Snow Ends, Cool ContinuesDecember 26th, 2012 at 1:22 pm by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
Thurs. AM - Snow accumulations ranged from 1-5″ with the highest totals in Branch, Hillsdale and Jackson Counties to the east. Heavy snow fell from NE Texas to New England. Muskegon has least amount of snow on the ground of any place in Michigan…pretty weird. Here’s NAM model snowfall thru 84 hours, the GFS snowfall thru 120 hours and the HPC snowfall predictions. 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 (not available in winter) 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. For current Michigan weather observations and wind speeds, click here. You can check out the winds at the S. Haven Lighthouse, the Spyglass Condos Weather Station by the Holland Channel, the Muskegon beach (when the wind is in knots – kts. – multiply by 1.15 to get mph), and the beach at Michigan City, Indiana.
Snow totals as of Noon from northern Indiana, central Indiana (nearly 8″ in Indianapolis), southern Indiana/Illinois (18.3″ Albion IL, 11″ Evansville IN), Arkansas (up to 14″, with 10″ and thundersnow at Little Rock where it was the 3rd biggest December snowfall ever) (2-3 foot drifts in NE Arkansas – with snow falling down to NW Mississippi) and north Texas (up to 7.2″ with a little snow in Dallas and Fort Worth).
WOW! 61.4% of the Lower 48 states now has a snow cover at midday – but now Grand Rapids or Muskegon! Huge difference from last year, when only 27.5% of the Lower 48 states had a snow cover. With this storm “filling in” the area between Detroit and Buffalo with snow, 99% of Canada will have a snow cover (the exception being right at the Pacific Ocean).