86″ of new snow!

November 28th, 2013 at 5:59 pm by under Bill's Blog, Weather

snow abruzzo italy from german national weather service facebook   This is after 86″ of snow, most of it coming in 2 days at Abruzzo, Italy – ENE of Rome in the province of Pescara.   It’s been quite stormy in Europe.  Paris has had more rain this month (4.72″) than in an average October and November combined.  Picture is from Unwetterzentrale Deutschland, which is the German National Weather Service (from their facebook page).  Pictures and video of the snowstorm here.  

50 Responses to “86″ of new snow!”

  1. Scott says:

    Incredible image. What a tremendous amount of heavy snow. Thanks for sharing.

    It won’t, thankfully, be too much longer until we get into some decent snowstorms of our own.

  2. Christian says:

    There had to be close to a foot of snow on the ground right on Lake Michigan at Manistee today.

  3. Jack says:

    Wow 86″ in 2 Days !!!! When has West Michigan got That Much Snow in 2 Days ? Answer : Never !! When Will West Michigan Get 86″ of Snow in 2 Days ? Answer: Never !!! But, Stay Cued…Anyways….!!!! ;-)

    1. bluegill says:

      Petoskey received 85″ in a single lake effect event about 10 or 12 years ago. It was more than 2 days, but officially one “event.”

      1. Jack says:

        Found it Bluegill .!! See Here::: Other Great Lakes locations that regularly record phenomenal lake-effect snows include the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, northern Indiana’s Lake Michigan shoreline counties, and the hills of northeastern Ohio and Pennsylvania just south and east of Lake Erie. The state greatest-single-snowstorm records for Indiana, Ohio, and Pennsylvania (as well as Michigan and New York) are all the result of lake-effect snowfalls:

        1. Jack says:

          The same event also affected the Lake Michigan snow belt around Petoskey, Michigan where a state-record for a single snowstorm dropped 85.0” between …
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    1. INDY says:

      PS. real boring Weather around Michigan…….INDYY….

    2. Rodey (Rockford) says:

      Wow. You’re even a jackass on Thanksgiving. Congrats jackass. Thanks for listening. Fantastic. Iove it.

      1. Jacob says:

        You and INDY both need to GROW UP!!! SHEESH!!!!! You BOTH are ruining this blog!! Just agree to disagree…there is no need to be so rude to each other dudes!!!!!

        1. Nathan (Forest Hills) says:

          Well Indy is pretty entertaining :p

    3. DF (SE Mich) says:

      Coldest in 76 years! Wow! Good find Indy.

  4. INDY says:

    Bill time to remove rody from your blog way to fake!!! rody Has nothing to do with weather!!!! INDYY….

    1. Jacob says:

      And you are being rude to people who don’t agree with you!! Maybe you should get the boot too dude!! GROW UP and be a man!!

      1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

        Wow – Rodey is brain dead!

        1. Rodey (Rockford) says:

          Wow Rocky=Jackass

    2. John says:

      Wow Rodey you are very rude! All INDY was stating is that it has been the coolest Thanksgiving week in years, and that gives you the right to basically cyber bully? WOW is all I have to say!!!!

      1. Jordan (Twin Lake) says:

        John, we all know you’re Deb(OKC) and the old Jordan. Now STFU and GFYS.

        1. Jordan (Twin Lake) says:

          Lol Jack. You should cue something up to go with that!

    3. Rodey (Rockford) says:

      Tell you what jackass. I’ll stay off the blog if Rocky and you do. I’ll make it even beter for you. I’ll stay off the blog when you and the other jackasses quit picking on people who don’t agree with you. See if your puny brain can comprehend that.

      1. Jordan (Twin Lake) says:

        Repsect INDY or gfys.

        1. INDY says:

          Jordan thee man!!!! INDYY

        2. Mike M. says:

          I am not understanding. Go Fry Your Shoe? Government Free Yogurt Sandals? Wtf is this gfys? Idk. Omg.

  5. Ben (North Muskegon) says:


    Detailed analysis of the winter from the NWS in Detroit. Pretty interesting. They are calling for a below average temperatures for December with normal snow, a warmer January with below average snow, and a normal February.

    1. SlimJim NW GR (1) says:

      I would not be too surprised if that is close to how this winter season turns out.

  6. Dylan says:

    That’s AWESOME Bill!!!! I wish just ONCE we here in GR could get that kind of EXTREME snow!!!! hahaha At any rate…SOOOOO HAPPY for this BEAUTIFUL White Thanksgiving!! I hope you all had a very Blessed day with family and loved ones…though by some rude men on here…I would have to say they might not have…although those 2 always seem like grumpy old men!! HAHAHA Take some laxatives…they will help!! hahaha

  7. morgan says:

    wow! That is a lot of snow :)

  8. Barry in Zeeland says:

    Looks like bad news for comet Ison:


    I was looking forward to seeing it in a week or two. So much for the “comet of the century”.

    1. Mark (East Lansing) says:

      Fizzle fo shizzle.

      1. Jordan (Twin Lake) says:

        Thats fixxxers wifes’ stage name!

  9. Nathan (Forest Hills) says:

    Okay, what’s up with the bubble around GR again? Not that it matters… It will probably all melt with Mondays possible warmup. And speaking of a warmup, it will still be below average.

  10. SlimJim NW GR (1) says:

    Well I just shoveled the drive and measured the snow……and here at my house I have just 3.5″ of new snow and now have 5″ on the ground. with a temp of 25° So all in all a very white Thanksgiving here in west Michigan….One really has to wonder if we will have a green Christmas. While the first half of December looks like it will be colder then average. I would not be too surprised to see a warm up in mid December. Time will tell.

  11. SlimJim NW GR (1) says:

    BTW it still looks like the system for late next week will be mostly a rain event for our area and maybe some lake effect after the system is off to our NE. And that boys and girls could be our winter pattern with systems going to our west giving us rain on the warm side of the system (and that is what the NWS out of SE Michigan is thinking)


    And I kind of agree with the Detroit office’s thinking for the winter season.

    1. Jim S (Saugatuck Twp) says:

      Some of those records from the 1880′s are pretty amazing. The warmest winter was significantly warmer than the 2nd warmest winter. Also, how about 2 feet of snow in April? Crazy. I am a bit skeptical on those temperature readings.

    2. Brian(Grandville) says:

      I can’t imagine that being the pattern all winter. Especially with all the snow on the ground already to the north and west. I usually always see this happen in December, and once January comes the storm track has shifter south. I did like your comment on another thread about predicting the future though. Yes, if it were that easy we would all be set for life, and any forecast more than 3 days out is getting into a guessing game at that point.

  12. Judi I says:

    I remember 2012 when I thought the snowplow driver wasn’t going to earn all the money we paid and it wasn’t until early 2013 that he finally had to keep coming. We really got the snow much earlier and I wonder what it will be like for 2014, if it will get worse?

  13. Patches of Truth says:

    Hoping I will get my money’s worth in snowplowing this year. First year that I have purchased that…was thinking that at age 73 this lady should sit inside and watch plows instead of shoveling.

  14. Pegleg says:

    Everybody complains about the weather, but nobody ever DOES anything about it!

  15. Pegleg says:

    Since retirement I don’t dislike (hate) winter as much. I see it from a different perspective now that I don’t have to wade around in it anymore. I like a hot mug of coffee in front of the fireplace, feet up on the coffee table, watching the snow fall gently into the woods. Everything is relative.

  16. Pegleg says:

    Patches, I commend you for shoveling as long as you did. Now that you don’t anymore, you will need to exercise. How about lifting weights? (snork) I know the feeling about getting your snow removal moneys worth, but if we have a mild winter some years, maybe the snowplow guys won’t raise their rates.

  17. Pegleg says:

    …and remember when we were schoolkids we had to walk through snow up to our waists to and from school-uphill both ways! You didn’t see many obese children back then. With three channels on TV (when we had one), and no video games nor video movies, we spent a lot of time outdoors, making snowmen and women, snow angels and snowball fights, eating snow (not the lemon colored stuff ) sledding and tobogganing and walking back up the hills, so we didn’t have time to get obese-and we had real, not electronic, fun.

  18. MIWoodguy says:

    Are you sure??? 86 INCHES?? or is that 86 CENTIMETERS??? (i.e. about 34 inches) Re: the snow in Europe.

  19. unbelievable picture, children must be loving it.

  20. I wonder what this coming winter will be like. I hope it is a bit milder.

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