this as cheap as we can. We swam in the outdoor pool this PM, despite the cool day. While it’ll be dry and low 70s here in Orlando…West Michigan will see a shot of snow after midnight, more snow showers later Saturday and Sunday, with a little perhaps light snow to rain on Monday, before we go back to zonal (west to east) flow with the colder air retreating back into Canada and temperatures returning to a little above normal. ALSO: X-class solar flare! The sun was pointed away from Earth, but still – pretty exciting. Check out this link for more: www.spaceweather.com. Here’s links to the current conditions, regional radar, the forecast snowfall off the NAM model (out to 84-hours) and the GFS model (out to 120-hours), the HPC snow forecast, and a surface map. Here’s the local warning/advisory map and the National warning/watch/advisory map. You can checkout the latest Grand Rapids NWS discussion, the Northern Indiana NWS discussion (includes the Michigan Counties that border Indiana), the discussion for Northern Lower Michigan, and Eastern Lower Michigan. Here’s closings, the Spyglass Condos Weather Station the S. Haven GLERL station, the Muskegon GLERL station. Snowfall thru midnight Thurs. night was 1/10th inch in G.R. and 3/10ths inch in Lansing, where it was still snowing at midnight.