Lake-Effect Snow Advisory Cancelled

March 18th, 2013 at 3:46 am by under Bill's Blog, Weather

advisory  mac bridgebenzie three jpegPic. 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.

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248 Responses to “Lake-Effect Snow Advisory Cancelled”

  1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

    I just got done snow blowing a good 4.5 inches of SNOW from my driveway. If you factor in the settling and melting that took place today I would say we probably got a good 6 inches!!! It looks the RDB model and INDY nailed another forecast. This puts the RDB model accuracy up to 73.2% for the season! I love it!

  2. INDY says:

    RockyRockFord we don’t mess around on Bills blog when it comes to snow storms!!! INDYY….

    1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

      When will the warm weather nuts learn? Probably never because they are just too stubborn and are having a hard time facing reality! It is still winter and it is SNOWING and it is COLD outside! Who knew?

  3. Rocky (Rockford) says:

    It looks like the local stations estimated too low on the snowfall forecast for this event, in fact my NWS point forecast shows me getting 6 more inches of SNOW between now and Thursday! WOW that would put me up to about 12 inches total! Definitely the “new normal”!

  4. Rocky (Rockford) says:

    I’ve got some GOOD NEWS for the warm weather nuts! Tomorrow is the first day of SPRING! Now for the GREAT news – we have a lot of COLD and SNOW and WIND on the way! Absolutely no sign of any warm air – in fact more SNOWSTORMS are on the mid and long range models! Get used to it!!!!

  5. Dan says:

    Winter is definitely hanging on in through the start of Spring.
    Temps were supposed to moderate some. It doesn’t look like they will. Looks to stay cold for this time of year! Loving the late season snow fall!!
    Where is GR now in season snowfall total?
    There is still some more snow to come yet this season!!!

    1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

      No doubt – No warm air in sight and guess what people – we are still entrenched in a COLD and SNOWY pattern!! ROCK n ROLL baby!

  6. INDY says:

    yeaa Travis men are out to lunch still thats ok with me no warm air in sight just winter as said for over 3 months now still snowing strong….INDY/ROCKY!!

    1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

      ROCK n ROLL will never die! I am sure Travis will tell us it will be 50 degrees this weekend with sun and then more warm temps with rain next week! What a joke!

    2. fixxxer says:

      Oh give it up indy. You k ow you miss the warm weather and severe storms.

  7. Rocky (Rockford) says:

    I may not need to drive up to TC area to go snowmobiling this weekend. I may hit the trails up by Big Rapids!! Simply FANTASTIC March weather!

    1. fixxxer says:

      What you gonna do when it does in fact warmup and stay that way? Cry yourself to sleep at night?

      1. Brian (Grandville) says:

        He will be golfing, and you wont hear fron him until November.

  8. Nathan says:

    The lake effect fizzled out… Should ramp up again by 04z! Several more inches late tonight into tomorrow! :)

    1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

      Sounds good. Keep the COLD and SNOW rolling! The more the better, just ask fixxxer and the warm weather crazies!

  9. SlimJim NW GR (1) says:

    The snow has stopped….and the sun just came out in a clear spot off to the WSW, now gone again! the temp is 28° unless it warms up after sunset this will be the first time it has stayed below freezing this late in March since 2002….On March 22, 2002 the high temp was 26 and the low was 14° and a couple of days later on March 25 the high was 31 and the low was 15.
    And yes we received a lot more lake effect snow today then I thought we would. Here in Walker I have 5.3″ on the ground and I bet more the 8″ fell during the day today!!!
    SlimJim

    1. fixxxer says:

      Not a good start to spring slim. Hoping things improve greatly.

    2. Rocky (Rockford) says:

      Sounds AWESOME – 8 inches of snow when most of the experts said 1-3 inches! I love it!

  10. Jack says:

    OFF TOPIC….. GO GRCHS EAGLES….Beat Muskegon !!!!!!!!! ;-) . Stay Cued !!!! Go EAGLES, GO !!!!!

  11. fixxxer says:

    Welcome back winter….its like you NEVER left.

  12. INDY says:

    Yes Fixxer I am ready for T-storms are u??? Maybe we can track them togeather this summer!! INDYY….

    1. Jack says:

      Hopefully , There will be T-Storms 2 Track, The Day of Bills Blog…Hot Potluck PARTY !!!! Can’t Wait !!! Stay Cued !! ;-)

  13. Rodey (Rockford) says:

    Fantastic news. No snow storms in the long range. In fact no snow storms for the next 8 months. RDB model is not at a whopping 12% accuracy. Doesn’t get much better than that.

    1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

      fixxxer every time you make a post like this you just confirm your ignorance. Thanks for listening baby :)

      1. GB says:

        Hey kid just calm down. Congrats on the weather I’m glad you enjoy it but do you need to come on here every 10 minutes and write the same thing? At this point I’m convinced you are just a troll that gets joy out of annoying others.
        Or maybe you and fixxer are the same person? Like Dr.Jeckyle and Mr. Hyde.

        I would like to thank court for his explanation of of the NAO earlier. We need more informative posters on here.

        1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

          Hey kid – get used to it!

  14. Jack says:

    OFF TOPIC………. UPDATE………….. GRCHS EAGLES WIN!!!!!!!!!!! 64- 61………….. WHOOOOOO. WUUUPPPPPP !! SWEEEETNESSS !!!!! ;-)

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