ThursdayMarch 7th, 2013 at 5:28 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
While everyone is focused on the cardinals meeting at the Vatican, Lora happened to catch this group of cardinals here in West Michigan. She sent the picture to us at ReportIt. You can see it full screen here. Look for variable cloud cover today with a chance of a few flurries (mainly early). The best bet for light flurries would be near Lake Michigan south of Holland. Temperatures will be in the mid 30s much of the day. Winds will be light from the northwest. The first week of March is going to be about four degrees cooler than average. We’ll have a couple of relatively mild days over the weekend, but we’ll trend cool for the middle of next week with maybe in inch of snow then. The days are getting longer at their fastest rate now, about 3 minutes per day, or 2o minutes per week. In 3 weeks, our average high temperature will reach 50. The snow storm that passed south of most of us brought heavy snow from Minnesota to Chicago, N. Indiana/Berrien Co. then reformed to give much of W. VA and E. W VA 10-20″ of snow. I saw totals up to two feet. Don’t forget we change the clocks this weekend. We move to daylight saving time by going from 2 AM Sunday straight to 3 AM. We’ll get that hour back in early November. I did the weather live at Rosa Park Circle at 5 PM and 6 PM as part of the attempt to set the record for people with fake mustaches. They officially had 1,408 people wearing fake mustaches…a new world record. 8:35 PM – still some low clouds from Pentwater north to Traverse City and also E-SE of Kent Co. Both of those areas are shrinking a bit now and most areas will be mostly clear overnight. There could be an isolated patch of fog.