Weekend thread and extreme tornado videoMarch 23rd, 2013 at 2:18 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, News, Weather
These two pictures are courtesy of WLUC in the U.P. The first is a snowmobile trail near Watersmeet and the second is a pine grosbeak. I’m at Science Olympiad all day at GVSU. We’ll see variable cloud cover today and a high around 40. The weekend snowstorm will produce at least 4-8″ and maybe as much as 6-12″ across Illinois, N. Indiana into Ohio. The NAM Caribou from overnight keeps G.R. dry and gives Kalamazoo a little over 1/2″. The GFS Caribou has .07″ mix for G.R. (it’s plenty cold aloft from all snow) with about 1.5″ of snow at Kalamazoo. The GFS plot would give G.R. about 1″ of snow Monday/Tuesday. From Earl Barker’s site, the NAM has the snow south of I-94 with 2-3″ at the Indiana border and nearly a foot of snow around Lafayette and Kokomo. The GFS from the Barker site has 1″ of snow for G.R. over 120 hours (that’s Monday/Tuesday snow showers, not the actual storm), 2 – 2 1/2″ for Kalamazoo (again, over a 5-day period), 4-5″ at the Indiana border and 6-8″ across N. Indiana. The European isn’t in yet. Have a good weekend.
Check out this incredible video of the tornado inAustralia yesterday. Here’s more video and pictures. More video and pictures. And it could be the coldest March in 50 years in the U.K. A complete blackout was reported for between 15 and 30 minutes across Belfast on Friday evening.