Lake-Effect Snow Advisory CancelledMarch 18th, 2013 at 3:46 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
Pic. on the right is snow in Benzie County, where 10″ of snow fell in 9 hours. Pic. in the middle is the entrance to the Mac. Bridge at 3:05 PM Tues. (from Suzy Van Auken) Some of the best lake-effect snow in the U.S. this winter occurring on March 19th! The Lake-Effect Snow Advisory. The high temperature was 29 in G.R. Tuesday. More periods of light snow or flurries for Weds. and maybe Thurs. AM. It will warm back above 40 late this week, but the average high is now 46. In any case by Saturday, we’ll have some good weather for the maple syrup harvesters. Also – there were Winter Storm Warnings up for the U.P. for (drum roll) up to 22″ of new snow! How’s that for the 2nd half of March! We could be on the north edge of a system that would be snow or a mix Sunday PM into Monday. Most of that may still stay to our south. Cooler than average weather is likely into early April. The next system looks like a mix to snow Sunday night into Monday with snow showers/flurries and chilly next Tuesday. The models are split as to how much of that system gets as far north as G.R.
North America 0.289 degrees C colder than average so far this month. Orlando is 6.6 degrees cooler than average for the month. Season snowfall as of Midnight: 60.7″ Grand Rapids, 95.6″ Muskegon, 27.2″ Lansing. Here’s snowfall totals reported to GRR and northern Lower Michigan (9.3″ as of 11 PM at Wellston in Manistee Co., where they’ve had 128″ of snow this winter. They report 7″ of new snow at Honor in Benzie Co. and at E. Jordan) and Upper Michigan (10″ of new snow at Ontonagon, 8″ at Grand Marais, Newberry and Twin Lakes and 7″ at Houghton. Grand Marais and Snyder Lake have 45″ of snow on the ground and the Marquette Airport has 43″ on the ground.