Snow Winding DownFebruary 26th, 2013 at 4:13 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
Weds. evening - We have light snow all around us…it’s snowing lightly at the Indiana border, back to to Jackson and over to Ann Arbor and Detroit. There’s snow along and north of U.S. 10 from Ludington east and snow west of us over Illinois and Indiana. We’ll eventually get a little more light snow later tonight/tomorrow AM, but less than 1/2″ in most areas. Snowfall amounts reported by the public have been anywhere from 1″ to 9″. A RAPID bus collided with a car by GVSU – Allendale. There were injuries reported to persons in the car. Our parking lot here at WOOD is snow-covered and icy this morning. Side streets, rural roads, sidewalks and parking lots are snow-covered and slick in many areas now. We had hundreds of school closings this morning. We’ll hold in the low 30s pretty much all night long into Weds. morning. Some of this will melt as it falls on the main roads with temperatures close to the freezing mark. Dry weather and rather cool for Friday into the weekend. It’ll be another great weekend for winter sports. 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.
Updated Season Snowfall totals as of 9 AM: Grand Rapids 1.6″ Midnight to 9 AM, 57.3″ for the season (7.1″ below average), 32.8″ for February, 47.9″ to this point last year. Muskegon 1.9″ Midnight to 9 AM, 53.2″ for February, that’s an all-time record snowfall for Muskegon for any February, 92.8″ for the season (10.9″ ABOVE average to date!), 49.8″ to this date last year. Lansing 1.3″, 24.1″ for the season, 17.7″ below average, season to date, 38.7″ last year to this point. Kalamazoo 1.3″ Midnight to 9 am, 30.1″ for the month, the most in February in over 15 years, 56.2″ for the season, 10.3″ below average to date. Holland 71.9″ for the season at last check, with 49.8″ for February. From blog comments yesterday evening: 71″ Saugatuck and 80″ E. Martin.