Snow Wrap

March 5th, 2013 at 2:21 am by under Bill's Blog, Weather

Local  1:55 AM update:  The last of the light snow is exiting Berrien Co.  S. Berrien Co. has had 9″ of snow.  Earlier reports had +5″ at Sawyer and Stevensville, +4″ at Benton Harbor, 1″ at Oshtemo, 4″ at Lawrence and up at S. Haven and close to 3″ at Sturgis.  Just a trace of snow fell in Holland.   There was a lot of snow in N. Indiana and N. Illinois.  N. Webster IN was over 11″, S. Bend was at 8″ and Ft. Wayne was nearing 11″.   Chicago (Midway) picked up 9.4″, Joliet had 8.5″ and 9.1″ was reported at Rockford, IL. Many roads are still slick, esp. in Berrien, Cass and St. Joseph counties down into Indiana.   5-9″ of snow across S. Minnesota total from this storm.  Up to 6″ has fallen in Wisconsin.    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 GFS long-term is pretty chilly for mid-month.  The FIM is also chilly.  The European and Japanese models aren’t as cold for the middle of next week.   We certainly won’t be seeing 80 degrees like last March.  If the GFS is right, we may have a tough time getting past 50 for mid-month.  I always say that if there is a time of year when you want it to be cool – it’s March – early May.   It keeps the blossoms from coming out too soon and it keeps the tornadoes south of Michigan.

160 Responses to “Snow Wrap”

  1. INDY says: Bills Blog Song!! Get Cued!! INDYY.

    1. Jack says:

      Yes….Sir REEEEEE…INDY….. ;-) ….. CUED I IS… It’s Called….. FUN !!!!!, Go Red WINGS… ;-)

  2. Nathan says:

    Very sharp edge to the snow! It appears to be right where Bill said, Holland to Jackson.

  3. Rodey (Rockford) says:

    I love it. Winter is pretty much over. A little cooler than normal with plenty of chances for rain. Get used to it people.

    1. fixxxer says:

      please tell me you didn’t change your name again rj. maybe you are another one of jordans personalities.

  4. Marti B (Grandville area) says:

    I am totally befuddled! I’m so glad we have such a great team of meteorologists to figure things out for us. Earlier this afternoon it appeared a blue mass was heading our way, and a couple hours later, it seems to be “going the other way” on the radar screen, away from us. Very strange….. :S

    1. Dry East Northeast wind keeps most of lower Michigan snow free

      1. Marti B (Grandville area) says:

        Thanks Mark! :)

  5. SBPortage002 says:

    Been snowing lightly here in Portage…enough to cover the vehicles here.

  6. Jim S.(Saugatuck Twp) says:

    8.5″ and still snowing hard in Michigan City, IN. So close. Looking ahead, again, the GFS is cool, but not showing much snow at all. A decent rain maker for early next week, then the coold down. Nothing more boring than a cloudy, cool March. Hopefully, it is at least sunny with 50′s.

    1. Hmm really you sure..cuz Bill just showed snow everyday after Sunday in the 8 day.

      1. OR should I say *chance of snows

  7. Mike M. says:

    Wicked house fire right now at 5300 block of Skyway in Comstock Park. Quite the conflagration. Hope everyone is alright.

    1. Bill Steffen says:

      Our newsroom says no injuries reported and it’s in the 5400 block of Skyway…that’s off Buth, about halfway between W. River Dr. and US 131.

  8. Brad (Lawrence) says:

    Cut-Off point is CRAZY. Just took a drive thru Paw Paw into Lawton and they have less than an inch. I have just over 4″ here at my house in Lawrence which is only 9 miles West of Paw Paw. Although it is still coming down at a moderate/heavy rate, I suspect it will be winding down soon.

    1. Brad (Lawrence) says:

      It is a bit windy here also, so the measurement might not be exactly accurate. I can say with great certainty that we have considerably more than 9 miles west of here.

      1. Brad (Lawrence) says:

        Ok…East…Whew, I messed up, I’m really messed up people. :P

  9. SH says:

    A good 4-5 inches in South Haven and still coming down!

  10. Mindy ( Mason MI ) says:

    I Had SUN ALL DAY!!!! My Citrus Tree in my Sun Room was LOVIN IT!!! So much for a Overcast Day!…… BUBBLE IS BACK FOR MID MI!!!

  11. Mark says:

    You have to give Bill and the WOOD crew credit on this one. They nailed the location of the northern edge of this storm with outstanding precision well in advance.

    1. Jack says:

      Hip, Hip, HOORAY!!!! TV 8….. Always Watching Out…4… UUUUUUUUUUU. !!! ;-)

  12. Michael (Berrien county) says:

    Just measured over 7 inches outside my backyard here in southern Berrien. Still coming down gangbusters, at least an inch per hr!! Looks like we’ll end up with around 9 or 10″ by the looks of the radar. Can’t believe we got this much down here!

  13. Brian(Grandville) says:

    FWIW, if long range models are any good, the month of March is gonna be chilly.

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

    Well we didn’t get any snow at all today. And my current snow depth on my deck matches my highest snow depth all of last winter at 9.5″. Pretty incredible for how late in the season it is. If the snow lasts through the weekend, we could still have snow cover well into the 2nd half of March.

    1. Michael (Berrien county) says:

      I guess we’re about even now though in terms of snow depth, since we didn’t have anything on the ground hardly before tonight’s storm.

  15. mr. negative says:

    WZZM debuts a new 10 day forecast…no comment

    1. Jack says:

      Lol..Wzzm…. Home of the ….OFF TARGET…. Forecast…. ;-)

      1. fixxxer says:

        id say they are about as accurate as anyone else jacko.

        1. Jack says:

          No, Fixxxer, U are Wrong..AGAIN !!!!

  16. Marti B (Grandville area) says:

    My 2 nephews live in Chicago…..I wouldn’t want to be there right about now. :-/

    1. Jack says:

      Hey, Marti B. You a old Madisonite ? Rock with the Flock,and Jam…with The Lamb… God Bless Ya ! :-)

  17. Michael (Berrien county) says:

    Just measured about 9 inches outside now. Still snowing lightly.

  18. Paul says:

    Will someone please tell the assignment editor and Marc Thompson to stop trying to make the supposed “racial intimidation” in Grand Haven a federal crime. It seems lately that WOOD TV 8 and their reporters have a beef with Grand Haven and are doing their best to make this beautiful town look like we’re evil people out to kill people on our pier and trying to hurt people because they may be bi-racial. I know it seems like Grand Rapids is the murder capitol of the country lately and the surrounding communities suck, but don’t take it out on our community.

  19. Jeff (Richland) says:

    ZERO snow fell in Richland. Just the way I like it!

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