Wind Advisory has expiredApril 19th, 2013 at 2:09 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
We’ve had a few moderate to heavy snow showers move thru this evening. A couple spots report an nearly an inch of snow accumulated on the grassy areas. Temperatures will dip a little below freezing overnight and they may cause a few puddles to freeze up. Peak wind gusts as of noon: 49 mph East Grand Rapids (on top of the Press Box at Memorial Field), 45 mph Muskegon Beach, 44 mph S. Haven Beach, 43 mph Ionia, 43 mph Battle Creek, 41 mph Coldwater, 45 mph Ionia, 44 mph Jackson, 41 mph Holland Beach, 51 mph Holland Regional Arpt., 40 mph Ludington, 40 mph Benton Harbor, 347 mph Grand Rapids, 41 mph Muskegon, 39 mph Kalamazoo, 47 mph Lansing and Fremont, 47 mph S. Haven Airport, 40 mph Big Rapids. The strongest wind has been in the U.P., 52 mph Copper Harbor, 49 mph Houghton. Heavy snow has fallen across N. Minnesota, NW. Wisconsin and the western U.P. Snow cover this AM: 31″ Marquette Airport, 30″ ten miles south of Grand Marais, 30″ Twin Lakes (4″ new snow), 14″ Ironwood (7″ new snow), 9″ S. Ste. Marie, 7″ Vanderbilt. Up to 22″ of snow has fallen in northern Minnesota! Continue to be careful in this flood situation. Observe flood barriers, don’t drive thru standing water on roads (which may have washed out) and stay away from fast-moving water. Temperatures will be in the upper 30s to low 40s for most of Saturday midday and PM. Look for partly sunny skies Saturday PM and Sunday. Temperatures will be a touch below freezing Sat. and Sun. AM – so some puddles could freeze up for a short time. Temperatures will reach the low-mid 50s Sunday. Once again, we’ll be a little cooler than average next week. More rain is likely Tuesday, but at least we have 3 relatively dry days to help ease the flooding. Also, what’s the first thing you’d do in dirty river water after a sewage spill…yup, water-skiing behind the pick-up in the local park.