Holland Parade Was TonightNovember 27th, 2012 at 2:49 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
Click the pic. to enlarge. Tonight is the Parade of Lights in Holland at 6:30 PM. The weather should be cool and it should be a great parade. If by chance you get a break in the clouds this Tues. AM, look for Venus and Saturn snuggled real close together. Here’s a picture. There is a weak, penumbral lunar eclipse that you can glimpse if we get a break in the clouds Weds. early AM as the moon sets in the west. The moon will be right next to Jupiter on the evening of the 28th. The full moon on the 28th is called the “Beaver Moon”. Here’s when you can see the International Space Station fly overhead.
The afternoon weather data: The NAM (Caribou) gives G.R. highs of 39 Weds, 48 Thurs., and 53 on Friday (it could only get that warm on Fri. if the warm front gets thru and that’s pretty iffy). G.R. stays dry with an inch of snow tonight up toward Cadillac and points north tonight…guess there could be a trace north of G.R. The GFS is similar…dry until early Friday AM with highs of 37 on Weds. and 42 on Thursday, with a big warm-up and temperatures in the 50s early next week (the GFS takes G.R. t0 57 Monday evening/night). The GFS gives G.R. 0.14″ of probably cold rain on Friday. The European gives G.R. just 0.01″ Friday, then half an inch of rain mainly Sat. night…with showers thru Monday and temperatures in the upper 50s Monday night. There’s no sign of any significant snow in the next week. The GFS model for early December has much warmer than average temperatures over much of the Lower 48 states and the Arctic with colder than average temperatures across Western Canada, Alaska and Siberia. CFS says colder and snowier as we approach Christmas.
Snowcover Tues. AM: 1″ Scottville…3″ Houghton Lake, Traverse City…5″ Newberry…6″ Gaylord, Kalkaska, Marquette…7″ Ironwood…9″ Munising…10″ Sault Ste. Marie…13″ Grand Marais and Twin Lakes. Here’s radar of the East Coast storm. This is the 2nd snowstorm of the month (plus Sandy) for much of this area. Today’s storm is not a big one…the most snow in Pennsylvania as of 1 PM was 4.3″.