February 12th, 2013 at 3:32 am by under Bill's Blog, Weather

Local   WOW!!  MSU 75, U. of M. 52!  I still saw a handful of flakes on my way into work.  There is still a very little drifting in outlying areas.  Rural roads will continue to have icy patches into tomorrow AM – same for some sidewalks and parking lots.  Saturday looks like the coldest day of the bunch with Friday not far behind.  It’s been all or nothing on sunshine this month.  We’ve had 7 days with 0% sun, one with just 2%, one with 71%, one with 89% and Saturday with 100% sun.  Up to 9″ of snow from the Texas Panhandle into Oklahoma.  The moisture is welcome there, where the cold PDO/La Nina has brought dry conditions.   Check with woodtv.com for cancellationsHappy Lincoln’s Birthday and Fat (Shrove) Tuesday.   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.

The 1.7″ of snow yesterday in G.R. boosted our season snowfall to 44.6″.  That’s 11.7″ below average for this time of year, but ahead of the 38.5″ we had last year to this point.  Muskegon added 0.7″  yesterday for a season total of 65.9″.  That’s 5.7″ below average and well ahead of the 41.9″ to this point last year.  The overnight run of the European model would give G.R. an inch of snow Thurs., another 1-2″ Friday and maybe a half inch Saturday AM.  The Euro. gives us a cool weekend, but we’re back to 40 on Monday.  The NAM HAS ONLY 0.4″ of snow Thurs. night for G.R., but 2.6″ for S. Haven Thurs. night/Friday.  The GFS has .06″ mix Thurs. and 1.9″ snow Friday to Sat. night with 3-6″ in favorable lakeshore snow areas.

The Hattiesburg MS tornado has been reclassified an EF4 with winds of 170 mph.  The twister injured 82 people and with solid lead time on the warnings, no lives were lost.  Here’s video of the snow accumulating in Hartford CT.  Finally, here’s more on the asteroid that will come within 17,000 miles of the Earth on Friday.


146 Responses to “Tuesday”

  1. Jack says:

    FIRST Ha, Pancake Day, Pancake Day,
    Don’t let the pancakes frizzle away! :-)

    1. SS (Pwell Area) says:

      Made blueberry, white choc chip!!! Blueberries from last summer’s picking!!!

  2. TomKap (Michigan St. & Fuller) Grand Rapids says:

    Bring on those 40′s and then those 50′s!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    (is that enough of !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!’s ?)

    1. Jack says:

      LOL… CUE : Louis Armstrong: When the saints go marching in – YouTube

      ► 3:14► 3:14

    2. suehelen says:

      Put in a couple more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AND TYPE IN CAPITAL LETTERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. Irish coffee says:

      Oh yeah, baby!!! cherry and raspberry afternoon DELIGHT!! PEACE brother Jack…..enjoy tonight’s Gun Show-time, aka, State-of-Union! I hear Barack has a plan to buy back military-style weapons from law-abiding U.S citizens and transfer them to drug-lords/violent gangs in Mexico, A L.A FAST & FURIOUS!! Maybe he’ll also discuss how my children will have the opportunity of paying 90-100% Federal tax rate to fund UN-funded debt/liability of 100 million senior baby-BOOM-ers(SS, HEALTHCARE/MEDICARE,housing,public pensions,Chinese gov’t,etc)At least he’s talking about uni-lateral disarming of U.S NUKES while paying billions in support/arms to Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt…which actually makes sense come to think of it- SHRINK our miltary, while spending$$$ to build up foreign military hell-bent on eliminating Western culture/way-of-life…talk about “FUNDAMENTALLY TRANSFORMING” America– 50 million+ people who asked for it, looks like their wish will be a dream(of Obamas’ father)come TRUE!!

      1. Mark (East Lansing) says:

        Sooo, you’re not a fan of President Obama?

        1. Irish coffee says:

          fan? no….disagree w/ his stance on abortion(especially his support for partial-birth abortion) Disagree w/ his waffling from previous support of D.O.M.A to one against it…don’t like his choices in appointments , i.e Hagel(whom was opposed to Iranian sanctions)….am also opposed to ‘Affordable Care Act’ which targets 20% of population but will make healthcare WORSE for about 80%..via longer waiting periods for office visits, less access to expensive tests, etc ….don’t appreciate his misleading rhetoric ad nauseum- see: calling for a “balanced approach” to solving economic/budget problems, followed by raising taxes, INCREASING spending(overall budget) then now calling for even more taxes…raising debt ceiling YET AGAIN(i’ve just started Rosetta Stone’s How to Speak Mandarin- for DUMMIES”..just in case;) Other than that , yeah, i’m pretty happy w/ nearly $4/gal gas, higher food/energy bills , stagnant wages & LESS disposable income…..not to mention glad that instead of 75 people paying into SS for every recipient(at the start of program) it’s now close to like 3workers for every 1 recipient!! More poverty, unacceptable unemployment rates,etc….yipppeee skipppeeee

        2. Mark (East Lansing) says:

          Just to be clear, you are to the President as Fixxxer is to Michigan weather. Got it now, thanks.

        3. Irish coffee says:


  3. Travis (Oakland County) says:

    A year ago today, winter ended. We only had one more day til late fall in which the high did not reach 32.

    That definitely isn’t the case this year. Looking at the long-term, I think we have maybe 2 weeks of winter left before turning the corner.

    I wonder how the Feb averages are looking now after GR’s had a warm week with 42 posted Sunday and 45 yesterday. It’s looking like a very average temperature month overall.

    1. INDY says:

      Come and see…..would ya!!! INDYY..

    2. DF (SE Mich) says:


      Still -4.6° for the month in GR. It will continue to moderate with the near average weather this week.

      1. Travis (Oakland County) says:

        Yep, as of yesterday Slim said, so we’ll see! So much for the midweek cold you were trying to show me with the GFS last week, huh?

        40 Wed, 39 Thurs. Those models sure are useless sometimes!

        1. DF (SE Mich) says:

          I thought I said late week but anyway it will be here Friday =) Moved back a day at most.

          Still looks cold down to Mexico and Florida by Sunday.

        2. Travis (Oakland County) says:

          Yeah, the last one showed the freezing line all the way down to Florida on Wed. Now Sunday I guess ha

        3. DF (SE Mich) says:

          I usually reference what I am currently looking at, and never say it will actually happen. Cold reaches Mexico by the 16th, so bumped back one day, like I said. Nice try though, as always.

          Here is my quote:

          DF (SE Mich) says:
          February 8, 2013 at 2:08 pm

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

        4. DF (SE Mich) says:

          If you want to knit pick comments, remind me to bring up your 40″ winter snow total prediction, for GR, at the end of February.

        5. Travis (Oakland County) says:

          I’m not nitpicking you, DF. I’m nitpicking the GFS link you sent last week showing it was going to get really cold this Wednesday. We had a little friendly wager going, if you don’t remember where I wasn’t buying the GFS. You even pasted the link for me. Just following up to that, but I guess everyone has short memories and don’t like to follow up on last week’s discussions.

          I took a bunch of flak from everyone here when I said, “The models I’m looking at show mid 30′s to low 40′s almost all of next week” on Feb 6th. Looks like that happened! GR even got to 42 and 45 even though all the models and Wood forecasts showed nothing above 40 and had the beginning of this week in the 20′s. Bill even wrote below me that I must be looking in Tennessee and not Michigan LOL

          I don’t mind if anyone shows that I’m wrong. It happens alot – especially Michigan weather! What I do like is follow ups on previous model runs and discussions so we can better learn for next time.

        6. DF (SE Mich) says:

          I gave you a link for 240 hours out from February 6… That is relevant February 16, Saturday, not mid week.

          All indications are that the temp will be much more than 5° below average as you stated. The GFS has been exactly correct for a week now, which is a miracle.

        7. Travis (Oakland County) says:

          So you don’t remember this conversation at all we had about the GFS? That’s the one I was referring to. Not the ones you posted the next day.

          DF (SE Mich) says:
          February 7, 2013 at 8:25 am

          The 6z GFS has the freezing line all the way down to Florida by next Wednesday =)

          Travis (Oxford, MI) says:
          February 7, 2013 at 8:31 am

          Still not seeing it, DF! ;) Mainly 30′s and 40′s coming up.

        8. DF (SE Mich) says:

          Should have stuck to the older run… darn. That run is turning out to be right on.
          Still, it has only bounced back and forth a few days, that is good compared to how the GFS was earlier in the season.

        9. Bill Steffen says:

          When high temperatures occur around midnight – 3 AM, it presents a dilemma for the forecaster. If I say a high of 40, people expect that during the afternoon. I put out a high of 36 and specifically mentioned on the air that that was a temperature for the afternoon. It’s also hard to go with a high of 45 that occurs at 2 AM with the temperature falling to the mid 30s by the time people wake up in the morning. I don’t know that I would confuse people. They think 45, but when it’s windy, cold and 35 during the day, they think I “got it wrong”.

        10. Travis (Oakland County) says:

          Bill, I wrote this:

          The models I’m looking at show mid 30′s to low 40′s almost all of next week.

          And you wrote this:

          Try looking at Michigan instead of Tennessee. The Euro. brings us to or very close to 40 briefly Sunday night – then no more 40-degree highs thru Friday.

          Not sure why I was called out for that forecast when it turned out to be fairly accurate? Oh well. Too much he said/she said on here lately! No longer bringing up old discussions because no one seems to remember. Thanks for the insight, as always, Bill!

        11. Bill Steffen says:

          Well, the high today has been 31. It may very well not reach 40 tomorrow or Thursday…pretty close call, we still have snow on the ground here. It’s back to upper 20s to near 30 Friday and low-mid 20s on Saturday (10 degrees cooler than average). We may brush 40 long about next Tue…but they another cold push after that. I don’t know how you think this month is going to come out “average”.

    3. Todd In Nunica says:

      last 2 years I did not plow anything beyond feb 25th…..I am still hopeful that does not ring true yet again.

      Also last 2 years we needed to have maple taps in before the end of Feb (days near 40 and nights below freezing)

      I sure hope to get in 5-10 more plows (only need 2″ each}

  4. INDY says:


    1. SlimJim NW GR (1) says:

      the record snow fall for GR in February (41.6″) looks to be very safe at this time

      1. Rumrunner says:


      2. suehelen says:

        You’re supposed to put lots of exclamation points behind your statement!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;-)

  5. SlimJim NW GR (1) says:

    As of yesterday GR is -4.6° for the month and at the airport it is reported they received 18.4″ of snow (I am a little higher at 21.5″) So at the airport they are over the average snow for for month (14.8)
    While the snow yesterday only measured 1.7″ with the snow falling and the wind it was a much more wintry day then what that would indicate.
    Its not that cold of a start to the day today as the temp here is now 30° with cloudy skies.

    1. Travis (Oakland County) says:

      Thanks, Slim! You’re the stats man.

    2. Irish coffee says:

      Slim: 41″ may be UNlikely for GR total(Feb) but last 2 weeks look quite snowy(potential definitely there)…just think how a few short weeks back folks*(some) were projecting total seasonal snfl to be <45"(even much less by a few). Add 15-20" by end of Feb…+ another 12"+ Mar…4" April & GR *COULD be pushing 80"!!!! Who was calling for that high of a total back in mid–Jan? anyone?… Bueller? ;)

      1. GunLakeDeb says:

        *I* kept saying “I have faith we’ll get snow”. With nothing to back that up except a lifetime of living in Michigan. And just like Travis pointed out – in a week or two – we could immediately go into “Spring”. Again – it’s *Michigan*.

        I also predicted the “Sister Effect”: that once my sister from California, who had said she’d “never shovel effing snow again” made it back to Michigan – it would start dumping snow. Mother Nature has a wicked sense of humor, after all. My sis arrived (in a spring jacket and tennis shoes) and it has snowed ever since….LOL!!!!!

  6. Rumrunner says:

    Hey Bill! Thanks for the Lincoln link. Pretty cool read.

  7. Jim S.(Saugatuck Twp) says:

    00Z and 06Z GFS show the potential for a snowstorm next Mon/Tue. As of now, it looks like a rain to snow event with decent accumulations. A lot could change between now and then. NWS hyping up the lake effect this weekend. I know the models don’t handle lake effect very well, but they barely show any accumulations from the lake effect. I guess time will tell how that goes. Regardless, it does look active the next couple of weeks.

    1. Irish coffee says:

      Jim….models *should trend HIGHER on LES snowfall as we approach Thu…6-12″ by late Sat is my prelim call for favorable laskeshore areas(highest totals likely to be found in Allegan/Van Buren given current wind dir. progs)

    1. Travis (Oakland County) says:

      haha no opposing bets on that. I am seeing some colder air and agree!

      1. DF (SE Mich) says:

        I don’t bet, real or virtually. It only leads to disappointment.

  8. Irish coffee says:

    Yesterday John Dee had so. Mi in favorable 4-8″ zone for early next week….today he has removed it and replaced w=- “LOTS OF POTENTIAL”; because it doesn’t look to hit HIS backyard! lol…IF EURO & GFS had his location U.P in jackpot at this juncture he would break out the yellow graphic paint & go 12-24″+ UP there!! ;)
    On a side note, Joe B. AND DT(Dave Tolleris) calling for a blowtorch/warm March– which seals it for me..i’m calling Vegas and putting $1k on cooler than avg March!!

    1. DF (SE Mich) says:

      Sounds like a good bet.

    2. Travis (Oakland County) says:

      Yep, still looks like a warm March/April.

      1. Irish coffee says:

        DEAL!!! Travis: Mar comes in like a lamb and leaves like a pussycat doll(iow, abv-much abv avg)then i will buy Big Daddy and yourself dinner @ restaurant of your choosing!

        1. Irish coffee says:

          ps- you can order ANYTHING you want–as long as it is off children’s menu ;)

        2. Travis (Oakland County) says:

          What’s the bet? Are you saying cool March, Irish?

      2. DF (SE Mich) says:

        Travis agrees with Joe B!… wow.

        1. Irish coffee says:

          “agrees” w/ him? He WORKS-OUT w/ him!! The other day i heard JB even spotted Trav. on a 200lb(wrought iron)bench after traveling north from Planet Fitness & heading for Jungle Gym’s Palace of Dead Weight-s! I keep checking ESPN’s World’s Strongest Meaty-urologist contest every year in hopes of seeing OL’ JB kick butt and take names,-like Jurgen Ricechexoslavakia or Yakoff Smirnoffskidoo..ETC ;)

        2. Travis (Oakland County) says:

          More like Joe B is actually talking about a blow torch?! He pretty much refused to talk about the heat a month ago.

          Guess he’s happy now that NE got nailed with snow.

        3. fixxxer says:

          im all for another hot march.

        4. Dan says:

          I always thought Travis had a warm bias. Just kidding with you, Travis! I do have a question for you. Why do you only follow the GFS model? The GFS is probably the most unreliable model. It does have a very difficult time latching on to cold weather. I was just curious!

        5. Travis (Oakland County) says:

          I don’t follow the GFS. That’s what I’ve been trying to prove – it’s been so bad, especially this year!

        6. Dan says:

          Well, no doubt about it. The GFS hasn’t really NAILED anything this year, has it? I cannot figure out why the NWS places so much stock in the GFS. The JEM/GEM model has seemed to do well during this season!

        7. DF (SE Mich) says:

          You are right Travis, he stole your phase, I didn’t catch that.

  9. Ben (Charlotte MI) says:

    Was in the GR area yesterday and was happy to see that the snowcover survived the rain and warm temps! No ugly brown grass in sight in GR, unlike here.

  10. Rob from Portage says:

    So what are the wind directions going to be at this point for the lake effect Friday and saturday?

    1. Cort S. says:

      Northwest, more or less

      1. Rob from Portage says:

        ughh, not what I wanted to hear!!

        1. Brad (Lawrence) says:

          Yeah, not what I wanted to hear either. I am sick of snow and am ready to get the camper out of storage and do some cool weather camping. This snow/warm up mess crap then snow again is getting old fast.

      2. GunLakeDeb says:

        That’s good news for Winterfest!!!!!

  11. Jim S.(Saugatuck Twp) says:

    12Z models don’t seem in very good agreement on what will happen in the next week. The 12Z GFS has the clipper going through northern Michigan, with lake effect over the weekend, and then has a snowstorm clipping SE Michigan early next week. The 12Z Canadian doesn’t show much of a clipper, but has a decent snowstorm around Saturday with a low moving over Toledo. The 12Z UKMET shows the clipper moving across southern Michigan followed by some lake effect.

    1. Jim S.(Saugatuck Twp) says:

      and the 12Z Euro. shows the clipper followed by lake effect…not much of a storm early next week, but shows a larger storm around the 21st.

      1. bnoppe(Albion) says:

        jim not sure what you were looking at but


  12. fixxxer says:

    i thought it was suppose to be sunny today? the gloom & doom weather continues…

    1. Yup (Grandville) says:

      I thought that was supposed to be the case as well. I wish I could say it was due to the lake, but visible satellite shows A LOT of cloud cover over the midwest.

        1. SlimJim NW GR (1) says:

          One could head south and in a couple of hours not have any snow or one could head north and in a few hours have lots and lots of snow.

    2. Jack says:

      Fixxxer it’s 82 and SUNNY, IN……..The FLORIDA KEYS…..Today !! ;-)

      1. fixxxer says:

        Lucky them. Were not going on vacation until april or so. March madness is next month at the sports bar and they wont allow my wife any time off.

        1. michael g (SE GR) says:

          Fix sends his wife to work at a bar while he sits home, holds his wrist, and weeps. Nice.

  13. SlimJim NW GR (1) says:

    While we started out early in the day with temps around 30° it has not moved at all here as its still at 30° with cloudy skies. I am sure we will have a few (more like a lot) of ups and downs in the next few weeks as we head towards spring.
    It should be noted that there are indications that March could end up being above average temp wise. But as always time will tell. And it should be noted that March has a lot of variation weather wise in our area as it could be in the upper 70′s and even low 80′s (like last year) to below zero (like years in the past) but before we get into March we still have two weeks of February left yet!

    1. DF (SE Mich) says:

      Just no more tornadoes and I’m good.

    1. INDY says:


  14. INDY says:

    DF me u and Bill and jacki RockyRockford are right about thee cold coming we have 3 BIG events coming ARTIC AIR 2 BIG SNOW STORMS AND LOTS OF UN HAPPY BLOGGERS WHO WAN’T SPRING NOT YET MAYBE MAY!!! ARE U READY????INDYY….

    1. Jack says:

      U betcha INDY..BIG SNOW STORM Coming, LAST Week of FEB. Mark it Down FOLKS !!! JEM Model has Been Spot On !!!! Stay Cued ! West M.I. ;-)

  15. Jim S.(Saugatuck Twp) says:

    This isn’t confusing. The synopsis says only light snow expected from Thursday through Sunday. The detailed forecast says rain Thursday followed by potentially significant lake effect snow from Thursday night through Saturday. Not sure which paragraph to believe.


    1. turbo says:

      I agree very confusing! If you look at the bottom of the page it looks like one guy wrote the synopsis and the short term and another guy wrote the long term so basically two different opinions which mean who really know what will happen!!

      1. I’ve never seen two forecasters writing the same AFD take such a different opinion. O_o

        1. I personally choose the Long Term forecast as the one I believe.

    2. Matt (Spring Lake) says:

      This is VERY common with GRR NWS. Wait til they do “forecast maps”. Then you get a third guy’s forecast…

  16. INDY says:


  17. BIGFOOT says:


  18. Travis (Oakland County) says:

    Looks like lake effect for you Westsiders, if anything, but no widespread snow events for the rest of Southern Lower. I just want some snow! Here’s NWS update this afternoon:

    “None of these systems packs enough of a punch or has enough moisture to bring an appreciable amount of snow to southeast Michigan.

    The active pattern breaks Sunday and Monday as an upper level ridge builds in over the central Great Lakes. This ridge will bring an end to the snow chances with warmer temperatures on tap for the early part of next week.”

    1. DF (SE Mich) says:

      Hope for us starts next week.

    2. DF (SE Mich) says:

      Updated season snow at the official locations over here:

      Detroit: +2.6″
      Flint: -3.1″
      Saginaw: -2.3″

  19. Jack says:

    Irish, I will NOT waste my TIME, watching OBOMBA, state of thee Onion adress ! Will be Watching Instead the MICHIGAN vs MSU B Ball Game.!!!! Why would Anyone WASTE their Time, Listening 2 to the WORST PRES. In American HISTORY !!!!

    1. Jack says:

      Darn It… Previous Comment Suppose 2 up a ways 2 Irish ..whoops ;-)

    2. Brad (Lawrence) says:

      You feel the same way I did when Bush was president.

      1. Mark (East Lansing) says:

        Back to back unpopular, ineffective Presidents, coupled with worthless Congresses that only go to bat for their campaign financiers are care not for their constituents’ needs and worries.

        That, my friends, is the American political system in the 21st century.

        1. Jack says:

          Hey, Boman !! I don’t Belive in either of Them. I Do BELIEVE in what The Bible SAYS !!!! PERIOD !! Dylan Songs with my Name on Them ?? Sorry, But U are WRONG ! Here is 1 Dylan Song with YOUR NAME on it !! CUE: Idiot Wind – Bob Dylan – YouTube

          ► 7:49► 7:49
          Peace…..IDIOT!! ;-)

        2. Jack says:

          Lol, Boman, My name is Jack.. not Johnny !! Referenced in That Song !! Awesome Tune though.! ;-)

        3. Irish coffee says:

          Fiscal liberals (Bush + Obama) Obama complains about spending deficit/debt(rightly so),but then goes on spending/debt spree at TWICE the pace!!! WEEEEEEEEEE! My kids can’t wait til their 30′s and 40′s (25-30 yrs from now) when they can pay every penny of salaries in taxes and still barely touch debt + elderly housing health, nursing, welfare, medicaid/care, disability,pensions(public), unemployment, etc…that coupled w/ regulations like we’ve never seen before = energy costs ^^^^^up up and away…scary stuff!!

  20. INDY says:

    Hey Travis West Michigan will be fine this month has gave us ABOVE snowfall yes ABOVE snowfall don’t worrie about us it’s ok we have 2 more months of winter over here I will will sell u some snow come and get it!!! INDYY..

    1. Jack says:

      A CUE for UUU on this 2′s DAY…. INDY… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0hKzamp_R4. ;-)

  21. INDY says:


    1. SW Kent says:

      Perhaps, but only near the lake…..not much for the yard of bricks.

      1. TACO BOY says:

        No snow for Indianipolis Indiana …..About time u are right! TACO BOY

  22. fred says:

    Uncle jack appears to be waaayyyy too ready most of the day…..

    1. Jack says:

      Hey FRED, Uncle Jack !! Has NEVER HAD 2 Much FUUUNNN….CUE: commander Cody Too Much Fun – YouTube

      ► 4:53► 4:53
      Party,ONNNN my Friend FRED… ;)

  23. bnoppe(Albion) says:


    1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

      Bring it on. I hope for at least 3 to 4 more weeks of COLD and SNOW. The perfect weather day for me would be temps in the teens or low 20′s with about 12 to 18 inches of SNOW!!! Throw in a little wind for good measure!!!!

  24. Rocky (Rockford) says:

    This comment is dedicated to fixxxer and TomKap(GR)! The COLD and SNOW is coming! The RDB still shows a major SNOWSTORM for next week!! We have at least 3 more weeks of COLD and SNOW!! Get ready to ROCK n ROLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  25. Rocky (Rockford) says:

    The CPC outlook shows us below average temps with well above average SNOWFALL!! It does not get better than that people! Get ready – we have a lot of WINTER weather left for WEST MI! I love it!!!

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

    Today was definitely colder and cloudier than forecasted. Our driveway is still a mess, there is at least 3″ of solid ice over the whole driveway. Hopefully later this week is round 3 of heavy lake effect for my area!

  27. Mr. Negative says:

    Cold with snowfall every other day through mid April…routine and normal. Grab a dozen PACZKIs today, as they can help mask the perpetual overcast darkness that is Michigan.

    1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

      Now that is the spirit! That is very positive winter comment form Mr Negative. WINTER IS IN FULL GEAR. WE are in a SNOWSTORM PATTERN!!

  28. Tom (Wyoming) says:

    Tom Skilling is hyping a big storm at the end of next week. The last time I remember him talking about a storm this far out was the Groundhog Day blizzard. I was living in Chicago then he talked about that storms potential for at least a week prior. Not saying that this storm will be as big, but definitely something to watch.

    1. Jim S.(Saugatuck Twp) says:

      Gfs has a storm in the vicinity but not quite as strong as e Euro. model.

      1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

        Give the old GFS some time! As you are well aware the GFS more than a few days out is one step above worthless!!

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

      If this storm actually happened, it could actually affect my area more than that blizzard. We have anywhere from 6-10″ on the ground, and we are only going to add to that through early next week. I don’t remember the last time we actually had a big storm with a deep snow pack already on the ground. It seems like we always only have a couple of inches before a huge storm.

  29. Nathan says:

    Either lets get some snow ASAP or I’m ready for the heat! Hopefully we can get some 80 degree days this March, similar to last year. :) That would be awesome!

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

      I guarantee every farmer would disagree with how awesome that would be.

      1. fixxxer says:

        I hope for a hot spring too.

        1. SBPortage002 says:

          Just goes to show some people only care about themselves and not about others and how they feel, which is sad.

        2. fixxxer says:

          Im not going to wish for crap weather for just farmers and snow plowers.

        3. Nathan (Forest Hills) says:

          Not what I meant SBPortage002, I was speaking for the weather fans, becuase I think many of us would agree on either pathway

        4. Mark (East Lansing) says:

          Thanks Fixxx for justifying SB’s comment.

        5. Rocky (Rockford) says:


      2. Rob(norton shores) says:

        Very true. Last year almost killed me with stress. Up all night with My irrigation pumps running frost protecting, then the next morning trying to get my sprays on. Yeah its what it is I don’t mind working hard its just what I do to put food on my table and yours. Also my uncle farms apples, lost everything, still fighting with insurance!!!!! Repeat of last year no thanks!!!…If you know a farmer or meet one tell him or her thanks.

        1. Jack says:

          ROB: THANK- YOU, for all U DO!!!! Yes, The FARMER FEEDS US ALL ! Prayers of Prosperity This Year 2 ALL OUR FAMERS!!!!! God Bless, YOU ALL… :-)

      3. GunLakeDeb says:

        I think there’s a lot of farmers that simply couldn’t stand one more hit like a super-warm March followed by a cold April :-(

  30. Rocky (Rockford) says:

    You will be seeing about three straight weeks of cold and SNOW with at least one or two major SNOW STORMS!! Get Ready!!

    1. fixxxer says:

      In your dreams we will.

      1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

        You might want to go hibernate fixxxer! We have a ton of COLD and SNOW on the way!!!

        1. fixxxer says:

          Until it gets warm and then you change your tune and go golfing.

  31. Uncle sparkee says:

    Tokes the blood hound seen his shadow today. We celebrated by smoking the rope and shooting bottle rockets, we aimed them at North Korea. Tokes eyes r blood shot. Wow

    1. Jack says:

      Hey, Uncle S. and Tokes… I LIKE IT ( rope).. Just Like I LIKE This, Hope y’all LIKE IT !!!! http://www.no-clutter.com/gallery/albums/funny12/pope_smokes_dope.jpg. ;-) . Lolol. ;-)

      1. Uncle sparkee says:

        Amen to that cuz jackle crackle and pops!!

  32. Rocky (Rockford) says:

    It’s WINTER and there is plenty of SNOW on the ground, plenty of COLD air and SNOW in the short, mid and long range forecast. Simply FANTASTIC! You gotta love it!!!

  33. Jack says:

    OFF,Subject…..It’s TIP- OFF Time !!!! ;-)

    1. DF (SE Mich) says:

      Go Green! Saw a student with a “you off” shirt, fantastic!

      1. Jack says:

        Yup, I noticed as Well. I’ve Got TOONS, of Ideas for TSHITS and Hats, Stay Cued:::::::::::: ;-)

        1. Ryan (Algoma) says:


        2. Jack says:

          Yea, TSHITS….My Latest NAME BRAND…….LOL… Any suggestions on a Name for The UNDERWARE Brand….hahhah?..Suggestions anyone ?? Lolololllll … ;-)

    2. DF (SE Mich) says:

      LOL up 30!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  34. kevin. w says:

    If fixxer wants a hot spring can he buy my apples and fruit, cause I’m getn tired of spending 3-6 dollars a bag just for a few apples. I want a cooler wetter March then a little milder April then May nice a cozy.

    1. Brian(Grandville) says:

      Yes, agriculture is a big industry in west Michigan. We should hope for the best for our local farmers. Not caring about this, because someone enjoys a certain type of weather pattern comes off as somewhat ignorant, and selfish.

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

    Go Green!

    1. Jack says:

      Yup, Travis … Weren’t Much of a GAME, Though , What a Blow out… ;-) . Didn’t Live up 2 all The HYPE ! ;-)

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

      And I was perfectly fine with that!

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