Advisory – Flood WatchNovember 28th, 2013 at 12:37 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
When was the last time you saw a Flood Watch for an ice jam in West Michigan in November! “THE MECOSTA COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGER REPORTED AN ICE JAM ALONG THE MUSKEGON RIVER ABOVE ROGERS DAM NEAR 12 MILE RD AND 183RD AVE. APPROXIMATELY 2 FEET OF WATER IS NOW COVERING RIVERSIDE DR.” WATER IS AS CLOSE AS TEN FEET FROM SOME HOMES.” (click on picture on the right to enlarge).
The Winter Weather Advisory for Ottawa, Allegan, Muskegon, Oceana and Newaygo Counties until 7 PM. The NWS says: “MOST LOCATIONS WILL SEE A TOTAL OF 4 INCHES OR LESS BUT THERE WILL BE LOCAL TOTALS NEAR 7 INCHES”. Snowfall totals include 3″ in Rockford, up to 5″ in Ottawa Co. and 9″ at Mears in Oceana Co.
MODEL UPDATE: The 00Z Thurs. evening run of the NAM (Caribou) is in…here’s the forecast snow amounts thru Thurs. night: Ludington 6.7″, Muskegon 6.4″, Big Rapids 5.4″, Holland 4.4″, Cadillac 3.7″, Grand Rapids 3.4″, Mt. Pleasant 2.3″, Pontiac 1.6″, Jackson and Lansing 1.1″, S. Haven 0.6″ (not including tonight), Kalamazoo 0.4″.
Some snow totals as of 7 PM: 15″ SSE of Spinks Corners (Berrien Co.), 12.5″ Georgetown IN, 12.2″ Buchanan (Berrien Co.), +12″ NE Grand Traverse County, 12″ Berrien Center and Sodus (Berrien Co.), 10″ Coloma (Berrien Co.) 9.3″ Dowagiac (Cass Co. MI), 8″ Pentwater, 7.5″ Edwardsburg (Cass Co, MI), 7.4″ Benton Harbor, 6.5″ South Bend, 6″ Ludington, Niles, and Bangor. Some of these observations are old and more snow has fallen between the report and the current time.