Sunday MixDecember 9th, 2012 at 3:29 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
We’ll get a rain/snow mix today. More rain (but some snow) south and more snow north were an inch or two could accumulate mainly on the grassy areas (same as Fri. night/Saturday. Here’s NAM model snowfall thru 84 hours and the GFS snowfall thru 120 hours. I’m off to Traverse City for the grandkids Christmas program today (Sunday), so I probably won’t update until late evening. Then, next week – last week of vacation – we’ll head to Tennessee to see my mother, my sister and her family. I’ll blog from down there a few times. I then work the 23rd, 24th, 25th and 31st. Here’s WOOD-TV Interactive Radar, looping radar. Check out the current conditions, regional radar, GRR radar, northern Indiana radar, Chicago radar and Milwaukee radar. Here’s the College of DuPage Radar Map, Storm total rainfall, 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 the Spyglass Condos Weather Station the S. Haven GLERL station, the Muskegon GLERL station, the Grand Haven Steelheaders webcam and weather station, and the weather station at Holland State Park. Check out the WOOD lightning tracker and U.S. lightning Marantha Webcam at Lake Michigan and links to webcams. Here’s the infrared satellite loop (night) and the visible satellite loop (daytime). Here’s Lake Michigan water temperatures. Here’s storm total rainfall for W. Michigan and E. Michigan. Here’s data from the mid-lake buoy and the Wind Map. And…here’s the 84-hour NAM snowfall amount forecast for W. Michigan and the 120-hour GFS snowfall amount forecast.
Overnight model data: Precipitation today for G.R. – NAM 0.21″, GFS 0.36″ and European 0.15″. The NAM gives G.R. 0.6″ of snow, Mt. Pleasant 1.1″, Ludington 2.2″ and Big Rapids the most with 2.6″. Much of that should melt on contact on the main roads. The high temperatures for the next 3 days on the NAM (Caribou) are 37, 36, 35. The NAM also gives us an inch of snow Tues. night. The GFS is about 1/2″ Monday and 1/2″ Tues. The Euro. gives us a dusting Tue. night and another 0.16″ of rain next Saturday. The Euro. looks colder between Christmas and New Years. Have a good week, everybody!