Snowstorm Passes South

March 23rd, 2013 at 10:17 pm by under Bill's Blog, Weather

colorado snow   A significant snowstorm has dumped heavy snow from Colorado  (where the skiing is fantastic…pic. from Colorado Ski USA) to Ohio.  Snowfall totaled 11.6″ in Denver, 19.4″ in Beulah, CO and 15″ in Goodland, Kansas.  Here’s snowfall reports from Colorado and NW. Kansas.    Snow has been a trace near the Indiana border and heavier farther south across N. Central Indiana.  The north edge of the snow should be pretty sharp, and probably around the Indiana Toll Road.  Here’s the National Hazards Map.  Here’s the Warnings/Advisories over Indiana.    Large hail and damaging winds were reported from E. Texas to N. Florida on Saturday.  Sunday a plane was flipped by strong t-storm winds at Titusville, FL.   The average high temperature for the weekend was 48.  The actual high temp. Sat. and Sun. was 37.  We have had only 2 days this month warmer than 42.  The month is 5 deg. cooler than average for G.R. and 5.5 deg. cooler than avg. for Kalamazoo.  The long range forecast is cooler than average next week,  back closer to average for early April and probably a little warmer than average beginning about mid-April…that would mean lots of 60s about mid-April…so spring is coming.

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72 Responses to “Snowstorm Passes South”

  1. Kimoeagle says:

    Our local FM station (WLKI) had this to say:
    “(NORTH WEBSTER) – Another round of winter weather is headed our way. Low pressure over central Texas is expected to lift out northeastward through the Ohio Valley Sunday and Monday. Accumulating snow will develop through the mid Mississippi Valley early Sunday and spread northeast across the area Sunday afternoon and continue into Monday morning. Several inches of new snow accumulation are possible. At present the heaviest snow is projected to cut a swath through central Indiana. Locations along and south of a line from Monticello to Wabash to Decatur…to Lima…have the greatest likelihood to receive the most snow with upwards of 9 inches of heavy, wet snowfall possible. A winter storm watch is posted for southern portions of the listening area, including Noble, DeKalb, Allen, Whitley and Kosciusko counties from Sunday morning thru Monday afternoon. Accumulations of 4 to 8 inches are possible in those areas. 5 to 9 inches are possible farther south across Wabash, Huntington, Adams and Wells counties. The heavy wet snowfall means shoveling could pose a health hazard.”
    So,those of us to the Nawth (LaGrange,Steuben, Branch, et al)may get 1-2″ out of it, about as much as the Windy is getting out of this latest Weather Channel disaster “storm.” IMHO.

    1. Kimoeagle says:

      That’s what we got.

  2. 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin says:

    Loving the April forecast … Oh Hell Yeah!!!

    1. good ol JR says:

      Bah Gawd! It’s Stone Cold! Stone Cold! Stone Cold!

  3. Larry from Hastings/Barry Co says:

    Two of the grandkids will be heading back to the Smoky Mountains Sunday afternoon. I am sure we will get one more snow storm, before it warms up.

  4. TomKap (Michigan St. & Fuller) Grand Rapids says:

    I dunno, this thing is getting might close for discomfort.

    1. TomKap (Michigan St. & Fuller) Grand Rapids says:


  5. Dan says:

    Radar shows this storm to get close to us. What within 100 miles or less?
    Interesting that almost directly due west of us, they will get in on some of the snow. Bulk of the snow stays south…could it move a bit north as the day goes on?

  6. Turbo says:

    So are we done with shovelable snow????

    1. I am more than done with it, but not sure I will be given any options. :)

  7. Mark (East Lansing) says:

    I’ve been in Cleveland since Wednesday. Wednesday and Thursday, LES dropped about 3-4 in town but 12+ just east of here. I’m hitting the road home early afternoon, fortunately, so I should miss what’s about to come through.

    1. Kimoeagle says:

      Sounds like the ol’ Snow Belt…Painesville, Ashtabula, Conneaut, Erie, etc. (grew up there). ———– If you’re heading home, yes, you should miss it almost entirely. IMHO.

  8. Dan says:

    Did Bill mention mid 60s by mid April? That sure sounds nice. Soon, everything will be greening up for Spring! WOW, how quickly the time passes!

    1. SW Kent says:

      To get things green, we need rain……looks to be rather dry for the next 2 weeks.

  9. Julie says:

    YAY SPRING!!!!! :D So glad things might turn around in mid-April. Thanks for such great updates, Bill!

  10. Nathan says:

    Wow that is a slow moving storm system! Also, it does look like our area will still pick up a few flurries/snow showers… Last ones of the year?

    1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

      We will be seeing a lot of SNOW yet this season! Mark it down!!

  11. Rocky (Rockford) says:

    Lets review the facts not the warm weather fantasy land:
    1. I am still snowmobiling this weekend with 20+ inches of SNOW in the ground in NW Lower MI!
    2. I will be skiing on Easter weekend! It does not get better than that!
    3. The 8-14 day CPC outlook shows us squarely with well below average
    4. We will be seeing more SNOW before you see any type of warm Spring temperatures!
    5. COLD and SNOW rocks for at least 2 more full weeks!
    6. Get used to it!!!!!!!!

    1. Tim (Spring Lake) says:

      Colder than average around here for the next week Rocky, but not seeing much snow. Don’t see much, if any, accumulations in the G.R. area. I think that in a week, we will finally be seeing the end of air cold enough for snow. On the plus side for you, as you have pointed out, if you go far enough north, you will always be able to find some snow. Maybe a trip to northern Canada in June for one last Hurrah??? =)

    2. Harry (Battle Creek) says:

      Well, I see Rocky is still in la la land with his predictions.

      Correct me if I’m wrong, but you also said we would get several synoptic snowstorms this year… And we didn’t. You said cold and snow for every event that was rain.

      When will you stop?

      Let me guess, come mid June, you’ll say “severe thunderstorms tomorrow no matter what”… When we’ll have a dew point in the 40s, a stiff NW wind, and temps near 70… Lol. OR will it be the other way around… Come mid June will you be saying “heavy snow next weekend with lows in the 30′s GET USED TO IT”?

      1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

        Just the facts Harry and the RDB model has shown a 72.2% accuracy rate this winter. This is far better than all of your lame snowfall predictions!

        1. Rodey (Rockford) says:

          Another epic fail for the RDB. Now batting 12.2% I love it. Fantastic.

    3. Rodey (Rockford) says:

      Let’s review the FACTS:
      1. I will be grilling outside for the 6th weekend in a row.
      2. I will be grilling outside Easter weekend. I love it.
      3. The long range still shows a steady climb in temps w/no snow chances.
      4. We will be seeing no more accumulating snow for the next 8 months.
      5. Spring temps from mid week on. Fantastic.
      6. Get used to it. Fantastic. I love it.

      1. Harry (Battle Creek) says:

        Haha!!! I love fun.

  12. Larry from Hastings/Barry Co says:

    Well my two grandkids just left for the Smoky Mountains, try to beat the snow storm south of us. They had plans to leave after church. Looks like some areas are getting good amounts of snow.

  13. Stevekentcity says:

    Some trails in cadilac are getting a little brown. Still a lot of snow in the woods.

  14. Harry (Battle Creek) says:

    We have pretty much missed out on EVERY SYNOPTIC SNOW EVENT this year.

    Kinda like how we missed out on severe weather last year… It was all around us but not on us.

  15. Nathan says:

    This winter was an aweful year for snowstorms, but the lake effect snow was crazy!

    1. Harry (Battle Creek) says:

      Wish we were closer. Lake effect here was 3″ one time with a dusting to an inch every time after.

  16. Rocky (Rockford) says:

    After a slow start this WINTER has been FANTASTIC! 9 weekends in a row with AWESOME conditions! Next weekend will make 10 in a row. I will be skiing up at Boyne MT! We will be seeing plenty more below average temperatures with many, many more SNOW chances! I am off to hit the SNOWMOBILE trails again! I love it! Have fun fantasizing about warm Spring weather, while I am out enjoying this GREAT WINTER weather! Get used to it baby!!! ROCK n ROLL is here to stay!

    1. SlimJim NW GR (1) says:

      In the far northern lower and much of the UP the snow may hang on until mid April (or later in places)But if there is a rapid melt off there could be a flooding issue in parts of the UP later this spring.

    2. GB says:

      Your days are numbered bye Rockey

  17. SlimJim NW GR (1) says:

    Its time for spring but no spring time weather on the horizon just yet! While its now late March and during the day the temps may make it up to 40 and into he 40″s (maybe) if there is a wind it will feel cold. Its 37 and cloudy here now. And boy it looks like we dodged a big snowstorm. If the blocking would have been lets say about 150 miles further to the NE we would have gotten clobbered tonight.

  18. Rodey (Rockford) says:

    Fantastic news. Long range is still showing temps climbing after mid week witn no snow chances at all. I’m heading outside to grill. I love it. Fantastic. Get used to it people. Rock and Roll died a while ago. Get used to it.

  19. SlimJim NW GR (1) says:

    Looking ahead we still have to get past the next two weeks I think before we can relax and claim the snow season is over. While its still a long way off and a lot can and will happen yet there are some indications a large storm system could develop in the first week of April. If it happens at night we could still see one more surprise for the season. Otherwise the season may end like it started with a big storm to our south. But stay tuned.

  20. Sparty says:

    Hurry Rocky! Ask your mom and dad to drive you down south you can still hit the storm if you start now!!!

  21. Jen in Middleville says:

    Can’t wait to get the screens out of the basement and into the windows. Very ready for warm weather. Thanks for the update Bill!

  22. Rad (Jenison/Hudsonville) says:

    Cmon, cant we hit even 40 for day time highs with some Sun ALREADY!!

    1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

      No and the forecast for temps in the 40′s for this weekend was incorrect, just as I stated about 5 or 6 days ago!

      1. Rodey (Rockford) says:

        Is that the same time you predicted a huge snow storm for Sunday night and Monday? Another epic fail. I love it. Fantastic.

      2. Rad (Jenison/Hudsonville) says:

        Hey Rocky, I have a couple of igloo’s for Sale up on the North Pole if your interested.

  23. Rocky (Rockford) says:

    GREAT NEWS! The trails were FANTASTIC today. I just checked the long range GFS model and it shows a MONSTER SNOWSTORM for our area on Monday 4-8-13! The CPC still shows us with below average temperatures through the first week of APRIL! Keep the COLD and SNOW rolling!

    1. Rodey (Rockford) says:

      Fantastic news. I grilled out again today and the burgers were fantastic. Even more fantastic news. I just checked the GFS long range and it shows a huge rain storm for Monday 4-8-13 with temps in the upper 40s to near 50. Doesn’t get any better than that. Fantastic. I love it. Get used to it.

    2. SBPortage002 says:

      Yeah Rocky just like the last two storms you forecast that didn’t happen. The only one who listens to you is you. Give it up.

      1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

        Just the facts – get used to it!

        1. Rodey (Rockford) says:

          Just all hype and no facts.

  24. Rocky (Rockford) says:

    I love it – NO WARM SPRING weather in sight!

    1. Barb says:

      No matter what you say, Rocky, as long as the earth remains, there will be seedtime, harvest, cold & heat (Genesis).

    2. Rodey (Rockford) says:

      Fantastic. I love it. No more snow in sight. Winter is over. Fantastic. I love it. Get used to it. No snow storms for 8 months. I love it.

      1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

        COLD and SNOW ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!! Get used to it fixxxer!

        1. Rodey (Rockford) says:

          Too bad it’s done for 8 months. Get used to it and thanks for listening. Fantastic.

  25. Stevekentcity says:


    1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

      Yes I know fixxxer is very annoying and always has been!

      1. Rodey (Rockford) says:

        I believe he was talking about you and your repeating everything 30 times a day which I agree is annoying.

  26. Me :-) says:

    I am so tired of this cold weather. Enough is enough. Time for spring. I am glad that this storm is missing us. Things have been way too white lately. i am ready for green.

  27. Stevekentcity says:

    Will we have any accumulating snow from now till April 1st? If not, blades are coming off!!

    1. michael g (SE GR) says:

      Outside shot for accumlating snow next Sunday or Monday.

      1. Slimjim says:

        There could be a chance of some snow until mid April. Then a much less chance.

  28. Nathan says:

    As I have stated, March’s weather pattern stinks! Its too cold for outdoor sports and to warm for snow sports. BUT, warmer weather is on the way (According to Bill)… And so are the thunderstorms!

    1. Brian(Grandville) says:

      Yup, this is my least favorite time of year. The transition into spring always brings a lot of cold, windy, wet weather.

  29. kevin. w says:

    winter to summer no spring this year. Period!!!!

    1. Slimjim says:

      There should be spring like weather in mid to late April into mid May. That is acutely the norm here in Michigan.

  30. mr. negative says:

    No warm up. As mentioned earlier…forget the “averages” for 2013. Cold and windy as we flip the calendar pages. Like it or not, it’s time to accept the reality…there is no hope.

    1. Jack says:

      THE GIFT OF HOPE…… Is……… JESUS !!!!!!!!! :-) .

  31. Mike Geukes says:

    Trying to figure out how old is Rocky? High School Age

    1. Scott (was west olive,now Robinson twsp) says:

      He enjoys snow to much yet to be over 30.

      1. Irish coffee says:

        I’m 49….& enjoy snow every bit as much as Rocky, but after having my father diagnosed w/ lung cancer Fri., snow/storms definitely seem far less important now….

        1. Scott (was west olive,now Robinson twsp) says:

          Sorry to hear that Irish.

        2. GunLakeDeb says:

          I’m 60 and love snow; but you’re right, Irish Coffee – family always comes first. Prayers that your Dad’s prognosis is good!

        3. Jack says:

          IRISH… Praying 4 You and your Family !!!

        4. Irish coffee says:

          Thanks guys!!…appreciate ALL support/thoughts/prayers!! I’m exhausted at this point and waiting on results of spread/type etc from bronchoscopy/pet scan….he just had 7ml fluid extracted from lung this talking breathing better- but will be hospitalized a few more days most likely(i guess almost 65 yrs. smoking finally caught up w/ him;( ENJOY LIFE!

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