Saturday AM SnowJanuary 25th, 2013 at 2:10 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
3:50 AM It’s still snowing south of a line from Hesperia to Fremont to Grand Rapids to Lansing. The snow will eventually end later today as the air continues to dry and starts to warm a little. Roads are snow covered and slippery this AM, so drive carefully! Reminders: Turn your headlights on when it’s snowing and the visibility is reduced. Leave a good interval between you and the vehicle in front of you. If you’ve had a lot of snow, shovel out any nearby fire hydrants. Make sure outdoor pets have water and a way to stay warm. Observe odd/even parking rules. Don’t build snow forts, sled or get too close to the road or this could happen…or this. Check on your neighbors to make sure they are doing OK…and it’s a good time to feed the birds. 14″ in 8 hours near Curtis this afternoon. We’ve had reports of 11.4″ in Scottville (HQ of the Clown Band!), +8″ near Grand Haven, 8″ at Shelby and near Ludington and 6″ at Hesperia and 2.5″ in East G. Rapids. They had 15″ of new snow in Newberry in the U.P. and 8.5″ in 12 hours at McMillan. Just a chance of flurries mainly west of US 131 early Saturday It should set us up for a good weekend for winter sports and festivities (Grand Haven Winterfest…cardboard races!). Then the focus is on the mix for Sunday night, including the possibility of freezing rain…it could be icy for Sunday night into early Monday. We get above freezing Monday PM, so if you have a choice, plan travel during the afternoon Monday. We’ll see showers, drizzle and maybe some fog Monday into Tuesday. Tuesday we reach the mid 40′s, then it’s back to winter with high temperatures colder than average from Thurs. – Sat. of next week. 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.