Season Snowfall – update 1/26 PM

January 25th, 2013 at 2:53 am by under Bill's Blog, Weather

   Mike Walter took this picture on the S. Side of Holland.  Season snowfall to 7 AM Saturday:  Grand Rapids 18.8″ (2.1″ Fri., 11.1″ for Jan.), Lansing 8.8″ (1.2″ Fri., 4.3″ for Jan.), Muskegon 35.6″  (9.4″ for a daily record on Friday and 27.4″ for the month).  Season snowfall not including Friday:  S. Haven 30.7″, Bloomingdale 34.0″, Fremont 22.7″, Ionia 10.3″, Hesperia 25.6″, Hart 27.7″, Scottville 44.2″, S. Bend 16.1″, Hastings 17.1″ (more on the west side of Hastings), Gaylord 60.1″, S. Ste. Marie 79.8″ (3.8″ above average), Wellston 54.4″ (Manistee Co.), Kalamazoo (WMU) 19.4″ (more on the west side of Kalamazoo), Herman (U.P.) 83.6″, Twin Lakes (U.P.) 110.6″, Tahquamenon Falls 65.3″, Cadillac 48.4″.   If you keep track of season snowfall, leave a comment and let us know what you’ve had this winter.

160 Responses to “Season Snowfall – update 1/26 PM”

  1. Jevon Murphy (Chicago) says:

    Will TWC name it? Its likely they will!

    1. Cort S. says:

      Today’s system is Winter Storm KHAAAAAN!!!!!!

      Coming up: Luna, Magnus, Nemo

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

    US 31 between Muskegon and grand haven is horrible!! Roads are solid ice and its like they havent even plowed!

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

    oh and measured 6” on my railings from about 11am this morning!

  4. INDY says:

    I bet old Fizzer gets on his broom and flys around town in this weather !!INDYY….

  5. Nathan says:

    Heavy snow here!

  6. INDY says:


    1. Jack says:


      RAWHIDE – YouTube

      ► 2:08► 2:08

  7. JV says:

    To bad the North west winds has to come in a push the lake effect snow south. We could have ended up with possible record breaking snowfall amounts. Same thing happened a few days ago and its a shame. Love snow!

  8. wow GFS and NAM WAY under estimated this snow…

    1. Todd In Nunica says:

      Little system…few inches, few more north of Muskegon, turns into the single biggest snowfall of the year so far. (for some of us that is)

      1. True! I just find it funny that they forecasted 1-3″ this morning/noon and we got 1/4″ here and then when there is suppossed to be nothing we get hammered. Gotta love it.

        1. Bill Steffen says:

          From my thread below that was last updated at 4:33 AM on Weds. 1/23: “We’ll get a break from the snow on today (Thurs.) with a little sunshine, before another system…gives us another 1-4″ of snow on Friday, when the heaviest accumulations could be from Muskegon north to Manistee.”

  9. Todd In Nunica says:

    Every link to a radar I have is down……. :(

    1. JV says:

      WoodTV 8 Local radar still works. You can see it starting to break apart from the northwest winds. Snow will probably be done in Ottawa in a couple of hours.

    2. Brian(Grandville) says:

      Radarscope for iphone is the only one working for me.

    3. Todd In Nunica says:

      Thanks JV, yea I thought maybe that one was working…not sure if I can get radarscope as I do not have an iphone. Just saw they updated the webcast and they showed it starting to wind down a bit out here.

  10. Rocky (Rockford) says:

    Any snowfall totals from Grand Rapids?

    1. Jack says:

      Nawww…I’m to darn Lazy, and The Wife and I, are Cozy…. ;-) …. Maybe LATER..? ;-)

    2. Brian(Grandville) says:

      I’ve got a solid 3″ here, by time it ends, I’ll have that 3.5″ or more that the RDB predicted last night. :)

      1. fixxxer says:

        I still think i have more than 5″ here thankfully.

    3. Rocky (Rockford) says:

      It was a nice little storm and many people were trying to tell me GR would be lucky to get an inch of snow! Keep the COLD and SNOW coming! The CPC still has us in below temps and above snowfall for the next 2 weeks. Ya Baby – bring it!!! ROCK n ROLL for the next 6 straight weeks! GET READY!!!!!!!!!!!!

      1. Jack says:

        Did Somebody Say, Keep on ROCKIN ???
        Dat u Rocky. !!!!

      2. Jack says:

        Followed By….. CUE; Neil Young – Rockin’ In The Free World – YouTube

        ► 3:28► 3:28

        1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

          That is a classic and GREAT ROCK n ROLL song!!!

  11. Don (Battle Creek) says:

    Been snowing at a pretty good clip here in BC over the last couple hours…so nice to see the snow back!

  12. Scott (west olive) says:

    Been awhile since I’ve seen mounds between the lanes so big that wife’s van would get stuck in. Grand haven got a dumping. Back to plowing. Going 2 b a long night. :)

  13. weather watcher Newaygo/Oceana says:

    Just a hair under 6 inches of snow today…at times it was very difficult to see on the roads. I am now sitting on a foot of snow since this all began on Tuesday.

  14. runner1759 says:

    We have well over a foot of snow in Shelby. After a weeks worth of good snow building up over the area, just sucks to see that its going to get warm with rain and melt everything it took so long to get. Oh well, guess we’ll start over next Wednesday.

    1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

      It will not be melting everything. You will still have plenty of snow on the ground!

  15. Bald Eagle (Montague) says:

    Got around 7in here today. Have a good 14in on the ground this week now.

  16. INDY says:


    1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

      ROCK on INDY! You are the man!

    2. Jack says:

      Ahhh Congratulating Cue 2 you INDYYYYYY. , Listening 2: Howlin’ Wolf – Wang Dang Doodle – YouTube

      ► 2:28► 2:28
      OOOOOOo wuuuuuuu…

  17. Rocky (Rockford) says:

    If you like COLD and SNOW you are going to LOVE the weather for about the next 5 or 6 weeks. IF you do not like COLD and SNOW you might want to go under your rock and cry!!!!!!!!! We will be seeing multiple SNOW events including a couple big ones and the JEM model has been showing a BLIZZARD for the week of 2-4. Hopefully the RDB will be on board soon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  18. Rocky (Rockford) says:

    Get ready for a lot of SNOW and some freezing raid for Sunday. Possible school closing on Monday!!!!!!

    1. SW Kent says:

      Rocky, there will be zero snow on the ground come Wednesday noon……..
      It’s a shame because it sure is beautiful out there.

      1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

        The bet is still on. You will still have plenty snow cover by Wednesday AM and then a lot of COLD and SNOW right though March. GET READY we will be making up for a lot of lost ground!!!!!

        1. SW Kent says:

          I like Mr. Burger on 44th st…..

      2. Rocky (Rockford) says:

        Oh by the way we will be seeing very little rain. Maybe a few showers and that is about it!!

        1. Kevin(Rockford) says:

          no sun…maybe in the 40′s for 2 days? Not a chance all this snow will be gone

        2. Matt (Spring Lake) says:

          How much did you guys manage in Rockford?

  19. Allendale says:

    So much for the 1-3″ today lol…how about at least 6″+ and still snowing

  20. SW Kent says:

    3 inches of new snow in Byron Center this evening

  21. Jack says:

    Off PUCK ( subject )….. WINGS WIN !!!!!!!!!!! :-)

  22. Matt (Spring Lake) says:

    Got a good 10 inches to a foot of NEW snow in the snow belt here and still snowing heavily….about a foot and a half on the ground! We got dumped on during the SW flow, and now we have been in the NW flow bands. Sweetness!

  23. Cort S. says:

    Next week is also looking like an exciting weather week for us! It’s going to be crazy, a mixed precip event … a rain event … an arctic cold front with strong winds again … and more lake effect snow. Here we go again! Who’s ready?!

    1. Matt (Spring Lake) says:

      Me! Not for the little thaw though. I think some of my 18 inches of snow will survive 40 and some rain. I hope! That would be depressing to lose such an amazing snow pack that has been built up over a week.

      1. Cort S. says:

        I hear you on that one. I feel bad for the winter sports people that most of this beautiful snow is going to turn into slop. Ice jams on rivers will also be a concern. Hopefully this weekly freeze-thaw doesn’t become a theme for the next few weeks; it could really make a mess of things. And fixxxer really hates the temperature roller coaster ride. Poor guy needs a break to ward off the germs. If he’s happy; we’re happy.

        1. fixxxer says:

          Im touched. ;)

        2. Matt (Spring Lake) says:

          LOL…thanks for the laugh, Cort. Perhaps poor fixxxy will be recharged after his March trip to Florida…or perhaps he will just stay there and never come back? Rocky and Indy only hope…

          We still have time for next week’s thaw to be muted, especially if we lay down even more ice and snow across the Midwest.

  24. Rumrunner says:

    Checking in from the ambulance. It is still nasty out. Through byron center now. Roads are ugly. Drives safe! Dont want to meets any of you like that.

    1. Matt (Spring Lake) says:

      Thanks for the concern! I was amazed at the lack of common sense people have when driving. Amazed at the tailgaters out today…irks me to no end. I even saw a guy reading the newspaper!

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

    With today’s 2.5″(might squeak out 3″) snowfall I am up to 19″ for the week, and 27.6″ for the season. It’s amazing how much the snow has settled since Wednesday night. I’ve put on ~250 miles on my snowmobiles this week, and by the end of tomorrow I could equal what I rode all of last year.

  26. bnoppe(Albion) says:

    The Potential for an ice event has me wondering? what are the actual probilities of one loaction rec atleast .25 inches of ice at anytime and the diffrent dynamics that must come togther

    1. Cort S. says:

      I don’t think that this will be a serious ice event, because we will be warming up over the course of the event, so freezing rain will eventually just become rain.

      You can find freezing rain probability forecasts from the HPC here:

      Here is basically what you need for an ice storm…

      Cloud layer: temperatures are pretty much automatically cold enough for snow to form.

      Sub-cloud layer: temperatures are above freezing, and the falling snow melts into rain.

      Near / At the ground: temperatures are below freezing. Rain hits the ground and freezes into ice. If there is a deep layer of below-freezing temperatures near the ground, the rain will freeze into sleet before it hits the ground.

      Some of the more advanced things to think about during an ice storm:

      The best ice storms generally happen north of a warm front, where cold air is at the ground and warm air is flowing up from the south and going over top of the cold air.

      When rain hits the ground and freezes, it releases some heat into the air (“latent heat”). So in calm conditions, temperatures would eventually warm up to above freezing and the precip would become just plain rain. So a constant replenishment of cold air at the ground is needed to sustain freezing rain. Winds at the ground coming from the North or East can transport this cold air.

  27. Cut says:

    What a day here in Muskegon. What a week too. It’s still snowing hard and we have 12 inches down here at the Lakeshore Market mall in Fruitport.

  28. Jim S.(Saugatuck Twp) says:

    Models keep backing off on the amount of ice. Gfs nails us with a lot of rain before the switch to lake effect. It was looking much more promising for lake effect yesterday….as it had showed a solid 3 day event. Now looking at a couple days but not sure it will be significant or not. Hopefully enough to whiten us up again.

  29. Kimoeagle says:

    Will you looka this??!!
    (excerpt from Christian Science Monitor Online)
    Forecasters are predicting explosive intensification this weekend for an extra-tropical storm in the North Atlantic that is expected to eclipse the intensity of last October’s superstorm Sandy.
    Unlike Sandy, the nameless North Atlantic superstorm poses no threat to land. But it does highlight the power such storms can attain.
    It’s forecast to develop winds of up to 98 miles an hour, while the air pressure at its center – expected to reach a low between 920 to 930 millibars – would rival that of a category 4 hurricane, according to forecasters at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Ocean Prediction Center in College Park, Md.

    1. Cort S. says:

      The current surface analysis is already showing that storm at 930 mb.

      1. Swatz_Zoo(Cedar Springs) says:

        So how will it affect us if it does and when? Dh is arriving from Afghanistan later next week to come home for R&R and so I’ll be keeping an eye on the weather for any delays and such.

        1. Kimoeagle says:

          My guess is that the aviation folk will take a Great Circle route and “loop” north of that…..

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