Weds. NightOctober 10th, 2012 at 11:04 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
12:30 AM Weds. TIGERS LOST!!! 4-3. I can’t believe it! Coco Crisp again, with 2 outs in the ninth. Bullpen, we need ya. Deer on the snowman cam in Gaylord right now. NWS reports half an inch of snow in Gaylord. My wife called late this morning She was SE of Kingsley on her way to Traverse City and she said it was snowing there. At this hour, it’s snowing in Gaylord and Grayling with flurries in Traverse City. She said the fall colors are spectacular and right at peak between Newaygo Co. and Traverse City. Sleet was reported at Dutton and Charlotte. Check the satellite loop and you’ll see the extent of the lake-effect clouds. The Lake Michigan water temperature is 59. The temperature of the air about a mile above the ground is in the low 20s (F). That’s quite a contrast. As drier air comes in, the flow becomes more anti-cyclonic and the temperature aloft starts to warm…the low clouds will eventually dissipate overnight. The Northern Lights have been visible he past two nights (unfortunately we were cloudy) and we’ll continue to track that tonight, but a third night is unlikely at this point. It still looks windy for tomorrow with a slight chance of a PM shower north of I-96…fairly calm on Friday with a chance of AM frost…and we continue to pay attention to the weekend storm…which could bring very windy conditions Saturday night into Sunday AM. (picture is fall colors in Eaton Co. from Larry on ReportIt).
Here’s North American snow cover. There’s still some snow on the ground from NW Minnesota (where they had up to 14″) up into Ontario from last week’s storm.