Lake-Effect Snow WatchJanuary 30th, 2013 at 12:30 pm by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
A Lake-Effect Snow Watch has been issued by the GRR NWS for the lakeshore counties and the next set of counties inland (Lake, Newaygo, Kent, Barry and Kalamazoo Counties) for 6-12″ of new snow from this evening through Friday. We’ll see light to occasionally heavy snow, slick roads, cold temperatures and wind chill factors falling to near zero. If you look at the graphic here, we also have river flood advisories. Check river levels here and here. Here’s Caribou Snow forecasts off the (NAM, GFS) thru Sat. Grand Rapids (8.2″, 6.2″), Muskegon (8.0″, 10.2″), Kalamazoo (7.5″, 5.7″), Cadillac (6.9″, 9.2″), Mt. Pleasant (1.6″, 1.6″ – snow desert). The European has 0.17″ precip. for G.R. and at a 20-1 water-to-snow ratio, that would be 3 1/2″ of snow. In any case, there will be snow to play in this weekend, and ski areas should be able to get back pretty close to decent conditions for the weekend. Also, there is still snow up north – Weds. AM snowcover: 4″ Traverse City, 7″ Gaylord, 14″ Newberry, 16″ Marquette, Charlevoix, 17″ S. Ste. Marie, 24″ Grand Marais. Here’s forecast snow off the NAM model (thru 3 1/2 days) and the GFS model (thru 5 days) “.
Also, check out the video of the huge tornado that crossed I-75 north of Atlanta this AM. More video here. Adairsville has hit by a strong tornado on 4/28/11. “ADAIRSVILLE.EMERGENCY MANAGER CONFIRMS THAT APPROXIMATELY 100 CARS OVERTURNED NEAR EXIT 306 ON INTERSTATE 75.”