Snow This AM/Today

January 3rd, 2013 at 2:38 am by under Bill's Blog, Weather

Local   Still a few flakes around this evening.  Snowfall totaled just 1/2 to 1″ across most of Mason, Oceana and W. Newaygo Co. with a dusting elsewhere.  It’ll be partly sunny and breezy tomorrow (Fri.) with maybe an inch of snow (could be a brief mix) mainly Sat. night.  A more significant storm moves in either Weds. or Thurs. of next week. The Euro. at least starts that as rain.  The GFS (as per usual) is colder after day 8.  It’s going to snow around El Paso, TX into N. Mexico…but not here…go figure.  At 2 pm EST, Guadalupe Pass TX reported a temperature of 24, a wind of 40 mph, moderate freezing rain and thick blowing fog (visibility ,1/4 mile – they’re in the clouds)…nice day.   El Paso has had 3″ of snow.   Check out the latest the GRR NWS discussion. 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, Maranatha 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 (summer). 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. Here’s local storm reports from Iowa, Western Wisconsin, Eastern Wisconsin, and northern Michigan. Check out these webcams and the Snowman Cam from Gaylord. For current Michigan weather observations and wind speeds, click here. You can check out 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.

Model data: The models print out very little snow. The 00Z NAM Caribou is in now and it gives G.R. a dusting Tuesday night and that’s it out 3 days. Older 12Z Saturday data: The GFS still takes G.R. down into the single digits Thurs. AM, but with partly cloudy skies and a light east wind (not off the lake). The European has temperatures in the mid-upper teens (not that cold). The NAM has the most snow with 2″ for G.R. Monday night and Tues. AM and as much as 3-4″ for Kalamazoo. We continue to be out of the main storm track (snowing in the East/Northeast today). There’s generally 1-3″ of snow over most of our area, up to 5″ in Jackson Co., 8″ in Cadillac, 10″ at Kalkaska and 14″ at Gaylord. The ice is slowly forming for ice fishing and ski/tubing resorts are mostly open with good conditions.

120 Responses to “Snow This AM/Today”

  1. Skot says:

    No winter events in sight. Even an Advisory seems like a waste of time.
    Spin: Kenny Chesney,

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  2. Honey Boo Boo says:

    We need ice we need cold we need snow I need a JOB.

  3. Honey Boo Boo says:

    I have not worked in 10 years the state of Michigan has been a big help but now its time to change that in 2013 your Honey Boo Boo is going to get a job thumbs up I hope. My Ranch is going under food is off the table and the ice sucks. COLD AIR OR BUST. your Honey Boo Boo!

  4. Mike (Caledonia) says:

    After yesterday we are behind last year for snowfall. Only looks to be getting worse with warm in the forecast. Last year we had 6 inches on the 14th of January.

    1. Tim from Zeeland says:

      Last year I could use my snow blower a few times. Yes it all melted a few day’s later. This year I’ve not even picked up the shovel. Sad, sad and very sad. Looking to be a bust of a winter. Unless Feb and early March bring lots of snow it looks to be a bust of a snow year. Guess we are getting pay back for some of the best years of snow.

      1. Brad (Lawrence) says:

        Although time is slowly ticking, I’m not quite ready to write winter off just yet. Things can turn terribly nasty within a 5-7 day period. I’m not saying it’s gonna happen, I just wouldn’t bet my money either way just yet.

  5. jen says:

    My daughter needs to know the temperatures for the last two weeks for a school project. Where would we go to find this information that is easy for her to navigate?…she is 9 years old.
    Thanks for any help!

    1. Todd In Nunica says:

      this might help, they say “preliminary data” but I believe its pretty accurate

      1. jen says:

        Thank you!

  6. SW Kent says:

    I’m still predicting a cold and snowy pattern……the second half of Jan into early Feb.
    Tim, keep your snowblower ready… will need it in Zeeland.

    1. Tim from Zeeland says:

      Not going to say your wrong. It could still happen. I’m a little down as last year was a bust as winter goes. Now next to nothing for snow this year. I know this is early Jan and we still have two months of winter. Still the next week or two look slim on snow. Give me 30 days of snow and cold and I’ll be ready for spring. We live in Michigan. I love the look of winter. One of my fav web cams is teton pass web cam. They have snow.

  7. Next weeks system looks very interesting and boy are we going to get cold.

    1. arcturus says:

      You mean after the warm stretch? Sounds like a wash.

    2. Rocky (Rockford) says:

      Where have we heard that before?

  8. Snow or Rain, we need the moisture.

    1. big Daddy BC says:

      I’m just wondering how Al Gore fixed all those weather stations. ;)

    2. Bill Steffen says:

      NASA IR data shows this was the warmest year recorded in the Lower 48 States since satellite data became available in 1979. Globally, it was the 9th warmest year since 1979: The warmest spot on the globe relative to average was Mason City, Iowa, USA and the coldest relative to average was Ulan Bator, Mongolia. Check here to see the graph of global temperature anomaly: You can see it was exceptionally warm over most of the Lower 48 (except the West Coast), Eastern Canada and the Arctic, and cool over Alaska, central Asia and most of Antarctica. The cold PDO (the backwards “C” of cold water that is off the West Coast in the Eastern Pacific. This has been a major factor in keeping the Arctic Air pretty much north of Michigan and a ridge over the Eastern U.S. for much of 2012.

  9. big Daddy BC says:

    Dude, again you use two biased sites. Spencer actually gets paid by Exxon and weatherbell is produced by Maue, Rush Limbaugh’s reporter. How about making a point by using sites like NOAA or NASA or WMO? You lose all credibility when you continually things like this.

    1. Bill Steffen says:

      Yeah, the guy who links to Skeptical Science and the SEIU bulletin talks about biased sites! LOL. Maue was mentioned on Limbaugh’s show once. That’s the only connection. I’m going to have Rush mention you, then you’ll have to declare yourself not-credible.

      About Dr. Spencer: “Dr. Spencer’s research has been entirely supported by U.S. government agencies: NASA, NOAA, and DOE. He has never been asked by any oil company to perform any kind of service. Not even Exxon-Mobil.” He uses NASA Data.

      You haven’t offered even a GED’s worth of background or expertise on the subject of climate change. You have proven you can cut and paste.

      NASA data (and HadCrut data) clearly shows that global temperatures have been steady over the past decade:

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