WednesdayMarch 13th, 2013 at 3:41 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
Snow by Lake Superior – picture from WLUC. Marquette added 8″ of new snow yesterday (Tue.) bringing them up to 27.6″ for March and 161.4″ for the season. S. Ste. Marie is at 127.9″ for the season and that’s 21.5″ above average. Grand Rapids added 1″ of snow before midnight, giving us to 58.6″ for the season. Lansing had 0.4″ for a season total of 24.9″. It’s been a cold and breezy day – only low 30s this PM. The European is pretty chilly, with mid 30s and a bit of sun on Thurs., low 40s Friday, only low-mid 30s for the weekend, mid 30s Sunday, maybe upper 30s Monday and low 30s Tues. It would give us rain changing to snow Friday night with more snow to the north of G.R. and more rain to the south. The NAM is similar, keeping it mostly rain in G.R., but giving 0.8″ of snow to MKG, 2.6″ of snow to Big Rapids and 3.5″ to Cadillac. The GFS is mostly snow for G.R. for Friday night with at 3 inches for G.R., 1.1″ for Kalamazoo, 2.9″ for Big Rapids, 3.2″ for Muskegon. The storm late Monday to Tuesday on the Euro. would be mostly snow for G.R. and maybe 3-5″. GFS snow guesses for that storm: 5″ Big Rapids, 4″ Cadillac, 0.6″ Kalamazoo (more rain), 3.4″ Mt. Pleasant and Ludington is the big winner on the the GFS with 6.5″ of new snow. All the models show a cool pattern thru most of the rest of March. Scroll down for the radar image and links.