Wednesday PM – Here Comes the ColdJanuary 30th, 2013 at 11:59 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
There’s a snowstorm missing us to the west, with light/moderate snow and 30 degrees in Milwaukee at 11 AM. We have light rain and temps. range from the mid 30s at the lakeshore to the low 50s SE of Battle Creek. Another relatively big severe weather day. By noon we already had several tornadoes (cars flipped and significant building damage in Adairsville GA) and 80 reports of wind damage from Mississippi to Pennsylvania. We will have a freeze-up this evening as the cold air comes in…beware of that if you’re driving this evening and the cold air is coming. Temperatures will fall to the teens and lake-effect snow will start up. All of us will have to deal with slick roads and the ground will be white…and many of us will have to shovel/plow snow, with the strongest lake-effect bands producing 6″+ over the next several days. We’ve had a major road collapse from flooding and the roof of the Masonic Lodge caved in last night in Hickory Corners. I’ll update later. 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.