Winter Weather Advisory – Monday MorningJanuary 26th, 2013 at 3:34 pm by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
The Winter Weather Advisory will continue until 1 PM for Oceana, Newaygo, Mecosta, Mason, Lake Osceola, Isabella and Clare Counties for icy roads from the overnight freezing rain. Road conditions will gradually improve thru the morning in these areas. After a cold week, the ground/pavement is cold and roads may still be icy, especially side streets and rural roads, even when the temperature climbs a couple degrees above freezing. We are still looking at a major warm-up into the mid 40s (northern lakeshore) to mid 50s Tuesday/Tuesday Night – and a major cool down after that with a potential flash freeze and (significant in favorable W-NW flow) lake-effect snow showers from Weds. PM to Friday. The GFS gives G.R. a high of 54.5 Tuesday, a flash freeze Weds. evening and a high of 19 on Thurs. and 14 on Friday! The GFS also gives G.R. 3″ of snow from Thurs. to Sat. AM and higher amounts in the lakeshore counties (9″ for Muskegon and Ludington). The European gives G.R. a high of 55 on Tues. (but only 46 for Muskegon where there is more snow) and 5 above Fri. AM. Also, as temperatures thaw, watch for ice jams on area rivers and the possiblity of a period of thick fog Mon-Tues. as the warm, moist air comes over the snow and cold ground. And…looks like another snow dump for the U.P. The frost depth is down to at least a foot in parts of Kent Co. Without the insulating snow cover, this week’s cold has resulted in some broken water lines. BTW – We went to a sushi restaurant for lunch – Beach Boys music in the background…interesting combination! Also: Inside Google.