Lake-Effect Snow Advisory ExtendedJanuary 21st, 2013 at 3:31 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
The Lake-Effect Snow Advisory has been extended until at least 5 PM. Look for another 1-3″ of snow south, west and northwest of G.R. and a dusting east of G.R. for today/tonight combined. The winds will be strong enough to cause some drifting and keep wind chill temperatures between 10 and 15 below zero. Roads will have slick spots, especially roads that run north/south. This is the coldest morning in two years (zero as I write this in G.R.), -9 in Cadillac. Somebody in northern Minnesota should hit -30 by daybreak. I could see the moon almost set here in G.R. as the flurries tapered off and clouds thinned, but the snow showers should continue into Weds. We’ll likely see 1-3″ of synoptic (not lake-effect) snow late Thurs. night into Friday. Then a breezy, cold day on Saturday with snow showers mostly west of US 131. Monday we could see another shot of synoptic snow. Overall we warm back up into the low-mid 30s next week. The GFS has some cold and snow to close out the month. For current Michigan weather observations and wind speeds, click here. 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 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), Lake Michigan water temperatures. Here’s storm total precipitation 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. Here’s current U.S. temperatures.