Dense Fog Advisory until 6 PM Weds.

November 20th, 2012 at 5:58 pm by under Bill's Blog, Weather

The Dense Fog Advisory has now been extended for the lakeshore counties plus Newaygo and Lake Counties until 6 PM this Weds.   To see where where we still have clouds and fog, check the satellite loop and current observations.   The areas of clouds and fog will continue to diminish this afternoon, with areas getting more sun heading well up into the 50s to near 60.  The wind holds tonight and that should keep most areas from fogging in.  We should see the fog/clouds lift and diminish  by about earl-mid afternoon in most places that have fog now.   Thursday will be the last warm day in a while.  We’re forecasting 60 degrees for Thanksgiving Day.  Record highs for Nov. 21-22-23 are 70-66-70.  Afternoon temperatures will be back between 35 and 40 from Friday afternoon thru next Weds. afternoon.  Here’s NAM model snowfall for the U.P. and northern Lower Michigan.  The GFS model is forecasting up to 5″ of snow Friday-Saturday in the U.P.  Here’s the GFS snow forecast for N. Lower Michigan.   Here’s world temperature anomaly (difference from average) forecast by the GFS model from Nov. 29 to Dec. 6 – cool here – bitter cold in Siberia, NW Canada, cold most of Europe and eastern U.S.

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34 Responses to “Dense Fog Advisory until 6 PM Weds.”

  1. BillT13 says:

    Bill; how’s the Winter Outlook lookin like this year!??! Hopefully it will be like last year:) P.S. how’s the El Nino Lookin like for this winter??

    1. fixxxer says:

      Its a crap shoot at this point.

  2. Travis (Oxford, MI) says:

    Looks like a bunch of Turkey Day record highs for the midwest and likely many places in Michigan. As for the “storm” next week:

    “Thermal profiles suggest mostly a cold rain, but obviously better lift/rapid deepening and the scenario is reversed, but that would also probably support a farther west track as well.”


    1. Bill Steffen says:

      Who do you expect to set a record high temperature in Michigan on Turkey Day? Here’s a list of record high temperatures for Thurs., Nov. 22: Alpena 60 (1999) Detroit 69 (1913), Flint 65 (1934), Grand Rapids 66 (1913), Lansing 65 (1913), Marquette 57 (1963), Muskegon 67 (1934).

      1. Travis (Oxford, MI) says:

        This Alpena weatherman says record highs on Turkey Day are a good chance for Alpena

        This weatherman says record high temps possible

        Here’s an MLive article talking about possible record highs in Michigan which states, “I wouldn’t be surprised to see this go down as the warmest Thanksgiving ever in some Michigan cities.”

        Here’s a Minneapolis weatherman saying lots of record highs will fall throughout the midwest

  3. fixxxer says:

    Time to get up the outdoor xmas decor tomorrow while its still nice out. Im already longing for summer.

    1. Stephen says:

      Atleast we had a nice summer.
      Since you got your nice summer ill trade off with a decent snowy winter for once!

      1. fixxxer says:

        Ill still enjoy a mild winter. I dont need trade offs.

      2. Brian(Grandville) says:

        It was not a nice summer, it was brutal.

        1. Matt (Spring Lake) says:

          Agreed! A summer that is so hot that you can’t keep with watering is awful. I lst a whole bunch of my plants. I moved to Michigan for a reason….NOT Georgia!

  4. TACO BOY says:

    Hard to put up xmas lights in a hotel room fixxxer is it.

    1. fixxxer says:

      Yet another name huh indy?

      1. Scott (west olive) says:


  5. Barb says:

    Hey Bill,I’m thinking about heading to Cheboygan this weekend once more before closing the place down. Any big snow up there this weekend?

    1. Matt (Spring Lake) says:

      Hi Barb. Thre are a ton of weather websites you can find this information on.

  6. Nathan says:

    Its terrible. I have swim team when storm team eight is on during the evening!! I guess i will just record it and watch it hen i get home. :)

    1. Nathan says:

      (Typo hen=then)
      And Bill, do you like to shovel snow? Most people don’t, but i enjoy looking at the landscape and stuff.

      1. Bill Steffen says:

        I do like to shovel snow…always have. When I was President of my fraternity in college, I used to go shovel the snow. The pledges were supposed to do that, but it was good exercise and I liked being outdoors. In my old age, it’s become more of a chore, and I get sore if I overdue it. My snow blower helps (and my wonderful wife!).

        1. Ned S. (Now in South Holland) says:

          Well, I went out and purchased a snow blower yesterday. I don’t mind shoveling either, but the old lower back ain’t what it used to be.

        2. Matt (Spring Lake) says:

          I love shoveling snow too! My friends think I am crazy…but I love shoveling at night when it is crisp and quiet outside. Very peaceful…

    2. Bnoppe says:

      Nate what stroke do you swim

      1. Nathan (Forest Hills) says:

        Both breaststroke and freestyle. I find that swimming in the winter Is a lot harder because it is so cold outside… And then you have to swim in freezing cold water for two hours. But it should help on my shoveling skills. :)

        1. Bnoppe says:

          Ya one of my friends swims in college and they have 5 am practice sometimes

    1. Brian(Grandville) says:

      Yes, I found out first via my Iphone. I never signed up for any text alerts, but have been getting them for a few years now, I do not know how to stop this. I hate it. If Martin school district has a 2 hour delay fog delay, I DONT WANT TO HEAR ABOUT IT VIA MY CELL PHONE! If anyone can help with any info on how to drop this text alerting to my phone, it would be helpful. I have also checked settings in my phone and selected disabled alerts, but that didn’t help. Being woke up at 3 a.m. to let me know it foggy is b.s., when I never signed up for any alert service.

      1. Brian(Grandville) says:

        Problem solved, all you have to do is reply stop to unsubscribe.
        Question is, I don’t think I ever subscribed. Oh well, looks to be handled.

  7. Prezedant Boosh says:

    Great forecasts Bill, when is it going to snow in Texas cuz Jeepers Creepers I’m reading my pet goat out here in my knickers and I don’t want to freeze my cactus poked arse out here!

  8. Dan says:

    Anybody have a good idea on what the weather will be like Saturday in Columbus, OH? I’m going to the Michigan game as they take on Ohio. GO BLUE!! I’m hoping, I don’t have to wear layers to keep warm in the snow. Could be a HUGE win for the Maize and Blue!!!

    1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

      Go to and type in Columbus OH and you will find out all the details that you need.

      1. Matt (Spring Lake) says:


    2. Bill Steffen says:

      It’s going to be relatively chilly in Columbus…probably mid-upper 30s with a decent wind, maybe 15 mph from the west or west-northwest. It’ll be partly to mostly cloudy and I guess I can’t rule out a snowflake before the game.

  9. Dan says:

    Sure is nice out now! Not so much earlier, that fog was thick. I was driving in it and couldn’t see 10 feet in front of my car. I had to keep my car line up with the yellow line and the white line.

  10. Nathan says:

    Bad fog this morning in Ada

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