Wind Advisory until MidnightFebruary 10th, 2013 at 2:18 pm by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
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.