Cold Air’s Comin’November 10th, 2013 at 2:29 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
This picture was taken by Drake Olmstead during the windstorm of 10/26/2010. The winds were howling and the waves were coming over the breakwaters during the night. Gusts included 52 mph at the S. Haven Lighthouse, 47 mph at the Muskegon beach, 45 mph at the Grand Haven Channel, 42 mph at the Holland Channel, 40 mph in Grand Rapids, 37 mph at the airports in Muskegon and Holland and 36 mph at the airports in Ionia and Kalamazoo. Today looks partly sunny with winds diminishing a bit and highs in the mid-upper 40s. The cold front arrives on Monday with a shot of rain – probably changing to snow before it ends. The European model gives G.R. 0.24″, the GFS is 0.20″ and the NAM is 0.18″. All the models give us highs of 33-36 on Tuesday. With a northerly gradient, lake-effect snow showers will be mainly at the south end of the lake in Indiana. However, they may clip the points in Mason and Oceana Counties and Berrien Co. As the flow turns NW and then W, flurries will move inland. We warm up aloft and they will end the flurries – so no significant snow for most of us. Surface temperatures from Weds. to Sat. will warm up a few degrees each day. Looks like another shot of cold air around the 25th. More later – enjoy your Sunday.