More Snow for the U.P.April 6th, 2013 at 3:36 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
More snow on the way for the U.P. Look at the heavy snow from Denver and Cheyenne to Minneapolis to Marquette. There’s a Winter Weather Advisory for the entire Upper Peninsula and far northern Wisconsin for 3-5″ of new snow and an isolated 8″ total Sat. and Sat. night. They still have a LOT of snow up there. Snow cover Sat. AM: 44″ Hoist Basin (W. of Marquette), 41″ Big Bay, 36″ Grand Marais, 32″ Marquette Airport, 30″ Atlantic Mine, 28″ Munising, 26″ Twin Lakes, 23″ Paradise, 18″ S. Ste. Marie, 12″ Ironwood, 10″ Iron Mt., 5″ Manistique. In Lower Michigan, E. Jordan tops the list with 12″ on the ground. Scottville in Mason Co. had 0.3″ of snowfall this Sat. morning. There’s also a Gale Watch for Lake Michigan for winds to 40 mph and an isolated wave to 15 feet. Oh, and check this out. It really works. Put in 120 College SE, Grand Rapids MI 49503 and you can see WOOD-TV (well, the roof and parking lot!).
The models remain miles apart for mid-week with the GFS bringing the warm front north and giving G.R. temperatures near 70. The European (which I and the NWS favor) has a chilly day on Weds. with temperatures in the 30s to near 40. The northern part of the viewing area would actually be close to getting a period of freezing rain if the European is right. The GFS model has been trending south. Originally, it had the low pressure center going up toward S. Ste. Marie. Now it’s about over G.R. and I expect the next run of the GFS to be a little farther south of that. We’ll see.
There’s still a chance of a rumble of thunder this evening or Monday (best chance south of I-94). Much of the Lower 48 States has been cooler than average since January 1. From Accu-Weather: “Temps. in London have averaged below normal every day since March 17, and since March 10th in Paris.”