Lake-Effect Snow Showers This (Tues.)November 11th, 2013 at 12:50 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
3:40 am – Skies cleared in inland areas overnight. I came home to find (the constellation) Orion high overhead as I carried 7 leaf bags out to the curb for pick-up. The main snow band runs from Mason and Oceana Counties (catching Whitehall/Montague) to offshore of Muskegon and Holland to back onshore near Benton Harbor. The overall dry airmass and lack of cyclonic curvature will limit snowfall amounts. Temperatures will bottom out aloft around midday and then start to rise, minimizing the temp. difference between the water and the air by tonight. As the wind turns more to the west, the band will move east onshore, but it should weaken as the afternoon goes on. Today (Tue.) will be the coldest day of the week with afternoon temps. in the mid 30s. It’ll be breey Weds. and Thursday…each day we’ll be a few degrees warmer than the day before. (watch the surface map to see the coldest daytime temps. of the season so far) Some areas of Oceana, Mason and Berrien Co. could see several inches accumulation through the morning hours. The snow won’t last long, as temperatures moderate this week. Check out the snow and any accumulating snow during the day on the our list of Michigan webcams. Watch Storm Team 8 for the latest…we’ll have team coverage on DAYBREAK from 4:30 t0 7 am on WOOD, TV-8.
The overnight European model has next Monday as the warmest day, with a high near 60 – 24 hours later it’s 35 and temperatures stay below freeing a week from Weds. The Euro. also prints out some hefty rain totals with the system next week…a total of 1.76″ from Saturday evening thru Monday.
Incredible pictures of the damage of Typhoon Haiyan. More pics. here. Look at this picture. Every tree down, every house flattened. Not much left here. A tropical storm has also killed over 100 in Somalia in East Africa. Paris, France picked up 3.51″ of rain in the first ten days of Nov. That’s more than the average rainfall of Sept. and Oct. combined.
For Michigan weather observations and wind speeds, click here. Here’s WOOD-TV looping Radar. Check out regional radar, GRR radar, northern Indiana radar, Chicago radar and Milwaukee radar. Here’s the College of DuPage Radar Map (pick any radar in the U.S.), College of DuPage Grand Rapids radar, the West Michigan Lightning Tracker, National Lightning Tracker, 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. Check out Storm Total Rainfall (until they reset it). 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. Here’s storm reports from SW Michigan, Northern Michigan, NE Illinois, SE. Wisconsin, Upper Michigan and E. Michigan.