Winter Storm WatchFebruary 6th, 2013 at 2:21 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
The GRR National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Mason, Lake, Osceola, Clare, Oceana, Newaygo, Mecosta, Isabella, Muskegon, Montcalm and Gratiot counties from 6 AM tomorrow (Thu.) to 6 PM tomorrow for (drum roll) 6-12″ of new snow! The overnight European model is still the most BULLISH on a snowstorm…giving Grand Rapids a whopping 0.92″ of precipitation. It looks like all snow and that would be at least 10 inches of snowfall. Here’s the totals off the (NAM and GFS) Caribou models: Grand Rapids (4.8″, 3.0″), Lansing (4.6″, 3.7″), Muskegon (7.8″, 11.4″), Kalamazoo (2.7″, 3.7″), Jackson (1.3″, 3.5″), Pontiac (3.3″, 4.3″), Big Rapids (7.8″, 11.1″), Snow Desert (aka Mt. Pleasant) (6.3″, 8.8″), Cadillac (10.7″, 6.8″), Ludington (8.4″, 12.5″), The NAM caribou gives Holland 5″ and S. Haven 3.6″. The GFS plot gives G.R. 0.42″ precipitation, which would be a solid 5″, maybe 6″. The GFS also gives us 0.38″ of rain from late Sunday into Sunday night and takes the G. R. temperature only into the upper 30s to near 40. The European is the same…upper 30s to near 40 Sunday night and we stay below freezing all day on Tuesday. Here’s the GRR NWS discussion.
Season Snowfall as of midnight: G.R. 35.7″, Muskegon 53.6″, Kalamazoo 36.2″ (WMU), Lansing 13.9″.