Weekend (Snow in Michigan!)May 11th, 2013 at 3:18 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
Radar is at the top of the blog. We’ll see a 2-3 hour band of light rain showers move through with the next cold front. That’ll be after 11 AM, so the 5/3 River Bank Run is going to be dry with excellent conditions (light wind early, cool temperatures). Temperatures will reach the mid 50s in most areas before the rain comes. I’m headed to Holland to be in the Tulip Time Parade with Brian and Sue. We’re 10th to last in the parade, so I hope the rain is over by then. It’s going to snow in the U.P AGAIN. If the European model is right, there will be snow showers and a hard freeze over much of Northern Michigan and a good portion of Southern Lower Michigan (see frost thread). Here’s the camera at Krupp’s Resort at Twin Lakes…the ice is still on the lake.
Overnight model data: European has 0.03″ of rain today, 0.06″ Sunday (instability rain/sleet showers in PM), with a chance of showers Tuesday, Tuesday night, Thurs. and Fri. It does take us to the low 80s on Weds. The GFS (caribou) has 0.10″ of rain for G.R. today (Sat.) and at least 76 next Weds. The NAM (caribou) has 0.03″ of rain today and a shower late Monday night.
For current Michigan weather observations and wind speeds, click here. Here’s WOOD-TV Interactive Radar, looping radar. Check out regional radar, GRR radar, northern Indiana radar, Chicago radar and Milwaukee radar. Here’s the College of DuPage Radar Map, the local warning/advisory map and the National warning/watch/advisory map, and a surface weather map. You can checkout the latest Grand Rapids NWS discussion, the Northern Indiana NWS discussion (includes the Michigan Counties that border Indiana), the discussion for Northern Lower Michigan, and Eastern Lower Michigan. Here’s the Spyglass Condos Weather Station the S. Haven GLERL station, the Muskegon GLERL station, the Grand Haven Steelheaders webcam and weather station, and the weather station at Holland State Park. Check out the WOOD lightning tracker and U.S. lightning, the Maranatha Webcam at Lake Michigan and links to webcams. Here’s the infrared satellite loop (night) and the visible satellite loop (daytime), Lake Michigan water temperatures and the HPC snowfall predictions. Here’s NAM model snowfall thru 84 hours, the GFS snowfall thru 120 hours.