Monday Showers

January 27th, 2013 at 7:55 pm by under Bill's Blog, Weather

Local  Monday AM-  We’ll see scattered showers, drizzle and maybe some fog today into Tuesday. Tuesday we reach the mid 40′s to mid 50s, then it’s back to winter with high temperatures colder than average from Thurs. – Sat. of next week.  Rain could be heavy Tues. PM and the combination of rain and melting snow could cause flooding and ice jams on area rivers.   Some significant lake-effect snow is likely from late Weds. to Friday, along with more Arctic air.  Stay with the blog and WOOD, TV-8 for the latest.  Lots of wild weather this 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.

83 Responses to “Monday Showers”

  1. Bulldogvinny says:

    Look at the radar……..doesn’t it seem as though most of the precip. will be past us soon?

    1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

      Yes and no – there is more developing to our Southwest.

      1. Bulldogvinny says:


        1. Cort S. says:

          The heavy stuff is done, but the HRRR is suggesting we’ll see some occasional light precip all night: Click here for simulated radar forecast animation

  2. Rocky (Rockford) says:

    Currently snow, sleet and freezing rain mix!

  3. INDY says:

    Bill rolling in on Sunday it’s bad out!!! INDYY…

  4. North side of holland says:

    Quiet in Holland ?

  5. Mike in Hamilton says:

    Freezing rain in beautiful downtown Hamilton. Cars are covered with ice, but treated roads are ok so far.

  6. Nathan says:

    Extremely heavy ice Bill! I’ll send you the video, it’s worth it!

  7. TomKap (Michigan St. & Fuller) Grand Rapids says:

    Completely quiet at my house after about 2 minutes of freezing rain.

  8. Amy says:

    I dont see a thing outside the window but snow on the Kentwood

  9. Nathan says:

    Bill make sure you watch the video I sent you . :)

  10. Ed (Coloma) says:

    We’ve got some lightning!

  11. Kathy says:

    Yup, thunder and lightening after freezing rain in Coloma!

  12. Travis (Oxford, MI) says:

    Wow, I haven’t seen snow this heavy since my days of thundersnow in Allendale! Very quick 1-2″ and coming down extremely hard.

  13. Sandy in Gobles says:

    It is lightning and thundering here in Gobles with freezing rain. Lightning is bright and thunder is loud. Wow!

  14. Brett says:

    Snow day for Rockford?

  15. Jim S.(Saugatuck Twp) says:

    Up to 31.7 here. Had close to an inch of snow, followed by a glaze of ice.

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

    The freezing rain is coming down at a pretty good clip right now. Still sitting at 30°, pretty windy as well.

  17. Yvonne (Caledonia) says:

    icy glaze here…

  18. weather watcher Newaygo/Oceana says:

    Sleet and snow is over for now. Temps are heading up for me 28 currently.

  19. Red in Allegan Co. says:

    Just saw lightning. Quite
    windy too.

    1. SS (Pwell Area) says:

      Thought I saw lightning… windy here as well…

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

    Also, our county workers must not be to smart…they scraped our dirt road today. Wouldn’t it make more sense to leave more snow on it, so it wasn’t a flat cold surface? I remember when they did that about 6 years ago, and we had enough ice on our road to ice skate on!

    1. Red in Allegan Co. says:

      You must live pretty close to me. I’m halfway between Martin and Allegan, 1 mile north of 222.

    2. SS (Pwell Area) says:

      I think leaving the snow on the roads is worse…you think there’s a cold flat surface under think of the snow!

      1. Red in Allegan Co. says:

        I live on a dirt road and I’d rather they did remove the snow and scrap down the road. Rain on top of the hard packed snow is so slippery and it usually takes longer to melt than a bit of ice on a dirt road.

        1. SS (Pwell Area) says:

          That’s what I was trying to say thank you. If there is any melting…the dirt can give you a little traction….

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

      I live 2 miles north of M-222 in Watson. So yes, very close.

  21. Jrob says:

    Thunder/lightning with Freezing Rain and 29 degrees in Otsego. Icy Glaze on the mailbox.

  22. Here in DeWitt we are getting our greatest snowfall of the year yet! The intermittent rain is being absorbed by it. I think we had about two inches with rain/ice mixed in. The plows in my 2.8 square mile city have been through, but if this continues (right now it is drizzling) maybe we will have our first snow day of the year!! The SWIM TEAM has already cancelled their 5:30 AM Practice.

  23. Swatz_Zoo(Cedar Springs) says:

    Very brief sleet around 9pm over by 9:10pm I think we are done for the night and there will be schools open tomorrow but who knows this has been one strange system,

    1. weather watcher Newaygo/Oceana says:

      Sorta my thoughts too. At this point it looks to be over.

      1. Matt (Spring Lake) says:

        Didn’t even start in Muskegon!!! Bahaha

        Bring on the SW flow lake snows. They seem to be the only thing that can bring us good snow.

    2. Jack says:

      Agree Swatzee, Not only Strange, but, EXTREME as Well. Been those Kinda Days a lot this year. Hence a CUE 4 You !!!Toby Mac Extreme Days (lyrics) – YouTube

      ► 3:52► 3:52

      1. Swatz_Zoo(Cedar Springs) says:

        LOL, turned up and my 14yr old is head banging and dancing, LOL!!

  24. Jim (Kalamazoo) says:

    Just had a clap of thunder (quite loud) with lightning in Kzoo

  25. Wolverdog says:

    Thunder Ice in south Kzoo!

    1. Thunder ice? That’s a new one for me! Cool!

  26. Tyler says:

    It is snowing hard up here in Escanaba! We had 2 inches of snow last Thursday night and now we are expecting another 3-5 inches tonight. We already got 2 inches tonight with freezing rain mixed in. We have maybe 5 inches of snow on the ground right now.

  27. Swatz_Zoo(Cedar Springs) says:

    And another short burst of sleet than ends.

  28. Tonka says:

    Bust. Kiddos are gonna be disappointed schools on tomorrow.

    1. Swatz_Zoo(Cedar Springs) says:


  29. Dennis says:

    Nice layer of ice over top of the snow in Middleville 3 miles southeast of town. Where the tire tracks were in my road is like a sheet of glass and now is raining harder…we are 30 degrees….

  30. weather watcher Newaygo/Oceana says:

    Freezing rain at this time. Still 28 currently.

    1. Swatz_Zoo(Cedar Springs) says:

      Yeah I’ve had short and I mean short lived bursts of sleet but no freezing rain as of yet.

  31. Ciao says:

    There is significant ice buildup in Kalamazoo, and windy. Ice is easily visible on power lines and trees.

  32. Michael (Berrien county) says:

    Still some freezing rain here, but the temp has risen to 32 from 28 just a lil’ while ago. Following this darn thaw/rainstorm for Tues., both the GFS & NAM have really bumped up our precip chances for the Weds/Thurs timeframe with a strong secondary wave forming along the front. By that time we’re in the cold air, and likely some decent synoptic snow, followed by lake enhanced/lake effect behind that all the way thru next weekend. Definitely looks like an exciting week ahead! :-)

    1. Swatz_Zoo(Cedar Springs) says:

      I’m expecting that my husbands plane will be delayed when he arrives from Afghanistan at the near end of the week, but for our boys sakes, I truly hope they have several school closings during the time my husband is on R&R.

      1. Jack says:

        Ohh YES, There Will be time off School for Your Boy’s…. JEM Model, Still Shows a BIG SNOWSTORM, week of … 2/4/13… STAY CUED!!!!! ;-)

        1. Swatz_Zoo(Cedar Springs) says:

          I’m holding you to it Jack! If you have FB look me up!Just let me know on the friend request that you are from Bill’s Blog.

      2. Dan (Rockford) says:

        Even if there are no official closings, I would strongly venture to guess that the school wouldn’t mind if your boys took a few “personal” days when your husband returns.

        1. bobcat says:

          AGREE with THAT!

      3. Michael (Berrien county) says:

        Yes!… hopefully your boys will have no school then.

  33. Nathan (Forest Hills) says:

    Is all of this rain going to freeze?

    1. Irish coffee says:

      short answer= no

      1. Irish coffee says:

        iow, temps will be slowly rising thru the night…i’d imagine very few school CLOSINGS (from GR south) but delays possible due to some still bad back roads in am…..

        1. Irish coffee says:

          WORST CALL EVER!!(about lack of school closings)…..then again, if this were Ireland, schools that were normally closed would OPEN just to see how tough and hardy students/parents were! j/k ;)

  34. Dan (Rockford) says:

    Just had a band of heavy rain/sleet come through with a little bit of lightning.

    1. Swatz_Zoo(Cedar Springs) says:

      same here and I heard THUNDER!! WOOO HOOOO LOVE that sound!

  35. Slimjim says:

    We just got back home from a night out. The roads are snow covered and speed is reduced but we did not see any spin offs but then again not manny people out either. It’s 30 here with some fr rain.

  36. Paul (Yankee Springs/Barry State Game Area) says:

    A steady light freezing rain and 29.7 degrees here in the woods…

  37. Jack says:

    Hodge Podge, of Precip. Happening here NOW..also… FLASH of Lightning as I Looked N.E., Very INTERESTING , 2 say the Least… ;-)

  38. Harry (Battle Creek) says:

    Heavy rain and 28° in Ceresco, MI.

    Received about .2″ of ice so far. Stiff SE wind…

    Ehh it’s getting pretty sketchy. Looks like an ice storm to me. Branches starting to sag.

  39. Vincent(N.E.Kent Co) says:

    One flash of lightning and thunder here at 10:35pm. Rain and sleet on an off. Temp is 30.2. Have 2 3/4 inches of snow on the ground.

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

    Our rails on our deck are ice covered and glossy in the light. Also there is 1/10″ coating of ice on top of the snow so far. Still constant light freezing rain here.

    1. Matt (Spring Lake) says:

      How much snow did you get tonight?

      1. Swatz_Zoo(Cedar Springs) says:

        Nothing is coated up here on wood, metal, 0 zilch nodda

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

      A quick inch. How much in your area?

  41. Kevin (Marshall) says:

    Around .15 inches of ice on metal surfaces.

  42. Cliff (Scotts) says:

    As long as I don’t lose power for a week again like 2 years ago

  43. Vincent(N.E.Kent Co) says:

    Just had a burst of rain. Garage windows and tree branches are iced over.

  44. Mindy ( Mason MI ) says:

    WOW!! What a crazy Night!! Quick 2 inches of Snow! just Had very Gusty Winds like a MICROBURST Minus the Lightning with heavy Freezing Rain for 15 minutes!! Time to get the GENERATOR READY !!!

  45. Battle Creek- i94 says:

    Went outside for a moment and all I hear is the quiet cracking of ice on the tree’s as the wind is blowing.

  46. Tyler says:

    Hey Bill 17 years ago today we received a huge snowstorm.

    1. Skot says:

      If I recall correctly during that cold stretch the temp reached -20 in or near pellston. I remember driving fro GR to Cadillac while heater fan on high and my windows still fogged up.

      1. Bill Steffen says:

        That was a VERY cold stretch as we started Feb. 1996: Here’s the low temperatures in G.R. beginning with 1/30/96; +4, -1, -2, -10, -17, -17, 0, 1. We had 85 consecutive hours in G.R. without the temperature getting above +7. It warmed up after that and the month ended up 0.3 degrees warmer than average! March 1996 was a cold month, 5.7 degrees colder than average in G.R. with 10 low temperatures below +10 that month. April 1996 was also a cool month and May was -1.9 from average. We then had (at the time), the 2nd coldest July ever.

  47. bnoppe(Albion) says:

    I wonder if GRR will issiue a flood watch for Tues..High PWAT values, an open gulf and a decent snowpack on top of ICE that’s on the rivers could lead to some flooding…HPC has us the red over us for flooding possible

  48. Todd (on the road) says:

    Lesser traveled roads and lots in spring lake, grand haven, Norton shores are terrible going down grand haven road I was in four wheel drive and had to coast. Could not touch the gas or would spin…nice shiny ice all the way. Main roads are ok….going to get my rear home….soon as I can!

  49. Scott (west olive) says:

    Lincoln street in gh is a sheet of ice. 31 not bad, slushy to just wet. Couple other side streets were ice also. Still have a temp of 31 here.

  50. Jack says:

    Well, Well, The next couple days, Look to a LITTLE……. CUE : The Beatles Helter Skelter – YouTube

    ► 4:33► 4:33

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