Shiverin’ Snowman!!!!!January 12th, 2013 at 1:18 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
Click the pic. to enlarge. Insatiable icicles!!! This map will give a penguin goose bumps! OK – it’s the GFS model and it’s way out 276-hours (the morning of Jan. 23rd), but if this is close to right…it’s going to be colder than the 2008 Detroit Lions! That’s about a 479 thickness with a 10-20 mph wind coming off a 39-degree Lake Michigan. More: again, keep in mind it’s just the GFS…but…it snows pretty much continuously from Jan. 20-27. The GFS gives Holland 0.78″ precipitation, which at even a 20-1 ratio would be 15+” of snow. It takes the temperature to -19 in Milwaukee, -7 in Holland, -8 in G.R. and -34 just north of Lake Superior at Geraldton. Our 850mb temp. goes to -32 (Note, that’s probably too cold and probably way too cold…but still). The evening run of the European has the (100-500 mb) thickness in G.R. down to about 499 the evening of the 21st. That’s pretty cold air, certainly the coldest of the season on both models. And the European would also have some decent lake-effect snow showers going in the lakeshore counties. I’ll have more on this over the weekend! Stay up with the blog and with the latest forecast on 24-Hour News 8!
Also, Friday it was warmer in Traverse City than it was in Las Vegas, warmer in Fremont than in Tucson, Arizona (where they had snow flurries!) and warmer in Lansing than it was in San Diego and Phoenix!