SundayFebruary 17th, 2013 at 2:10 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
Catching some serious air in this pic. from Pando Park NE of G.R. Looks like fun. This’ll be a great Sunday to get outside and enjoy some winter sports. 9:15 PM – I’m down in the basement with my wife. We have a fire going in the wood insert, the cats are wandering around the basement, I’ve got a nice tropical beverage…nice night. The past 2 days I’ve been at the Public Museum. We saw the Titanic exhibit. I thought it was very interesting. We also saw the planetarium show and most of the rest of the museum. It was a cool day in the Southeast. Orlando had a high of 55 and a low of 38. Miami had a high of just 59. It was 33 this morning at Daytona Beach and 24 in Tallahassee. Cold this AM here in Michigan, low temperatures: +4 G.R., -6 Holland and Zeeland, -7 Hudsonville and West Olive, -13 Lawrence, -18 Leota and Grayling, -26 in the U.P. at Wakefield and Watersmeet. Muskegon was zero, Kalamazoo +1 and Battle Creek -1. Lansing with only a trace of snow on the ground stopped at +10. When was the last time that Lansing’s low was 16 degrees warmer than Holland? Snow on the ground: trace, Lansing – 4″ Ford Airport, G.R., 8″ Muskegon, 17″ Hart, 18″ Gaylord, 21″ S. Ste. Marie, 23″ Marquette, 24″ Houghton, 31″ Hoist Basin. So far, the month of February is 2.9 deg. cooler than average and today will drag that below 3 degrees. Some places are down below zero to start this Sunday. Here’s current Michigan weather observations. Here‘s Michigan skycams. Muskegon is up to 69.9″ of snow for the winter, getting back closer to average. Grand Rapids is up to 45.5″. We have less than half a foot to catch last year in G.R. and Muskegon is already ahead of last year. Hey, check out the picture/video here from Spain. That’s a wall of snow up to 29 1/2 FEET deep (3 stories high). Check out the video here.
Model update – overnight runs: European says it gets to at least low 40s by late Monday (mid 40s I-94) with .55″ precipitation for G.R. – mainly rain with 1-2″ of snow on the backside as the cold air comes back in. It has 0.27″ of precipitation next Thurs. night/Friday and that would be a mix to snow (if all snow about 3″). The NAM (caribou) has 0.27″ for G.R. late Monday – Monday night with 1.6″ snow to follow. Other snowfall forecasts for Tues: 4.2″ S. Haven, 3.3″ Muskegon, 2.1″ Holland, 3.5″ Cadillac, 0.3″ Lansing. The GFS (caribou) has 0.37″ rain for G.R. late Monday-Monday night then 1.8″ snow…and another 2″ of snow on Friday. S. Haven is 4.8″ of snow mainly Tue. and 2.1″ Friday. Kalamazoo is 1.7″ Tue. and 2.1″ Friday. Here’s the GRR NWS summary of the weekend snow.
Tuesday could be a tougher driving day. With temperatures falling below freezing and a snow showers, things could ice up quickly on the roads.