Snow Ends

January 23rd, 2013 at 4:33 am by under Bill's Blog, Weather

Local    Lake-Effect Snow Warning overnight for Berrien, LaPorte and St. Joseph (Indiana) Counties for up to 1/2-foot of snow.  At this hour, the snow has ended east of US 131 and is moving offshore and down into Berrien Co. and N. Indiana.  Roads in many areas are snow-covered and slippery this Thursday AM.  It’s cold with nice crunchy snow.  Up to 23″ of snow has fallen in Allegan Co. in the last four days with drifts as high as 2-3 feet.  Very little snow fell northeast of Grand Rapids.    We’ll get a break from the snow on today (Thurs.) with a little sunshine, before another system  (not lake-effect) gives us another 1-4″ of snow on Friday, when the heaviest accumulations could be from Muskegon north to Manistee.  We may warm briefly to 40 about next Tues. night, before turning colder again.  There is a chance of mixed precipitation early next week, which could be partly rain or freezing rain.   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.

288 Responses to “Snow Ends”

  1. Swatz_Zoo(Cedar Springs) says:

    As you will see on radar, it’s inching it’s way closer to my area but at the same time, oh so close but yet so far away to affect me sun off/on the “Bubble” is hovering over me.

    1. Jack says:

      Swat -zoo, AKA “Bubbles” a CUE in your Honor…LOL. SpongeBob Squarepants – Bubble Song – YouTube
      ► 1:19► 1:19 ;-) .

      1. Swatz_Zoo(Cedar Springs) says:

        GAWD Sponge Bob is ANNOYING!!! But not as annoying as “Fred” or “Marvin Marvin” GAG!!

        1. Jack says:

          SORRY, Swatzee…Didn’t Me 2 Annoy U… Your FLOCK, Does that Enough …HONK.Honk…Here is Side Cue, This Song came 2 Mind Today while Sittin in the courthouse. Hope ya Enjoy it, Also week of 2/4/13 is Just around the CORNER, Blizzaerd Comin …Just in time for your dh..RnR… ENJOY !!!!!!Lawyers in Love – Jackson Browne – YouTube
          ► 4:21► 4:21

  2. Tyler says:

    I bet February and March will be cold as well. March the last four years has been alot more like April temps. Last March and March of 2009 or 2010 I remember quite a few days I was wearing shorts. I think it was 2010. 2010 we had a warm spring if I remember correctly.

    1. fixxxer says:

      Sadly were due for a cooler spring & summer. Hope it doesnt happen.

      1. Dan says:

        fixxxer: We had temps in the 90s last summer and yet, you still complained. You’ll complain no matter what that weather. Do you actually like any weather or do only find the time to complain about it ALL THE TIME?

        1. INDY says:

          lololololo attention builder…..INDYY..

        2. fixxxer says:

          you must be out of your mind because i never complained about the temps. nice attempt!

        3. Dan says:

          Memory loss, I see!
          fixxxer: Should I refresh your memory?
          Go back and look. WOW!
          You always complain that the temp would never make it to 80 after a storm rolled through in the morning!
          Many of those days, we hit the mid 80s after morning filled with stormy weather.
          I would get that prescription refilled

        4. Rocky (Rockford) says:

          LOL LOL LOL :)

  3. SlimJim NW GR (1) says:

    While some are reporting large flake size snow falling in GR here in the NW side the snow has been steady for some time now but the flake size is still small and I would call the snow fall as light. I have gotten 1.5″ of new snow fall today and now have a depth of 4″ on the ground. And its been a nice warm up today also I am now up to 21°

  4. Red in Allegan Co. says:

    Snowing pretty good here between Martin and Allegan. Flakes are a bit larger than they have been the last few days. Looks to be a very messy commute for the 5pm traffic.

  5. Mindy ( Mason MI ) says:

    What a JOKE!! The Sun has been out most of the Day!! NWS LE Snow advisory for my area… NOT GOING TO HAPPEN!!! Weather Advisory should be CANCELED!!!

    1. INDY says:

      Hmmmm I have a friend who stays 4 blocks away from the beach he caled me this morning and said it has been snowing there all morning!!! INDYY..

  6. Cort S. says:

    It has finally warmed up enough to allow big snowflakes to form. A system is coming through our area (there is light snow falling in Wisconsin) which is helping to increase snow intensity here. This is going to make a mess out of the afternoon commute.

    24-frame radar animation from the College of DuPage:

    1. Sprites(Holland) says:

      Definitely seeing much larger flakes and heavy snow in Holland. Vis. under 1/2 mile. Man, if we could have had flakes this size the whole event some areas would have seen 2 or 3 feet.

  7. Dan (Holland) says:

    The snow band has finally worked it’s way over us on the east side of Holland. The snowflake size is greatly increased and it’s snowing heavily. LOTS of snow over here since Monday.

  8. INDY says:


  9. Paul (Yankee Springs/Barry State Game Area) says:

    So close….just hasn’t quite made it this far east…Looks like the heaviest of it is still over central – eastern Allegan County…

    1. GunLakeDeb says:

      Wow, Paul – here on the south end of the lake, I’ve had very fine snow falling almost all day. Probably 1.5″ worth. It seems like every time I open my car door, a fresh batch falls onto the driver’s seat…..

  10. Mindy ( Mason MI ) says:

    I love my latest Weather alert. localized whiteouts with Snow rates of 1 inch per hour thru 10PM. THE SUN IS SHINING?????? LOL!!!

    1. DF (SE Mich) says:

      Can we continue to expect the same comment ever 30 minutes?

      1. Katie in Kentwood says:

        mindy doesnt understand lake effect. at all.

    2. Jack says:

      What is REALITY ??????

    3. Matt (Spring Lake) says:

      Mindy, that is the nature of lake effect. It even happens here near the lake. Think of it as a thunderstorm. Sunny and then all of a sudden…. BOOM!

  11. SlimJim NW GR (1) says:

    Snow flake size has increased considerably now. Roads are snow covered and slippery. The temp has warmed up (20° here) and there is now just over 4″ on the ground here in the 3 mile area in Walker.

  12. Rocky (Rockford) says:

    It is an absolutely FANTASTIC day outside! I love it! Temps in the teens with steady SNOW. we are entrenched is a COLD and SNOWY PATTERN!!! Get used to it and get ready to ROCK n ROLL!!!

  13. Nick (Grand Haven / West Olive) says:

    Big flakes coming down for the last hour or two!!! ITS BEAUTIFUL OUTSIDE!!!!!

  14. Rocky (Rockford) says:

    GR is headed for 3 to 6 inches of SNOW today and then at least 2-4 more on Friday and then more on Sunday night and Monday! All of this talk of rain by Tuesday is not a problem. IT will be short lived and very little rain will fall if any and then right back to the COLD and SNOWY pattern!!!!!!!!!! Ya baby. Keep it coming SNOW, COLD and more SNOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. Harry (Battle Creek) says:

      2-4″ on Friday?

      Inch or less from what I’m seeing.

      1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

        At least 2 to 4 inches on Friday for GR and maybe more!! A prolonged light to moderate SNOW event is on the way!!!!

      2. Rocky (Rockford) says:

        An you were one of those skeptics about how much SNOW GR and K-zoo would be getting from the lake effect event!! We are getting much more than your predictions!!!

  15. Todd In Nunica says:

    another 3″ since 6am here in the busy metropolis of Nunica…..

    I lost count how much total….a lot (what ever measurement THAT is…lol)

    seems like groundhog day around here……take a nap and it looks like I never plowed…

    1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

      Keep the SNOW coming. I love how all of the skeptics said GR would get 1-2 inches of snow total! Keep it coming all day and all night and all day on Friday and for the next 6 weeks straight!!

      1. fixxxer says:

        Go back on your prozac rj.

        1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

          Ya bring on the drugs! I am on a natural high because of all the COLD and SNOW!!!!!!!!!!!

        2. Harry (Battle Creek) says:

          Haha +1

  16. Nathan says:

    Pretty steady snow is falling at the moment here in Forest Hills/Kentwood! Its beginning to pick up again.

    1. Nathan says:

      The most noticeable difference between yesterday and today would have to be the snowflake size! They are piling up much faster as a result.

  17. DF (SE Mich) says:

    That is some nice lake effect, I am officially jealous =)

    1. Nathan says:

      SE MI has a lake effect snow watch btw

      1. DF (SE Mich) says:

        I see that, not Ann Arbor area unfortunately.

  18. Travis Ulberg (West of Martin, Allegan County) says:

    Any snowfall reports for this afternoon between Fennville and Martin, or anywhere in central Allegan County for that matter. I left for class right when it started intensifying, and the darker blues haven’t moved since around noon. Can’t wait till I get home, and can go snowmobiling from my house west! The snow here on Western’s campus isn’t too heavy, still smaller flakes as well. They’ve only received a half inch or less so far today.

    1. KevinS (Saugatuck) says:

      Heavy snowfall 4 miles west of martin, and has been constant till m40 and m89.
      Can definitely tell its been snowing through the area most of the day. Heavy accumulations.

  19. Yup (Grandville) says:

    I love this weather. Constant light snow, everything is so pretty outside. I’m taking the kids on a sled ride with the dog after work!

  20. SBPortage002 says:

    Nice to see areas north of me getting the snow. Down here all is quiet. At least we got some the past few days. Enjoy it up there.

  21. Amber (Allegan Lake) says:

    Not sure what everyone else is getting but here in Allegan we are getting a lot of snow and a lot more than the 1 to 2 inches that was predicted on the news. As of right now there is well over a foot of snow in my yard and my neighbors. According to my neighbor he said he has measured 22 inches of snow in his front yard. I shoveled my walk an hour ago and have another 4 inches within an hour of new snow on my walk way. Most of the snow we have gotten before today was about 10 inches, so it has doubled in about six hours. So I think they need to change the forecast for Allegan and Ottawa Counties.

  22. Jack says:

    Not much Snow..Falling here ( N E G R ). I’m WAITING, for it To Ramp UP,Yet Radar doesnt Show That Happening… Hmmmmmmmmm …. SPIN : Don’t take me alive – Steely Dan live 12 August ’06. (15/18) – YouTube
    ► 4:32► 4:32

    1. chuckles says:

      Been snowing pretty heavy on and off the past couple of hours where I’m at in NE GR- the heaviest of the past few days for sure.

      1. Jack says:

        Isn’t that interesting Chuckles, I’ve actually had Peaks of The Sun on and off The Last 2 Hrs. I’m just East of Fuller, on 3 mile.. Localized SNOW … I guess …

  23. BJ says:

    Snowfall has picked up in the last hour and is coming down with big flakes in NW Grand Rapids. First time this season our snowplow service has been here twice in the last couple days, although there isn’t much to plow. I did the sidewalks today and the snow is really easy to shovel. We had a mallard duck fly in yesterday and today to eat our bird seed. He was there while I was shovelling and just looked at me. Yesterday he spent several hours under the bird feeder and slept for a while. It doesn’t feel quite as cold outside. No wind helps.

  24. Ed (Coloma) says:

    We’ve received about 4 inches this afternoon and it’s still snowing.

  25. SBPortage002 says:

    I tell you, it is so breathtaking to see all the snow on the trees after a snowfall. I call it picture postcard perfect. Especially when the sun shines on it. That is part of the beauty of snowfall. Relish it when you see it, I know I do.

    1. Ullr says:

      Mortals of Grand Rapids:

      You are all welcome!


      1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

        Ullr could you please bring us a blizzard soon!!!

    2. Lisa (Caledonia) says:

      I love it, too! It is beautiful!

  26. Travis Ulberg (West of Martin, Allegan County) says:

    From the GR NWS latest discussion…


  27. Tom in Alger Heights says:

    LES is starting to pick up here at the office (44th and Broadmoor). Flake size is now 3X to 4X the size from what it was earlier today. What were just wet roads are now becoming snow covered. Be careful on the roads during your commute.

  28. Clint(Rothbury) says:

    I’ve gotten 3.5″ up here since 10:30am!!!

  29. Katie in Kentwood says:

    I’ve got heavy lake effect here in Kentwood, and it is beautiful!!! Hope it stays like this for a while :)

  30. Tyler says:

    Winter isnt bad, just not the long harsh winters. This winter is very reminscent of 10 years ago.

  31. SW Kent says:

    OK, so are you happy now Rocky?
    The cold and snow I forecasted came in on cue.
    Looking like another cold snap Tuesday PM.
    A cold rain will make a lot of this snow melt Sunday PM thru Tuesday PM.
    About 9 inches here in Byron Center.

    1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

      Ya the weather could not be better. Temps in the teens with a steady SNOWFALL in progress!!!!!!! We will not be seeing much rain and we will be seeing a lot of COLD and SNOW next week!!!!!!!!!! ROCK ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      1. Jack says:

        OK…. Rock On – David Essex – 1973 – YouTube
        ► 3:27► 3:27

        1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

          Ya!! Keep up the good work!!!

    2. fixxxer says:

      I sure dont see anything near 9″ here thankfully. Cant wait till this crap melts!

      BRING ON SPRING…right rj?

      1. SW Kent says:

        Fixxxer, I like spring as much as you do, but I have decided that since I live in Michigan, I will be positive about winter……attitude makes all the difference in the world. You should try it!

        1. Katie in Kentwood says:

          exactly sw kent!! I love snow now :) always hated it. Just enjoy it while its here. Pretty soon it will be summer.

      2. Rocky (Rockford) says:

        Forget Spring! Everyone needs to enjoy the GREAT WINTER weather!! We are in COLD and SNOWY PATTERN with no change in sight!!!!!

  32. Ned S. (Now in South Holland) says:

    Getting a heavy snow squall right now. Larger flakes, not quite as cold, 19.8 degrees.

  33. Brian(Grandville) says:

    Coming home from Grand Haven today on Port Sheldon from 31 to Hudsonville was white out most of the way. I stayed of I96 today.

  34. Christopher says:

    moderate snow falling in east holland area. Alot bigger snow flakes than the past few days.

  35. Christopher says:

    fairly heavy snow now. Around 1/2 to 1/4 of mile visibility.

    1. Rocky (Rockford) says:


      1. Nathan says:

        East Holland according to his other comment

  36. KevinS (Saugatuck) says:

    Seeing spots with at least 15″ central allegan county… Heavy snow, considerably larger flakes, if this keeps up, definitely will be seeing 24″ or more totals

    1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

      So my prediction from the past Saturday of many spots seeing 12 to 18 inches of SNOW looks like a safe bet!! Ya COLD and SNOW rules!!!!!!!!!!!!

      1. SBPortage002 says:

        Walk away from those golf clubs reeeeeal slow…now jump on that snowmobile!!! LOL Enjoy

        1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

          I will be SNOWmobiling and skiig like crazy this weekend and then for next 6 weeks straight. I love it!!!!!!!!

  37. Rocky (Rockford) says:

    I just watched the Wood TV8 forecast and they said an additional inch for GR tonight? I am not sure what radar and forecast models they are looking at because GR will be seeing at least 2 to 3 more inches of SNOW!!!! They must not be looking at the RDB model :)

    1. Nathan says:

      It depends where. SW side may get a bit more, probably 2 inches.

    2. Harry (Battle Creek) says:

      They are looking at the “reality” model RJ

  38. Lisa (Caledonia) says:

    So much snow here in Caledonia, and it just keeps falling. Awesome!

  39. Nathan says:

    Very heavy snow band is moving through right now. I am enjoying every second!!

  40. mart (gr) says:

    Loving the constant snow keeping everything white and pretty. Bill your forecast for the arctic blast and LE snow was spot on from way back! good work!

  41. Katie in Kentwood says:

    this makes me want to go to Johnson Park and go sledding!!

    1. mart (gr) says:

      I hear that’s a good spot! went last nite at belknap lookout, had a blast till someone hit the fence haha

  42. fixxxer says:

    I thinking alot of schools may be closed tomorrow.

    1. Mike (Mattawan) says:

      Yeah allegan county especially…

    2. Matt (Spring Lake) says:

      Eh, it is “supposed” to stop by midnight. That should give them time to clean up.

      We have about a foot here at my house. I love where I live in the Muskegon area, as I often have some of the higher amounts. Seem to be in a bit ofa snowbelt…I must fall in the “Nunica snow belt” :) clearly more here than in Muskegon.

      Dumping snow by the way. It looks great!

      1. Todd In Nunica says:

        good to hear!

        1. Matt (Spring Lake) says:

          For sure, Todd. You definitely have some work to do. :)

          So where have you seen the heaviest snowfall?

        2. Todd In Nunica says:

          Last night was up by Gh road and sternberg. As far as over the whole last 4 days. My drive and the one I do a few miles east of Nunica buy FAR had anything on the lakeshore beat. I do not plow any in Fruitport but I drive through there and looks like they got alot as well.

        3. Matt (Spring Lake) says:

          Yeah, I live pretty close to Fruitport.

    3. Dan says:

      Fixxxer go out and measure your snow fall, I bet you have received more than 8 inches since Sunday night You have got to get outside and stop hiding from the weathet! There is snow and more snow out there!

  43. Katie in Kentwood says:

    Is it just me or is the radar getting a lot darker and filling in? Could just be the radar im using..

  44. Tonka says:

    Snowing in zeeland and then bursts of super heavy snow, like cant see out my bay window type snow!

    1. DF (SE Mich) says:

      Nuclear winter…

  45. DF (SE Mich) says:

    Allegan looks like it is getting nailed, 6 additional inches reported there at 5pm today.

  46. Nick (Grand Haven / West Olive) says:

    Heavist snow I have ever seen here. Can see across the street or the end of my front yard!! Radar shows it as white!!!

  47. Swatz_Zoo(Cedar Springs) says:

    STeady but very light snow falling up here so I’ll probably be one of those to see a dusting to possibly 1-2in at most, but we shall see what happens with the wind direction and speed and so on but it hasn’t been very impressive up here for snow fall, although the sun has that I have certainly enjoyed! Need the ray of sun today, feeling blue yet :-(

    1. Matt (Spring Lake) says:

      I hope you get some to cover the ground. Tomorrow night and Friday will be better for you.

  48. Christopher says:

    heavy snow falling in Zeeland area

  49. SW Kent says:

    Get your camera’s ready for tomorrow. It will be the most beautiful day of the year. Deep white snow, blue skies, it won’t get any better than tomorrow.

    1. Todd In Nunica says:

      I hear ya, thought the same thing myself, Ill be taking pics soon as I can in the morning before the snow starts to fall off the tree branches.

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