Radar and Links for the Snow Event

February 7th, 2013 at 2:43 am by under Bill's Blog, Weather

Local   Friday morning:  The snow will end later this morning and we’ll become partly sunny later in the day.  We’ll get a break from the precipitation until some rain (or a little freezing rain at the start) will begin late Sunday.   Here’s the GRR NWS forecast snow amount map and summary.  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, 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, the 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.

Nice Blizzard coming for New England!

970 Responses to “Radar and Links for the Snow Event”

  1. Travis (Oxford, MI) says:

    Only about 4″ or so here. Weatherman last night had us in the 8-10″ graphic on the 6pm news. Bummer. My new skis are coming in today too, so I was hoping for more.

    After Saturday, no high temps below 32 through at least next Thursday. CPC went from having us in below average temps yesterday in their 6-10 day back to normal temps (35 degrees). Perhaps, some lower 30′s/upper 20′s after that but no big arctic shots.

    1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

      We have a ton of COLD and SNOW on the way for the rest of February and right on into March! I love it! We should be seeing at least one or two more decent system SNOWS right along with some lake enhanced snows!! Get ready people – WINTER is ROCKIN and ROLLIN!!!!!!!!!!

    2. DF (SE Mich) says:

      Literally both townships, east and west of you, received over 6 inches, go ski there!

      0829 AM SNOW LAKEVILLE 42.82N 83.15W
      02/08/2013 M6.3 INCH OAKLAND MI TRAINED SPOTTER

      10 HOUR TOTAL.

      0809 AM SNOW ORTONVILLE 42.85N 83.44W
      02/08/2013 M6.5 INCH OAKLAND MI TRAINED SPOTTER

      12 HOUR TOTAL.

      You must have a fixxx type yard.

      1. Travis (Oxford, MI) says:

        I was talking about my yard here in southern Lake Orion/Auburn Hills. Guess I need to update my location ;)

        Lots of wind, so who knows how much of the snow blew away

        1. DF (SE Mich) says:

          OK, sorry about that =) Bring your skis to work.

  2. Breckenridge 9.2
    Newaygo 11.0

  3. Debbie does Dutton says:

    I was hoping for about 5″ last night. Boy was I surprised when I got a full 12″!!
    WOW. It’s all a wet mess now. This will take a while to clean up.

  4. weather watcher Newaygo/Oceana says:

    10 inches of snow for me. It really came down after midnight. I had about 5 inches when I went to bed last night. Waiting on the county snowplow to go through so we can clear the driveway…just once today.

  5. Ned S. (Now in South Holland) says:

    So, what’s the scoop on this Sunday/Monday storm? Any thoughts yet?

    1. DF (SE Mich) says:

      Looks about to 40° to me, so rain. Here is the short GR NWS discussion from this morning:

      .LONG TERM…(SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY)
      ISSUED AT 336 AM EST FRI FEB 8 2013

      NO SIGNIFICANT CHANGES WERE MADE TO THE INHERITED FORECAST. FREEZING
      RAIN IS NO LONGER A CONCERN MONDAY MORNING DUE TO MILD TEMPERATURES
      AHEAD OF A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM. EXPECT SOMEWHAT WARMER TEMPERATURES
      MONDAY OVERALL AND ALTHOUGH WE STILL ADVERTISE A RAIN/SNOW MIX
      DURING THIS TIME…RAIN COULD BE MORE PREDOMINANT WITH THE MILDER
      CONDITIONS. ANY SNOW ACCUMULATIONS SHOULD BE NEGLIGIBLE AND LIMITED
      TO AREAS WELL NORTH NEAR US-10.

      BEGINNING MONDAY NIGHT…TEMPERATURES SHOULD DROP SOLIDLY BELOW
      FREEZING AND REMAIN NEAR OR BELOW FREEZING THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT.
      THE FORECAST IS BASICALLY DRY FROM TUESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY…BUT
      FORECAST CONFIDENCE IS MUCH LOWER THURSDAY AND WE COULD EASILY TREND
      TOWARDS A WETTER FORECAST FOR THE END OF THE WORK WEEK WITH LATER
      UPDATES.

      1. Ned S. (Now in South Holland) says:

        Thanks DF. Appreciate it!

    2. Jim S.(Saugatuck Twp) says:

      Sunday Monday will be plain rain for us. Brief mix up north. Colder air moving behind the system with a little lake effect on the back side. Nothing major.

      1. Ned S. (Now in South Holland) says:

        Thanks Jim S

  6. Bobby (Ada) says:

    Measured just shy of 10.5 on the deck storm total… Got our snow fix, now bring on the sunshine & warm so I can get out on the golf course! :)

  7. Katie in Kentwood says:

    I think it’s safe to say this winter is going much better than last winter! Anyone have snowfall comparisons from last year to today?

  8. Marti B (Grandville area) says:

    YAY that was fun!!! (the snowfall last night). And as Bill Cosby would say after playing a game of leapfrog with his friends: “Hey! Do that trick again!” I’d love to see another 6 to 12 inch snowstorm before winter ends!
    ;)

  9. Mike (Shepherd, Mi) says:

    We ended up with 12.5″ here. Snowfall forecasts were right on. Well done by the nws dont get to say that too often…

  10. SW Kent says:

    Pattern change…….milder temp’s, snow melt, less new snow, more sunshine.
    Average high hits 40 degrees in 4 weeks!

    1. Katie in Kentwood says:

      In 4 weeks will be the beginning of spring….of course there is a ‘pattern change’ in the springtime…lol!

      1. SW Kent says:

        I was not referring to 4 weeks from now. I am referring to now. Lol

    2. Matt (Spring Lake) says:

      Looks like many more snow chances in the next couple weeks.

    3. fixxxer says:

      spring cannot get here soon enough for me!

      1. GunLakeDeb says:

        US-131 Motorsports Park (Martin Dragway) sent out a reminder that drag racing starts in 8 weeks!! Seems inconceivable at the moment..LOL!!!

  11. Matt (Spring Lake) says:

    13 inches here. Muskegon was under the band a bit longer than us…but I am happy with this total!

    1. Tim (Spring Lake) says:

      That sounds about right. I never measured it last night before clearing the driveway, but I have to think we had a good 7-8 inches at 7 pm, and I know we had another good 5-6 inches again at 6 am when I had to snowblow again. Drifts at the road (Which was plowed around 11 last night) were above my knees. Gotta imagine when I get home from work, it’ll be the same way again after they plow again.

      1. Matt (Spring Lake) says:

        What part of Spring Lake are you in?

  12. Paul (Barry State Game Area in Yankee Springs) says:

    6.3″ storm total here in the woods

  13. Stephen (North Muskegon says:

    close to 14 inches here.

  14. Jim S.(Saugatuck Twp) says:

    Surpassed last years total with 49″ for the season. We had a very slow start with only 3.5″ before that first arctic blast in mid January. A far cry from the 144″ we received a few years ago.

  15. DF (SE Mich) says:

    Summary of the storm from GR NWS.
    http://www.crh.noaa.gov/images/grr/presentations/Storm_Summary_February_7th_and_8th_2013_2013-02-08_17-26-08.pdf

    7.2″ officially at GR airport, not bad.

    1. Travis (Oakland County) says:

      Looks about right, DF. Told you the 6″ line was north of me in Auburn Hills ;)

      Had a little more than 4″. Might have had a half inch blow away though or settle.

  16. weather watcher Newaygo/Oceana says:

    Well rain on my sideroad will cause it to become very icy. I could see more problems the White river if it is truly that warm. One to watch.

    1. Matt (Spring Lake) says:

      There isn’t too much rain coming. Less than half an inch. This heavy wet snow will melt slower than the LES fluff.

  17. DF (SE Mich) says:

    The 12z GFS looking cold down to Mexico and Miami around the 15-17th.

    1. Travis (Oakland County) says:

      What happened to the cold you were trying to show me for next Wednesday? I’m seeing highs in the mid 30′s here, maybe a degree or two above average.

  18. fixxxer says:

    im kinda shocked my daughters school was closed today, the roads are ok. the more snow days they have the longer they go to school into june.

    1. GunLakeDeb says:

      This morning, the roads around here were wet snow packed so hard it was ice. Now, the nice, relatively-high sun angle is melting everything; but I would have worried about the buses this morning?

    2. Barry in Zeeland says:

      Our kids go to Zeeland and Holland. They were both open today.

    3. Mark (East Lansing) says:

      Maybe erring on the side of caution after the Ionia bus rolled.

      How many snow days have they had? Today is only our second.

  19. soccermom5 says:

    Here in my neck of the woods probably have 11+” and the road commission said they might be able to plow us out on sat. So here we sit cars stuck in the road and no mail. I love a good snow storm but would love to get out of the driveway!!

  20. Ned S. (Now in South Holland) says:

    I will go with a solid ten inches where I live just outside of Holland. Blew out 5 to 6 inches yesterday during the lull, and another 4 to 5 solid inches this afternoon.

  21. Todd In Nunica says:

    stick a fork in me.

    That one rated right in the top 5 biggest baddest plows I’ve seen in 22 years. That snow was heavy, stuck to the plow, hard as He** on the truck, if you ran over your pile (like dragging it out from loading docks then driving through the pile) it would pack down into 3-4″ of a “hump” that could not be scraped. The roads (except for the main ones and some of them weren’t very good) were terrible, I had to fight and claw my way down some side streets to get to some of my drives.

    Short night tonight but slush hunting for sure Sunday when temps get above freezing, there is a TON of hard pack.

    So there we had our storm PLEASE return us to our regularly scheduled lake effect fluff!….lol

    1. Matt (Spring Lake) says:

      Haha…it sure did pack down! The tracks from driving on our driveway once yesterday were so packed down I couldn’t get through them with the shovel.

      How did you do in Nunica? It appears we got a few more inches than you in these parts.

      1. Todd In Nunica says:

        Yea I would say close to 10 here, was not near as much as I had say up near sternberg road. I had one business that had So much traffic it was completely packed down in the drives. I scraped nothing up….I bet THATS gonna be a whole lot of slush come Sunday!….lol Well looks like a well needed break from the action and no way we will melt this like last time.

        My son is on his way home from Missouri (just graduated AIT today) so he will be here for 2 weeks, he will be happy to see all the snow!

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