Snow WrapMarch 5th, 2013 at 2:21 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
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.