Winter Weather Advisory extended…now for Kent, Ottawa, AlleganJanuary 24th, 2013 at 9:18 pm by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
The GRR NWS has extended the Winter Weather Advisory for Ottawa, Kent and Allegan Counties until 11 PM. The Advisory continues for Muskegon and Newaygo Counties to the north. The Advisory calls for up to 6-12″ of snow from parts of Ottawa and Muskegon counties north to Ludington and an additional 1-4″ for W. Kent County, with an inch or two at the most as you go SE of Kent County. Already 6-9″ of new snow today in Grand Haven, Muskegon and Ludington. The snow will diminish to scattered flurries after midnight and the lingering flurries should end at the lakeshore about mid-morning tomorrow. We’ll see some sun tomorrow PM. Another slippery road situation is shaping up for Sunday evening-Monday morning. We’ll see mixed precipitation developing from SW to NE late Sunday afternoon into Sunday evening. Some of that precipitation will likely be freezing rain. Temperatures may only be in the low 30s Monday AM. Conditions gradually improve Monday as temperatures climb above freezing. Rain showers are likely Monday and Tuesday in the milder air. After that the Arctic air is coming back with snow showers and temperatures back to the teens and 20s from Weds. thru Saturday of next week.
Here’s a MODIS Lake Michigan satellite picture from today (Thu.). Note the open water in Torch Lake, Crystal Lake, the east side of Glen Lake and the smaller lake that Consumers Energy uses for power generation north of Pentwater. There are high level clouds over southern Wisconsin. You can see a nice mid-lake band of snow where the air is converging and lifting. You can also see the ice in Green Bay and up at the north end of Lake Michigan.