Winter Storm Warning!

March 1st, 2012 at 10:16 pm by under Bill's Blog, Weather

  7:25 PM -  Heaviest snow in SE Wisconsin pulling NE.  The heaviest snow in Mich. may be north of Oceana Co. ( GRR says we may need a Winter Weather Advisory when the snow along the cold front moves through the area tomorrow).   A Winter Storm Warning has been issued for Muskegon Co. from 7 PM today to 1 PM Friday for 2-5″ of snow, for Oceana Co. for 5-8″ of snow and for Mason, Lake, Osceola and Clare Counties north to the U.P. for 6-10″ of new snow.  We also have a Winter Weather Advisory for Mecosta and Isabella Counties.  AND all of us are under a High Wind Warning for tonight and tomorrow morning for wind gusts up to 60 mph.    Wind gusts of 40-60 mph will cause some drifting, despite the heavy snow.  Road conditions will deteriorate rapidly during the evening and travel will be difficult in these areas from Friday night thru midday Saturday.    Here’s HPC’s forecast percentages for 4″ of snow, 8″ of snow and 12″ of snow.   There’s a Winter Storm Warning across the lake for eastern Wisconsin for up to 8″ of new snow.  This may be the last cold weekend and with cool air and fresh snow, this’ll be a good weekend to hit your favorite ski/tubing/snowmobile/snowboarding area – skating at Rosa Park, etc.  There’s already a lot of snow on the ground up north.  The least amount of snow on the ground in the U.P. is 11 inches near Escanaba.  Marquette NWS has 30″ on the ground.  Also 30″ of snow cover at Twin Lakes and Mohawk.  Watersmeet has 31″ on the ground, with 24 at Grand Marais, 23″ at Munising and 15″ at Newberry.  In Lower Michigan, the Houghton Lake Airport had 20″ on the ground, with 18″ at Gaylord, 24″ at Kalkaska and 13″ at Alpena.       The 00Z European keeps us chilly Friday night thru early Tuesday.  It gives G.R. a high of 60 next Weds.  Rain and cooler Weds. night and Thurs.

367 Responses to “Winter Storm Warning!”

  1. Stephen says:

    Debris ball Huge tornado rolling over Southern Indiana.

  2. Stephen says:

    A town took a direct hit in Kentucky storm chasers are calling it devastating damage.

  3. Wow – Henryville High School has heavy damage there it says. I think they still had students there! Prayers!

    1. Deb (Ludington) says:

      They did
      lets pray!

  4. DF (SE Mich) says:

    Downpouring in A2 at 42°.

    1. Travis (Oxford, MI) says:

      Any thunder there, DF? Looks like the storms are close to you…

      1. DF (SE Mich) says:

        Not yet.

  5. Nathan (GR) says:

    High winds with severe thunderstorm near the border and a winter storm north of Muskegon! This is great!

    1. Nathan (GR) says:

      The snow may fall north of big rapids to Mukegon. Maybe way up in Ludington! I don’t expect Muskegon to get any more than three or so inches, with eight inches for Ludington!

  6. Matt(Grand Haven) says:

    Thundershowers developing over the lake and in northern Illinois!

  7. INDY says:

    ohhhhhh dry slot for West Michigan GET READY FOR SNOW!!! INDYY

    1. Stephen says:

      Dry slot to the east of GR Indy the Low obviously rotates.

  8. They just named another high school also with heavy damage. So scary for parents.

  9. Currently in DeWitt, Michigan – Grey, pouring rain for past half hour about 43 degrees here at City Hall.

  10. INDY says:

    Way to cold for severe weather in Michigan today!! INDYY

  11. INDY says:

    35* out at the YARDofBRICKS time for snow to fall out of the clouds with winds could be a slick night on area roads better turn the heat up!! INDYY

    1. Swatz_Zoo(Cedar Springs) says:

      I doubt I’ll drive to battle creek tomorrow for the skywarn, all depends.

  12. Deb says:

    Weather.com just lowered the snow for Manistee from 10-15 inches to 8-12 inches, still pretty bad but hope it all falls over night and clears out by about noon tomorrow. I hate driving up there in heavy snow.

  13. Swatz_Zoo(Cedar Springs) says:

    My cousin emailed me and said it was just a quick downpour, no wind, no hail or anything, so that doesn’t sound to me like there was a tornado warning like you stated Travis or was it Tyler? I can scroll back while replying. But I told her that wasn’t the round of storms she will have to worry about.

    1. DF (SE Mich) says:

      I have no idea if there was a tornado warning or not but warnings are issued for large swaths of land. All these videos you are seeing today of tornadoes the chasers are within a couple miles under a tornado warning yet not even a drop of rain where they are.

    2. Stephen says:

      Tornado warning was 10 miles north of it that town was NEVER in a tornado warning Travis just giving false info again.

        1. Swatz_Zoo(Cedar Springs) says:

          Well I didn’t appreciate that then, don’t post something like that when people here have friends/family they are worried about.

    3. DF (SE Mich) says:

      Good example of tornado in Indiana today.
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOFQEcudWNQ

    4. DF (SE Mich) says:

      Tornado Watch canceled for Indianapolis which should be good news.

      1. Swatz_Zoo(Cedar Springs) says:

        That is, so I take it then that was the worst of the storms or are more suppose to fire up later this evening?

        1. DF (SE Mich) says:

          No they are past already, moving fast.

  14. Ryan (Plainfield Twp.) says:

    I should be shocked that there isn’t even a WWA for Kent, Ottawa, and Allegan, but the NWS has been so brutal with their forecasting the last 2 winters that I can never be surprised. If GR is really going to get 2-4 inches of snow with gusty winds that can blow tree limbs down, doesn’t that at least satisfy Advisory material? There have been several times where we’ve had advisories for what turned out to be next to nothing (i.e. the freezing rain the other AM, where we were under a WSW for 2 days, then an advisory for what was a cold rain) and vice-versa (that 6-plus LE event in January that was hardly even discussed). I’m not trying to nit-pick, but they have been so off-target for 2 winters straight, and I cannot take them seriously anymore.

  15. Bald Eagle says:

    Sleet piling up like snow?! Temp is right around 36 here in Montague.

  16. Eric (Logan Twp, Mason County) says:

    Getting sleet, with a few pea sized up here now for the last 5 minutes.

  17. Matt (Spring Lake) says:

    Well, it’s definitely snowing in Ludington and Hart. Check out the webcams:

    http://www.oceanaheraldjournal.com/webcam/downtown.php

    Still mostly rain here with some slush drops mixed in. Colder air is working in..hopefully very soon!

  18. weather watcher Oceana/Newaygo says:

    Still rain here. But it won’t be long now. Looking forward to a decent storm up this way.

  19. weather watcher Oceana/Newaygo says:

    Check that..it is snowing now…lol

    1. Matt (Spring Lake) says:

      Nice. It’s kind of in between here. I watched the airport thermometer drop a couple degrees to 33 degrees. We’ve got a rain, sleet, snow combo. It’s really trying…not quite there yet.

  20. Matt (Spring Lake) says:

    Montague’s starting to get some white stuff on the ground too. Come on Muskegon, quit being on the line. urgh

  21. Eric (Logan Twp, Mason County) says:

    Snowing here now.

  22. Matt (Spring Lake) says:

    It’s really moving north. “sigh” Why even bother anymore.

  23. RJ (Rockford) says:

    Bring on the SNOW

    1. Matt (Spring Lake) says:

      Did you see how quickly this thing is moving to the north?

  24. Matt (Spring Lake) says:

    So when one looks at the radar, the the rain/snow line seems to match up well with where all the “yellow areas” on radar meet up with the green areas to the west. Areas to the west of that line are getting snow (including this area, albeit very wet snow)

  25. Matt (Spring Lake) says:

    Beautiful, big fat snowflakes falling now.

  26. Randy (SW Walker) says:

    Well, made it back. (from SE Ohio- just North of Cincy) we were in Dayton when the storm was bearing down and got out about 30 minutes ahead of it. It was wild to say the least. I feel really bad for those people. We had stopped at Subway to grab a quick sandwich and people starting freaking out. we left in a huge hurry. Cars doing at least 90 heading North on I75……

    What a day.

    I must say though- the drive from saginaw back to GR was worse weather-wise…..drove through at least 3 large storms with hail. When I was south of St. Johns on 27, The hail was hitting so hard I thought it was going to break my windshield!!

    I need a beer or three then sleepy time.

    1. Randy (SW Walker) says:

      ERR….SW OH. Sorry- long day (left at 4:30 AM)

  27. Bald Eagle (Montague area) says:

    Another bust for us!! Not a big winter fan, but if its going to snow……… Come on & give it to us already!!

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