Snow and Slick RoadsFebruary 10th, 2012 at 1:33 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
10:20 PM - Snow will wind down in inland areas. You can see the lake-effect band coming down the length of the lake into Northern Indiana. Flash Freeze across the area during the afternoon and evening. Roads got very icy very quickly as the cold air pushed in. Dozens of slide-offs were reported. Muskegon dropped 10 degrees in one hour, Lansing and Holland dipped 9 degrees in an hour. The most snow so far is 6.6″ in East Grand Rapids. A Winter Weather Advisory will be in effect into Saturday morning for the lakeshore counties. Heavier snow is possible at the south end of Lake Michigan in NW Indiana. Snow showers are possible Saturday with another round of light snow Monday night into Tuesday. No big storms, but the ground will be white again. I was the emcee for Match Counts at GVSU downtown this morning. Snow measurements in comments are always welcome as well as your reports on road conditions. 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.