Snow Thursday AM and Cold BLAST ComingNovember 27th, 2013 at 12:53 pm by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
The picture is from “bluegill” in NE Traverse City, where he’s had a foot of new snow and 32″ for the month so far. Ed also reported 10″ of new snow in Coloma (Berrien Co.). We’ve had reports of up to 15″ of snow in Berrien County. The models are similar with lake-enhanced snow late tonight and tomorrow thru midday with an average of 2-3″ for Kent Co. and 3-6″ for the lakeshore from Grand Haven to the north. You may see an inch along I-94 and maybe 1/2″ at the Indiana border. This is SW flow, so if you’re downwind from Lake Michigan with a SW flow, expect shovelable snow. On the right side, we have the GFS model for the morning of Dec. 9th. It has the thickness at 498 in G.R. !! I know the GFS often overdoes cold outbreaks in the fall, but the Euro looks cold, too. A 498 thickness would mean temperatures around 10-15 with most of the area getting steady lake-effect snow with a WNW wind. That would be quite fluffy, light snow at those temperatures. If there’s any snow on the ground, Milwaukee and Chicago could be flirting with a low near zero. The month of December looks chilly for most of the country, and maybe 2-3 degrees colder than average for Michigan. Dr. Ryan Maue tweets: “Looking forward to European models for 12z — dust off record books for Arctic cold blast?” Joe Bastardi tweets: “GFS has temps close to 40 below normal in northern plains now morning Dec 8 huge area almost all US 8 or more below normal”. Winter rules in Decemberrrrrr!
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