Wind Advisory until Midnight

February 10th, 2013 at 2:18 pm by under Bill's Blog, Weather

Local    8 PM – The Wind Advisory has been extended until midnight.  Heavier snow showers should diminish to flurries later this evening.  We’ve added another inch of snow today in Grand Rapids.   Most areas have already seen their fastest wind, however, with gusts of 40-50 mph in most areas.  The wind has caused some drifting snow, esp. on north-south roads and that, plus temperatures dropping below freezing this evening will mean slick spots on the roads this evening and tonight.  The wind calms down a little later tonight.  Looks like a decent cold shot with more significant lake-effect snow this Friday – Sunday AM.  The GFS has high temperatures only in the low-mid 20s for Friday to Sunday.  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.

Also, Happy Chinese New Year (year of the snake) and New York’s Grand Central Station is 100 years old.   Also, TOO MUCH SNOW??

153 Responses to “Wind Advisory until Midnight”

  1. Dozer says:

    When will this wind die down? I need a chin strap for my toupee!!

    1. Brian(Grandville) says:


    2. Matt (Spring Lake) says:

      Lol….or a leash….

  2. Bob says:

    My kilt is a little breezy…

    1. Dozer says:

      NOT a good day for going commando with your kilt on, Bob.

  3. kevin. w says:

    Man the high res euro sure is showing alot of activity starting next week and beyond and it has a very healthy storm coming next week that could be a big snow producer. The JEM model is showing it even stronger so something sure is brewing for next week for sure.

    1. Matt (Spring Lake) says:

      The 12Z GFS showed a large snowstorm for next week too.

      1. Brian(Grandville) says:

        Just saw that, nice. What a strange winter, hardly anything until mid January, and then winter, winter, winter. We may come close to our average seasonal snowfall if the pattern persists.

        Fixxxer, do you love it.

    2. Jack says:

      Kevin, You are Correct. Something STRANGE is BREWIN…. Hence…. CUE: enjoy!,!!! ;-) Compliments of THEEE JEM MODEL… Stay cued !!!! Loll… ;-)

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

    More talk of heavy lake effect snow for late this week, and into this weekend. Then next week we could be talking about some snow storms. I’m up to 65.1″ so far, I wonder if I can end up with 100″+ for this winter?

  5. Tyler (Escanaba) says:

    Yesterday we had rain starting around 3:30 P.M. then it came down heavy tell maybe 7:00 then it changed to Heavy snow mixing with sleet. We got about 2 inches. Then this morning it changed back to rain. We had puddles all over the place with slush all over and side streets and parking lots were all an ice rink. What a mess.

  6. Lisa (Caledonia) says:

    Went off the road on 100th Street near Caledonia… I was going 15 mph and just slid right off while braking. Luckily, some super-nice people with a pickup truck pulled me out! :) :) Good Samaritans!

    The roads out this way are some of the worst I’ve seen in the past few years (Groundhog Day Dump not included).

    1. Brian(Grandville) says:

      Glad your okay. When temps are just below freezing, and there is a little snow, it can create the absolute worse black ice. Lots of that in Grandville tonight as well. Slowing down is the best thing to do. I always look for that glaze on the road reflecting of of the headlights of other vehicles to determine the road condition.

    2. Dozer says:

      Too fast for conditions.

      1. Jack says:

        Lol…Wake Up…. Dozer.. ;-)

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