Great for Winter SportsJanuary 24th, 2013 at 4:51 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
We’ll see some sunshine today. While temperatures will be relatively cool, sunshine and light winds will make for a good day to be outdoors. Friday we get snow. The NAM Caribou give G.R. 2.2″, Kalamazoo 2.1″, but more snow northwest of G.R. where there will be some lake enhancement. The NAM gives Muskegon 4.9″ and Ludington 6.4″. The GFS is 2.3″ for G.R., 5.9″ for Muskegon and 7.3″ for Ludington. The European would be 2-3″ for G.R., 3-4″ for Muskegon and around 4″ for Ludington. The weekend should be excellent for winter sports. We have a big warm-up early next week with a mix to rain Sunday PM into Monday…both the GFS and European have the temperature up to 50 here Tues. night (with a slight chc. of a thundershower!), then a strong cold front sends the temperature plummeting on Weds. Snow cover Thurs. AM: 1″ Houghton Lake, Brooklyn (Jackson Co.), 2″Ionia, Big Rapids, 4″ Grand Rapids (Ford Airport), Hastings, 5″ Fremont, Baldwin, 6″ Hart, Hesperia, 8″ Grandville (SW side of town), 9″ Scottville (Mason Co.), 10″ Muskegon, Nunica, 15″ S. Ste. Marie, Marquette, Newberry, Munising, 24″ Twin Lakes, 28″ Grand Marais. Also, it was 27 below zero this AM at Champion in the U.P. More webcams: Paradise, Copper Harbor, near Houghton (deer and wild turkey on this camera as I write this) and Naubinway. Here’s a nice MODIS satellite view of the lake-effect clouds coming off Lake Michigan a couple days ago. Here’s the Grand Haven beach.