Flurries/Freezing Drizzle TonightFebruary 22nd, 2013 at 2:09 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
Periods of flurries continue tonight and tomorrow, perhaps another inch accumulation. Temperatures have climbed to 33 at 9 PM in G.R. and 34 in Kalamazoo. Temperatures should hold steady for a few hours, then head down to the upper 20s. The light snow has been pretty much melting on the main roads. Watch for slick spots, especially on sidewalks, parking lots, and lesser traveled roads. 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.
Season snowfall as of 1 AM Sat: 83.5″ in Muskegon (4.4″ ABOVE average to this point in winter and well ahead of the 44.6″ that Muskegon had to this point last winter. Muskegon has had 43.9″ of snow this month). Grand Rapids added 2.3″ today, bringing the season total to 49.1″. That’s 12.9″ below average, but 7.9″ more than we had at this point last winter. Kalamazoo is up to 52.6″ for the season (at WMU). Oshtemo has topped 60″. Lansing, which has pretty much missed most of the lake-effect and synoptic snow, is only at 20.0″ for the season. That’s 19.9″ below average and well below the 31.3″ that Lansing had at this point last winter.
From the Grand Marais Snow Trails Assn: “What can I say, we got hammered by the blizzard of 2013. Over 20 inches of glorious, white gold in Grand Marais, 5-foot drifts everywhere, some reported as high as 8 feet, and we’re still digging out around town! Now this is a real winter… NOAA shows snow levels between 3 and 5 feet on the ground. We actually had to remove snow from the town trail yesterday because the groomers were hitting branches way up in the trees; the trail was 6 feet above the road and higher in places. Our guys and gals were out all night drift busting, clearing branches and trees from the trails, and packing in all this wonderful new snow. The weather guys are expecting a few more inches over the next couple of days… The trails should be totally awesome!”
I’ve seen this before a couple times, but if you haven’t, here’s a cool adventure vid. Northern Lights in Iceland a couple nights ago and cool video of 2 comets, the Southern Lights and meteors.