Berrien BuriedNovember 12th, 2013 at 11:30 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
The picture on the left is a screen grab from the Benton Harbor/St. Joseph webcam of WNDU (the NBC station in S. Bend). The picture on the right is from Joe Crooks near St. Joseph, Michigan this (Tues.) morning. You can see lots of snow on the left side of the channel. If everything had fallen into place (longevity of favorable conditions – cyclonic curvature, etc.) this would have been an epic lake-effect event. In the time that it was clicking, it was clicking. Check out the storm reports from Berrien Co. and NW Indiana. A trained spotter measured 14″ of new snow in St. Joseph, with snowfall rates of up to 2″ an hour. There were reports of 13″ in Stevensville and 8″ at Berrien Springs. Over half a foot of snow fell in La Porte Co., Indiana. What’s left of the snow is winding down at noon on the N. Indiana radar. Here’s the Grand Rapids radar. The Weather Channel was broadcasting live from Berrien Co. this morning. We’ve had reports of 2-4″ of snow in wHerestern Oceana and western Mason County. Near Kalkaska, there was a report of 6.5″ of new snow with quite a few 2-4″ totals. 3-6″ of snow fell east of Marquette. It was 9 above zero this morning at Leota in Clare Co. Here’s webcams in Michigan to check out. Here’s Calumet in the U.P. Check out the snow in Kalkaska – enough to snowmobile on. Several inches of snow fell east of Cleveland. They had 2-3″ of snow in Valparaiso, Indiana, but the lake-effect missed Chicago. Snow fell down to northern Kentucky. Up to 2 feet of snow has fallen in SE Alaska. Up to 19″ in N. Central Alaska. 14″ of new snow in Montana. More Montana snow totals. Snow in W. Virginia. There’s been some flooding in Hawaii. Some pretty cold air across the central U.S. Here’s low temperatures this morning, including -1 at Aberdeen SD, 0 at Havre MT, 7 at Rochester MN and Mason City IA and 26 at Amarillo TX. On the other hand the low was 74 in Miami and 76 at Key West. The first flurries of the year fell in New York and Philadelphia and this is the coldest air in Washington D.C. in November since 2008. There’s a nice map here (click on it to enlarge) of the path of Haiyan over the Philippines. MacArthur Memorial in the Philippines after Haiyan.